Where is Liposuction Most Beneficial?

Unwanted fat is a frustrating problem not only because it impacts our appearance but also because it tends to be pretty difficult to diminish with lifestyle habits. You may eat well and exercise as often as you can but still find that certain areas are plagued with squishy tissue you’d rather not have. In this exact situation, many people turn to liposuction. Patients of our Houston and Sugar Land offices have options including traditional liposuction, SmartLipo, and Vaser liposuction to choose from. Here, we discuss some of the basics of this advantageous procedure, including common treatment areas.

Liposuction Basics

All liposuction procedures are intended for fat reduction. Each technique extracts stubborn fat cells from a particular area of the body.  The procedure may be performed with a local anesthetic and sedation or with general anesthesia, depending on its extensiveness and patient preference. To remove fat, Dr. Altamira makes a few tiny incisions. The liposuction cannula is inserted through the opening and moved carefully through adipose tissue to achieve smooth contours. The incisions are then closed. The area may be dressed with a compression garment.

Where Does Liposuction Work Best?

Liposuction has evolved to include techniques that can treat just about any area of the face or body. Statistics suggest that women often seek liposuction to contour areas such as the abdomen, thighs, knees, buttocks, hips, back, and arms. Men, on the other hand, often turn to liposuction for problem areas such as the abdomen, flanks, and neck. Liposuction may also be the procedure of choice to correct gynecomastia, excess breast tissue in men. With newer technology, it is now possible to remove fatty deposits from areas as small as the chin and cheeks.

Learn More

If stubborn fat is standing between you and your best shape, and diet and exercise just aren’t doing it, consider the benefits of liposuction. Contact us at 713.271.9000 to schedule a visit to an office near you. During your consultation, you can discuss your areas of concern with Dr. Altamira and learn more about the various techniques that are best suited to your desired outcome.

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