Lipoplasty / Suction Lipectomy
Some individuals have areas where there are collections of excessive fatty tissue
. Sometimes these problem areas can be corrected with diet and exercise, but some cannot. Genetics plays a significant role, as people will have a tendency to inherit areas where they collect fat. Sometimes they are just unable to lose the fat in those genetically predisposed places. Liposuction is a procedure that can remove these unwanted fat pockets, and Dr. Jaffer is dedicated to using his artistic skill and surgical ability to perform liposuction in a way that emphasizes results and safety.
At Azul Plastic Surgery we are committed to helping you achieve the best possible outcome in your liposuction surgery. Located in Sugar Land, we serve clients throughout the greater Houston area, including Fort Bend, The Woodlands, Katy, Pearland and Galveston. Request your personal consultation.
Lipoplasty / Suction Lipectomy Frequently Asked Questions
If you have excess subcutaneous fat, which is resistant to diet and exercise. If you wish to change the contours of your body. Commonly involved areas are the anterior of the neck (under the chin), upper arms and armpits, male chest/breasts, trunk, abdomen, waist, hips, thighs, inner knees, calves, and ankles. Most patients are near normal weight and desire permanent contour changes. Improved techniques now allow larger amounts of fat removal. Liposculpture can be useful to heavier persons as well.
An improvement in the contour and proportion of the treated areas. A more flattering figure or physique, in or out of clothing.
The procedures are done on an outpatient basis. Monitored Anesthesia Care is usually used for safety and comfort. Small suction tubes (cannulas) are inserted through very short incisions placed in inconspicuous locations near the fat deposits, and excess fat is removed.
The patient goes home with a compression garment (or tape
) covering the treated areas. Compression is advised for about a month as it helps reduce swelling. Once pain and soreness decrease, it is frequently more comfortable to wear lycra or spandex exercise pants.
Initial discomfort is easily controlled with oral medication. Bruising and swelling usually subside in 2-4 weeks. The final result takes shape over 2-3 months.
This procedure is considered cosmetic and therefore is not covered by insurance. The patient is responsible for payment.
The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are rare.