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Despite your best efforts, some fat just doesn’t respond well to diet and exercise. Liposuction can help sculpt your body by removing unwanted, extra fat from specific areas to mold smoother, sleeker contours. Liposuction isn’t a weight loss technique but lipo can help with areas of persistent fat that don’t respond to traditional weight loss methods.*
Well-established in his field, Dr. David Dellinger maintains board certifications in both plastic/reconstructive and general surgery, and has more than two decades of experience in performing body contouring plastic surgery procedures. At Elysian Plastic Surgery, Dr. Dellinger works with men and women in the Austin area and throughout Texas who are interested in improving their appearance with body contouring surgery.
Contact us online or call our Austin office at 512-229-1978 to learn more your options for liposuction.
The best candidates for liposuction are healthy men and women of all ages who have realistic expectations and pockets of stubborn fat. Liposuction may be right for you if you have reached and maintained a stable weight and have firm, elastic skin.
Liposuction can be performed all over the body, including the abdomen, waistline, hips, love handles, buttocks, thighs, knees, ankles, calves, upper arms, chin, cheeks and neck. Liposuction may also be used during a breast reduction and added to a mommy makeover.
During your consultation, Dr. Dellinger will assess your skin tone and the areas where you hope to have liposuction and talk with you about your expectations to recommend the best treatment plan. Keep in mind that liposuction alone may not create the results you hope to see. If you’re a good candidate and prefer a less invasive option, Dr. Dellinger may suggest BodyTite instead of liposuction.
Liposuction can be performed at a surgery center or a hospital. Local anesthesia, with or without IV sedation, may be used if you have a small amount of fat to be removed and a limited number of treatment areas. Regional or general anesthesia may be used if you’re having more extensive liposuction. The time required to perform liposuction can vary greatly depending on the size of the treatment area, how many areas are being treated, how much fat is being removed and if you’re having a combination of procedures.
During your liposuction procedure, Dr. Dellinger will make tiny incisions at the treatment area and use a thin tube to loosen the fat cells and suction them out of your body.
You should rest and take it easy for a few days after your liposuction procedure. You should gently move around periodically and may need to wear a compression garment to hold your tissues together, encourage healing and minimize swelling. You may experience some discomfort, burning, swelling and temporary numbness in the first couple days. You should begin to feel like yourself again within a week or two and may be able to return to work after a few days. Avoid strenuous physical activity for the first 2 weeks. Most of the swelling should subside within 3 weeks.*
You should see a noticeable difference in your body soon after having liposuction. Your results should continue to improve over 4 to 6 weeks. Your final results should be visible in 3 to 6 months after any residual swelling has resolved. Eating a healthy diet, getting regular exercise and avoiding weight fluctuations can help maintain your results.*
To schedule your liposuction consultation, please call our Austin plastic surgery practice at 512-229-1978 or request a consultation online.
*This information is for education only, and is not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary.