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Southlake, TX 76092

Liposuction (Lipoplasty, Fat Removal Surgery for Body Contouring) – Southlake, TX

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About Liposuction

No matter how much you diet and exercise, you may still see stubborn pockets of fat that keep you from feeling confident in your body. The plastic surgery practice of Scott E. Kasden, M.D. in Southlake, TX is proud to offer the latest treatments to safely remove fat from the body. Liposuction surgery is a body contouring treatment that reduces fat from the abdomen, hips, thighs, and buttocks to produce a more contoured appearance. This cosmetic procedure can be used to treat several body parts. During your initial visit, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott Kasden will examine areas of concern so you can reach your aesthetic goals. 

Ideal Candidates

Liposuction is a great procedure for those who are at a healthy weight but have stubborn pockets of fat that cannot be lost with diet alone. Women and men considering liposuction should have good skin laxity because liposuction does not address loose skin. It is also important to understand that liposuction is not a treatment for losing weight. Women having liposuction should be done having children as this could compromise their long-term results. During your initial consultation, Dr. Kasden will discuss realistic expectations.

Surgical Technique

Liposuction is performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia. A very small incision is made in the skin and a cannula will be placed. A cannula is a tool that helps loosen the fat as it is being suctioned out. Once the chosen amounts of fat have been removed, Dr. Scott Kasden will close the incision. Depending on the number of areas treated, your surgery could last 1 – 3 hours. In the dedicated recovery area, your post-operation nurse will help manage your pain and care for your incisions until you're discharged.

What to Expect

You may be in recovery at home from liposuction for 1 – 3 weeks depending on the number of treatments performed and the size of the treatment area. It is normal to see swelling and bruising for 1 – 2 weeks, and you can have the sutures removed after 7 – 10 days. What is most important after having liposuction is to allow your body time to recover and rest. Once you return to work after your procedure, you should do your best to take it easy. To build up your strength, stick to light workouts and go for walks as approved by Dr. Kasden. Keep in mind you may see some changes after six weeks, but it takes 6 – 10 months before your new body shape and contour is attained.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does liposuction cost?
Your cost for liposuction will vary based on the technique being used and the number of areas being addressed. During your consultation, Dr. Kasden will develop your unique liposuction surgical plan based on your needs and goals. He will also take into consideration your budget. Once your plan is developed, estimated costs can be discussed. To help make your cosmetic surgery affordable, our office accepts many payment options and we can help you find low-interest medical financing.

What about nonsurgical liposuction?
Thanks to modern advancements, there are many nonsurgical options to reduce fat. Some of the most popular methods are CoolSculpting, UltraShape, Vanquish, Liposonix, and Kybella. While some of these nonsurgical treatments may help some patients reduce small amounts of fat, liposuction is still best for most patients. Liposuction surgery delivers more consistent and dramatic results. Talk to Dr. Kasden about nonsurgical liposuction during your consultation. He will go over the benefits and drawbacks of both methods and help you decide which is best for your needs and goals.

What about loose skin?
Surgical liposuction only addresses excess fat in the body. If you have loose skin, Dr. Kasden may suggest combining liposuction with a surgical body lift. Liposuction is often performed with skin tightening surgery, such as a tummy tuck, arm lift, or thighplasty to produce the best results. In your consultation, tell Dr. Kasden about all your concerns like loose skin so a comprehensive treatment plan can be developed.

Will I have scars?
Since liposuction is a surgical procedure, incisions will need to be made and stitched. This will leave scars, but Dr. Kasden does his best to minimize their appearance. This includes making small, thin incisions in the natural folds of your body or in less visible areas. After your surgery, Dr. Kasden or a member of his team will go over how to care for your stitches so they heal flat and eventually fade.

Will my results last?
Before you have liposuction surgery, it's important to be committed to maintaining your results. While liposuction reduces the number of fat cells in your body, you can still gain and lose weight. Dr. Kasden recommends that you be at or near your ideal weight before having liposuction surgery. Afterward, it is best to stay within 5 – 10 pounds of your post-surgical weight. Pregnancy after liposuction will also affect your results; however, a second surgery or mommy makeover can be performed to refresh your appearance.

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Liposuction at the plastic surgery practice of Scott E. Kasden, M.D. offers both women and men the opportunity to have stubborn pockets of fat removed. Without liposuction, it can be difficult to create the slimming results you want. Dr. Kasden offers various options for liposuction treatment based on your personal desired outcome. We encourage you to call our office in Southlake, TX and set up your personal consultation with Dr. Scott Kasden.

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