Schedule your liposuction consultation with Dr. Pearce in Austin, Texas, to enhance your shape for a more attractive silhouette.
Excess fat in the neck gives the appearance of a double chin, which can make even a thin person appear much heavier. Unfortunately, fat accumulation in this area is often impossible to get rid of with diet and exercise. Liposuction can improve the contour under the chin and improve the definition of the face.
Stubborn fat deposits that have developed in the midsection, back, flanks, arms, and waist can make your figure appear less smooth and proportionate. Liposuction can reduce the amount of fat on your body to create a slimmer waistline and more toned abdominal area while also getting rid of flabby arms and thighs for good.
Accumulation of fat in the body causes many patients to feel self-conscious about the way they look or prevents them from wearing certain clothing that exposes their body. Liposuction can not only improve your overall figure, but it can also boost your confidence and provide you with more clothing options.
During your consultation, Dr. Pearce will examine your desired treatment areas to determine the best approach and technique for your procedure. Before receiving liposuction, it is recommended that you do the following:
Liposuction is performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. During your procedure, small incisions are placed in the treatment area, and a narrow tube (cannula) is inserted and used to break up the fat cells as well as vacuum them out.
Following your liposuction procedure, you will be asked to wear a surgical garment to protect your new contours and minimize swelling. Swelling and bruising will occur but should resolve after a few weeks. Make sure you refrain from all physical activity for at least four weeks or unless instructed otherwise by your surgeon. Dr. Pearce will provide you with more detailed instructions you will need to follow after your liposuction is complete.
You can expect the contours of your body to be noticeably slimmer and more defined after your surgery. The results from your liposuction procedure are intended to last many years, as long as you maintain a stable weight. Your final result may take a few months to reveal itself as the swelling continues to resolve.
Liposuction may leave some minor scars that can be hidden underneath clothing and will most likely fade over time.
The total cost of your liposuction procedure will depend on the number of areas being treated and the amount of fat being removed. Insurance providers do not typically cover the cost of liposuction.
Generally, if you are in good overall health without any pre-existing health conditions, you are a good candidate for liposuction. It is important that you have realistic expectations about the outcome of your results and do not view liposuction as a means to lose weight.
Although liposuction can remove excess fat to provide a smoother appearance, it is not a viable treatment for cellulite.
Liposuction usually takes between one and two hours depending on the size of the area being treated.
As with any surgery, there are some risks involved with liposuction. These include anesthesia risks, numbness, damage to deeper structures, deep vein thrombosis, fluid accumulation, infection, irregularities in contour, and loose skin.