We are proud to offer the latest methods to safely rid fat from areas of concern on the body. Liposuction is a body enhancement surgery that removes fat from the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, and more to produce a leaner appearance. This fat removal surgery at MIA Plastic Surgery can be blended to treat more than one body part. During your initial visit at our Houston, TX practice, plastic surgeon Dr. Phi P. Nguyen,will examine areas of your body you wish to address so you can reach your cosmetic surgery goals. Our goal is for you to look and feel amazing.
Liposuction is a terrific procedure for individuals who are at a healthy weight, but have troublesome areas of fat that is difficult to rid with even the most healthy lifestyle. Men and women interested in liposuction should have healthy skin because liposuction does not address stretched out skin. It is also important to consider the fact that liposuction is not a solution for losing weight. Women having liposuction should have no plans to become pregnant again as this could compromise the lasting outcome. During the initial consultation, we will set realistic expectations.
This treatment is performed as an outpatient procedure using general anesthesia. A very small incision is made in the skin and a cannula will be placed in the incision. The cannula is a special tool that helps loosen the fat that is being vacuumed out. Once the desired amount of fatty tissue have been eliminated, Dr. Phi will close the incision. Depending on the number of areas being treated, your surgery could last 1 – 3 hours. In the dedicated recovery area, your post-op nurse will help manage any discomfort and care for your treated areas until your discharge.
What to Expect
You may need to stay at home for recovery from liposuction surgery for 1 – 3 weeks depending on the number of sections treated and the size of the treatment area. It is normal to see swelling and bruising for 1 – 2 weeks and you should have the sutures removed on day 7 to day 10. What is most important after having any surgery is to allow your body time to rest and recover. When you decide to return to work after your procedure, you should remember to minimize stress and strenuous activity. To get increase your strength, stick to walking and light workouts as recommended by Dr. Phi. Remember, you may notice some changes after 6 weeks, but it takes 6 – 10 months before your new body shape and contour is attained.
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Feel Fit and Toned
Liposuction at MIA Plastic Surgery offers men and women the opportunity to have bothersome fat diminished almost immediately. Without liposuction, it can be frustrating to gain the slimming results you desire. We offer various alternatives for liposuction treatment based on your personal struggles. We invite you to get in touch with our practice in Houston, TX and make your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Phi P. Nguyen.