Liposuction – Fat Removal Surgery – Houston, TX
WHAT IS LIPOSUCTION
At the Nikko Cosmetic Surgery Center, we are proud to offer the latest techniques to safely reduce fat from certain body parts. Liposuction is a body reshaping procedure that is performed on men and women that removes fat from the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttock, and more to produce a trimmer appearance. This treatment can also be blended to treat multiple body parts at one time. During your initial visit, Houston, TX Cosmetic Surgeon, Dr. Anthony Nikko, will examine your problematic areas so you can reach your personal goals. We want you to look and feel the best you can be!
IDEAL CANDIDATES FOR LIPOSUCTION SURGERY
Liposuction is a good procedure for patients who are at a healthy weight but have pesky areas of fat that’s hard to lose with exercise and diet and diet alone. Those contemplating liposuction should have skin that is taut because liposuction does not address loose or sagging skin. It is also important to realize that liposuction is not an answer for losing weight.
Liposuction Considerations For Women:
Women contemplating liposuction should be past pregnancies as this could compromise the results. In addition, with each pregnancy, weight gain is possible. To avoid having to undergo more than one liposuction procedure, this will be discussed during the consultation.
Liposuction Considerations For Men:
Liposuction for men is very popular. Our Houston, TX cosmetic surgery practice performs liposuction on men to reduce excess fat in the abdomen, chest, and flanks. It can help create a more defined, sharper appearance for our male patients, especially those struggling with a frustrating “gut” or undefined pectoral area due to a layer of fat that is resistant to diet and exercise. Our male patients love their liposuction results as much as our female clients.
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SURGICAL TECHNIQUE FOR LIPOSUCTION
Surgical liposuction is performed as an outpatient procedure with the patient under general anesthesia. During the procedure, a very small incision will be made into the skin in the treatment area, and a tube called a cannula will be entered into the incision. The cannula is a tool that helps loosen the fat as it is being suctioned out. Once the fatty deposits have been removed, the incision will be closed. Depending on the number of areas treated, your surgery could last 1 – 3 hours. In our dedicated recovery area, your post-operation nurse will help manage your pain, and care for your incision site until your discharge.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING LIPSOCUCTION RECOVERY
After the liposuction surgery, you rest in our dedicated recovery area, and your post-surgery nurse helps manage your pain and care for your incision site until you are released to go home. You may be in recovery at home from liposuction for one to three weeks, depending on the number of areas that are treated, as well as the extent of the liposuction.
Expect to have swelling and bruising for one to two weeks, and sutures are removed seven to 10 days after the procedure. What is most important after having liposuction is to allow your body to recover and heal. You may be able to go to work within two to three days after your procedure, but you will need to take it easy.
Stick to light workouts and go for walks as you build up strength. Keep in mind, you may see improvements to the treatment area after six weeks, but it takes six to 10 months before your new body shape and contour is visible.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF LIPOSUCTION SURGERY?
Liposuction offers patients the opportunity to have unwanted fat diminished almost immediately. Without liposuction, it can be seemingly impossible to attain the slimmer results you want to achieve. Dr. Nikko offers several options for liposuction based on your personal concerns.
COST OF LIPOSUCTION SURGERY IN HOUSTON,TX
The cost of liposuction in Houston is based upon the treatment area, technique, and amount of fat that needs to be removed. On average, liposuction surgery for a single area costs $3,000 to $5,000, and this varies by patient. We provide details about the cost during your consultation with Dr. Nikko. For your convenience, we offer cosmetic surgery financing options to our patients.
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BEFORE AND AFTER CASE STUDIES FOR LIPOSUCTION SURGERY
Liposuction is an excellent option for women and men who have small, troublesome areas of stubborn fat. Dr. Nikko not only removes fat, but contours the area using advanced surgical techniques.
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Liposuction offers patients the opportunity to have unwanted fat diminished almost immediately. Without liposuction, it can be seemingly impossible to attain the slimming results you so want to achieve. We offer various choices for liposuction treatment based on your personal concerns. We invite you to contact our practice and schedule your private consultation today.
FAQ ABOUT LIPOSUCTION
Does Liposuction Permanently Remove Fat?
Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery that removes excess fat cells from the body. From this perspective, it does permanently eliminate fat, but you should know that liposuction does not prevent new fat from developing in other areas of your body, including areas near the area of the surgery.
How Long Do the Results of Liposuction Surgery Last?
The contouring results of liposuction last longest in women and men who exercise regularly and follow a healthy diet. Aging, slowing metabolism, and fat redistribution are normal process that happen to any woman or man, so you may need additional procedures in the future to maintain a shapely, youthful appearance.
Is Liposuction Safe?
Modern liposuction techniques greatly improve patient outcomes. Having liposuction from a skilled surgeon ensures that risks and complications are minimized. Be sure to follow all post-surgical instructions from Dr. Nikko to see the best possible results from your liposuction surgery.
Can Liposuction Be Used to Lose Weight?
Liposuction is not intended to be used safely for weight loss. Dr. Nikko recommends that you be at a healthy, stable weight for at lest 12 months before considering liposuction.
Does Liposuction Cause Scars?
The incisions for liposuction surgery are between one-quarter and one-half inch, so the resulting scars are very difficult to discern from the surrounding skin. The scars will be slightly pink at first, but gradually change over the first 12 months to a color that is slightly darker than your natural skin tone.
Where Can I Find Liposuction Surgery Near Me?
Liposuction in Houston is among the most popular cosmetic procedures because the treatment produces excellent results and contours problem areas. If you are interested in liposuction, contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Anthony Nikko.
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