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.
"Hello everyone! If you are considering cosmetic surgery Dr. Kasden is your person. He does an amazing job of listening and then clearly communicates the best approach to ensure you receive your desired effect. I personally have had Mommy Makeover and Blepharoplasty with some liposuction around my chin. Both surgeries were intense and through it all Dr. Kasden was available with advice and clear steps needed to ease my fears. I am so grateful for his wisdom, direct and clear communication, and understanding my fears and giving me the advice when I need it to minimize them and focus on healing. Oh and the best part...the results are AMAZING! I highly recommend Dr. Kasden!"- J.B. / Yelp / Dec 01, 2017
"Dr. Scott E. Kasden performed my tummy tuck with abdominal repair & liposuction. Dr. Kasden is extremely patient and spends as much time as he and I needed to become comfortable with each other (both with his understanding of my needs and my understanding of realistic expectations). Yes, Dr. Kasden was firm with me about my patient responsibilities (no smoking, good health and adherence to post-op instructions), and deservingly he should be, as the tummy tuck w/abdominal repair is an aggressive surgery with a long recovery. Dr. Kasden and his office team of Beth & Carrie helped me manage the pain and cared for me like I was a family member. Dr. Kasden completely prepared me for what to expect, even possibilities for complications - which I did have. Dr. Kasden was committed to my full recovery and gaining the outcome that we both desired. This recovery and outcome did include a scar revision that Dr. Kasden included in my total fee and even saw me on the weekend at times. Dr. Kasden's love for art & photography give him an artistic edge which I believe contributes highly to the exceptional results of my new figure. I have a personal trust and a healthy Dr/patient relationship with Dr. Kasden and I will continue to seek his care in the years to come. I highly recommend Dr. Kasden based off my results, financial value, compassion and office staff."- T.R. / Yelp / Apr 24, 2016
"Best choice - I wanted liposuction on my neck, which had always been large for most of my life (even when I was younger and lighter). My face and neck are the first things people see about me, so I decided to get surgery to make it look more proportionate and slender. In our first consult, Dr. Kasden discussed my overall health with me for an hour before even talking about the surgery. Then, after he explained the procedure in great detail, he told me to take my time and think about it before deciding. No pressure whatsoever. I'm very happy with the results so far (I'm still healing), but it's exactly what I wanted. I have definition, and when I look in the mirror I don't see a bullfrog neck and double chin. He wants not just a good result, but a perfect result."- Anonymous / Vitals / Jun 25, 2018
"Great Experience! - I interviewed 3 doctors before deciding to do my tumescent liposuction with Dr. Kasden. From the moment I walked into the office I felt welcomed. He's a very funny, open and sincere person and I felt he really listened when I explained my issues. His nurse Michelle was wonderful, as was the rest of his staff. Dr. Kasden was very informative in my consultation and he took the most time to answer all my questions. I didn't feel rushed so he could see his next patient. I'm very happy with my results and highly recommend Dr. Kasden."- Anonymous / Vitals / Aug 08, 2013
"Dr Kasden is the Best Choice - Hello everyone! If you are considering cosmetic surgery Dr. Kasden is your person. He does an amazing job of listening and then clearly communicates the best approach to ensure you receive your desired effect. I personally have had Mommy Makeover and Blepharoplasty with some liposuction around my chin. Both surgeries were intense and through it all Dr. Kasden was available with advice and clear steps needed to ease my fears. I am so grateful for his wisdom, direct and clear communication, and understanding my fears and giving me the advice when I need it to minimize them and focus on healing. Oh and the best part...the results are AMAZING! I highly recommend Dr. Kasden!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Dec 01, 2017
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.
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.
Plan Your Procedure
Look Fit and Toned
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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