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What To Expect During Liposuction At Austin Plastic Surgery Centers

What To Expect During Liposuction At Austin Plastic Surgery Centers

Body contouring, or reshaping the body for aesthetic reasons, is one of the most common categories of procedures completed at Austin plastic surgery centers and clinics. There can be many different options used to complete body contouring, but liposuction is often the recommended option to remove areas of fatty tissue not responding to weight loss and exercise.

It is important to realize that this is not a weight loss process. Typically, the plastic surgeon will only approve of the procedure if weight loss methods are not effective in targeting the fatty deposits. For most men and women the areas of the body treated using lipoplasty including the thighs, stomach, neck, hips and the sides of the breasts.

The Procedure

While liposuction, also known as lipoplasty, can be a standalone procedure, it is often completed in conjunction with other procedures. For example, a woman may opt for a breast reduction and then have lipoplasty to remove excess fatty tissue under the arms and lateral to the breasts. It can also be used to contour the stomach after a tummy tuck or to shape the neck after a face or neck rejuvenation procedure.

The process is considered minimally invasive with a few very small, strategically placed incisions used to allow the surgeon to access the area under the skin where the fatty tissue is located. A thin tube or cannula is inserted into the small incision, and the fatty tissue is gentle broken up and removed through suction.

A limited amount of fatty tissue can be removed through liposuction. An experienced surgeon can taper and contour the area to provide a very natural flow to the body for a smooth appearance. The fat cells are permanently removed, but they can deposit again should diet and lifestyle changes not be maintained.

The plastic surgeon in Austin will discuss options for the treatment with patients on an individual basis. Most patients can undergo this procedure, but there are some issues which may make a different body contouring procedure a better option.

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