Liposuction Specialist Questions and Answers
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Gary Horndeski MD, in Houston, TX, offers patients with Liposuction Procedure. Do you have fat that you can’t seem to get rid of no matter how much you diet or exercise? Dr. Horndeski has the expertise and technology that will help get rid of that unwanted, extra fat. For more information, call us or schedule an appointment online. We serve patients from Houston TX, Greater Heights TX, River Oaks TX, Midtown TX, Last Downtown TX, and Kashmere Gardens TX.
Many of us are always on a mission to find new ways to improve the shape of our bodies. One problem however is getting rid of that unwanted fat from our hips, thighs, buttocks, abdomen, arms, neck, and back. For some people, it does not matter how much they diet and exercise, those extra fat deposits never seem to go away. If you are one of these people, then don’t despair: innovative technology will zap that extra fat and will help you look and feel in top form again. Liposuction is not weight loss treatment, but instead a procedure that removes extra stubborn fat, and is considered a very popular cosmetic surgery option. There are many benefits with this procedure, and Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Gary Horndeski, MD, in Houston, TX, is available for consultations to discuss the technology and procedure.
What is Liposuction Procedure?
Liposuction is a cosmetic technique that removes stubborn fat that you just can’t get rid of, no matter how much you diet and exercise. The procedure is carried out by a plastic surgeon and the procedure is done on your hips, belly, thighs, buttocks, back, arms, and even under the chin or face to improve shape. You are a good candidate for Liposuction if you don’t have a lot of excess skin, have good skin elasticity, have good muscle tone, have fat that won’t disappear with diet or exercise, and are in good physical shape and health.
Does liposuction permanently remove fat?
The good news is that liposuction does permanently remove fat. If a patient at 130 pounds had liposuction treatment and had six pounds removed, the fat will stay off if the individual maintains a weight at or below 124 pounds. However, if the patient gains a small amount of weight, for example 5 pounds, the results will diminish. This means that if you allow the fat to come back, then it will. The key to keeping results long-lasting is to eat well and make sure you exercise for 30 to 60 minutes on a daily basis. Take walks, jog, jump on the treadmill at the local gym, pump some iron, do laps in the pool, or hit the tennis court with a friend. A half-hour or an hour of exercise will keep you in good form. What you also need to do is eat the right foods, like fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, whole grains, fish, red meat in moderation, and protein supplements (protein powder for shakes). It is important to speak with your doctor on the best diet and exercise plans following your Liposuction procedure.
Does liposuction procedure hurt?
During the procedure, patients are required to go under anesthesia, which means no pain is felt during the surgery. However, pain is felt after the surgery and during the recovery phase. There are some important tips to minimize the pain before and after the procedure. Before going under, talk to your doctor about pain concerns you already have, discuss the type of anesthesia being used, and ask about any medications that can be taken before the procedure. Following the procedure, make sure you take all the prescribed medications, like pain pills, and wear compression garments that your doctor provides, keep the drains in place based on your doctor’s recommendations, rest and relax, drink lots of fluids, and stay away from salt as it will increase swelling. Also, the level of pain following the treatment depends on what parts of the body required Liposuction, and your doctor will make recommendations on how to best manage it.
Are you looking to get rid of your unwanted, stubborn fat? Make sure you meet with a board-certified plastic surgeon, like Dr. Gary Horndeski, MD, in Houston, TX. He is a poplar plastic surgeon here in Houston who will walk you through the Liposuction cosmetic procedure that will have you looking slimmer with the aid of innovative technology. While Liposuction is not a substitute for weight loss, it is a great way to eliminate that extra fat that just hangs around on your body.