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Liposuction in Houston
Liposuction in the hand of an artist like Dr. Vitenas can change a body’s shape permanently. With liposuction by Dr. Vitenas, you can finally say goodbye to stubborn fat cells that are resistant to diet and exercise. As body contouring expert he has the experience to to sculpt your body into a slimmer, more toned, and youthful physique.
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Achieve Your Dream Body with Expert Liposuction in Houston
The benefits of liposuction include:
- Permanently removes stubborn excess fatty tissue unresponsive to diet and exercise
- Reduces fat deposits in targeted areas to sculpt an attractive, slimmer figure
- Reshapes your physique and enhances your natural contours
- Provides dramatic improvements to your self-image and self-confidence
Liposuction is a valuable tool for refining body contours and addressing localized fat deposits, but it is not a weight loss solution. It is best suited for individuals seeking targeted fat reduction and enhanced body proportions. If you are healthy and at a stable weight but remain dissatisfied with one or more body areas, liposuction can help you finally achieve your dream body.
Effective Fat Removal with Liposuction
Liposuction is a body contouring procedure that directly removes stubborn fat cells and sculpts specific areas of your body. During this surgical treatment, your Houston plastic surgeon will make small incisions near the targeted fatty deposits and insert a thin tube called a cannula. The cannula is connected to a vacuum device that suctions out the fat.
Common treatment areas for liposuction include:
- Abdomen and waist
- Hips, thighs, knees
- Back and bra rolls
- Neck and chin
At Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery in Houston, various liposuction techniques are offered to cater to individual needs and preferences. Among these options are:
- Tumescent liposuction: This method involves injecting a specialized solution into the targeted area before the fat removal process. The solution helps minimize bleeding and discomfort, leading to a smoother and more comfortable procedure.
- Power-assisted liposuction: In this method, a powered cannula (a thin tube) is utilized, which vibrates or rotates to aid in the removal of fat. This mechanical assistance allows for more effective fat extraction, particularly in fibrous or densely packed areas.
Patients can discuss their goals and concerns with Dr. Vitenas to determine the most suitable approach for their desired body contouring results.
Ideal Liposuction Candidates
Ideal candidates for liposuction in Houston are individuals who are close to their ideal body weight and live a healthy lifestyle but have localized fat deposits resistant to diet and exercise. Good candidates have good skin elasticity and are seeking small refinements to curves or reduction of fat bulges.
During your consultation, your Houston plastic surgeon will determine if you are a good candidate based on the following:
- Your overall health and medical history
- The location and amount of fat you want to be removed
- Your skin elasticity and tone
- Your realistic expectations for results
If you are significantly overweight, your surgeon may recommend weight loss before liposuction or an alternative body contouring treatment.
Your Liposuction Consultation
The best way to know if liposuction is the right procedure for your needs is to schedule a consultation. In the consultation, you will meet with Dr. Vitenas, who will carefully assess the areas you are concerned about and understand your treatment goals. He will review your medical history to ensure that you are a good candidate for the procedure, taking any relevant health factors into consideration.
Dr. Vitenas will discuss the various liposuction techniques available, explaining their benefits and how they can align with your goals. Based on your unique requirements and preferences, he will recommend a personalized treatment plan designed to cater to your specific needs.
Dr. Vitenas will be available to answer all your questions and address any concerns you may have, providing you with the necessary information and support to make an informed decision about the liposuction procedure.
You will also have an opportunity to view liposuction before and after photos of actual patients. This allows you to get a realistic idea of the exceptional improvements possible following treatment.
Dr. Vitenas' Expert Liposuction Technique in Houston
During your liposuction procedure, Dr. Vitenas will utilize his surgical skills and artistic eye to sculpt your body into a more attractive, contoured shape. He customizes each treatment plan using advanced techniques to safely and effectively remove unwanted fat.
Dr. Vitenas commonly uses tumescent liposuction for precise results with minimal discomfort. This technique involves injecting a solution before fat removal to swell the tissue and constrict blood vessels. The solution contains saline, lidocaine for numbing, and epinephrine to reduce bleeding.
After injecting the tumescent solution, Dr. Vitenas will insert a small suction tube called a cannula through tiny incisions near the treatment area. He will skillfully guide the cannula through the fat deposits, suctioning out the unwanted fat cells. The solution enables large amounts of fat to be removed while minimizing bleeding, bruising, and swelling.
At our state-of-the-art Houston Surgery Center, Dr. Vitenas can perform this outpatient procedure under general anesthesia for your comfort and safety. He has over 30 years of liposuction experience in Houston, providing beautiful, natural-looking improvements in body contour.
Transforming Specific Body Areas with Liposuction
Slimming the Midsection with Abdominal Liposuction
One of the most popular uses of liposuction is sculpting a flatter, more toned abdominal area. Even with diet and exercise, some individuals have persistent belly fat or love handles. Abdominal liposuction can provide a slimmer waistline and smoother contours.
Trimming the Arms with Brachioplasty
Contouring the Thighs and Hips
Rejuvenating the Neck and Chin Area
Enhancing the Buttocks
Create a Leaner Back
Resting and Recovering After Liposuction
Comfortable Recovery After Liposuction
While recovery time varies, you can expect:
- Discomfort, bruising, and swelling for about 1 week; most patients return to work in 1 week
- Wear a compression garment for several weeks to control swelling
- Limit strenuous activity for 4-6 weeks
On average, it takes 3 months for patients to see their final results. Dr. Vitenas will provide detailed post-procedure instructions so you know what to expect during your recovery. He will also prescribe medication to keep you as comfortable as possible.
Proper rest and sufficient hydration are essential during your recovery to support healing and maintain your beautiful results. With Dr. Vitenas’ expert care, you will return to your normal activities quickly.
Why Choose Dr. Vitenas for Liposuction?
Dr. Vitenas is one of the most experienced liposuction surgeons in Houston. His artistic vision, surgical skills, and compassionate manner produce exceptional results for his patients.
The benefits of choosing Dr. Vitenas include:
- Board-certified plastic surgeon
- Over 30 years of performing advanced body sculpting procedures
- Utilizes the safest, most effective liposuction techniques
- Customizes every detail of your treatment plan
- Operates at Houston Surgery Center, his accredited facility
- Known for outstanding patient care from consultation through recovery
During your consultation with Dr. Vitenas, you will appreciate his dedication to providing natural-looking outcomes and a rewarding experience.
Houston Liposuction FAQ
Liposuction is designed to remove stubborn fat deposits from specific areas of the body where regular diet and exercise have not been effective. A board-certified plastic surgeon, like Dr. Vitenas in Houston, will insert a small tube called a cannula through tiny incisions. The cannula is attached to a vacuum device that suctions the deep fat cells from beneath the skin. Liposuction sculpts and reshapes the treatment areas for a more attractive silhouette.
Some patients may experience soreness or a burning sensation after liposuction. Dr. Vitenas will prescribe any necessary pain medications for a comfortable, peaceful recovery.
The best candidates for liposuction are healthy individuals who are close to their ideal weight but have localized areas of fat that diet and exercise have not improved. Good candidates have good skin elasticity and firmness and want small refinements to their body contours.
Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery uses several liposuction techniques:
- Tumescent liposuction injects fluid to numb the area and constricts blood vessels before fat removal.
- Power-assisted liposuction uses a powered cannula to remove fat more easily.
Dr. Vitenas will recommend the best technique for your treatment goals.
The small liposuction incisions are strategically placed in inconspicuous locations, such as within natural skin folds and creases. This ensures the resulting scars are barely visible.
Liposuction can take anywhere from 1 to 4 hours to complete. The duration of the procedure depends on the number of areas treated and the size of the areas.
The abdomen, flanks, back, thighs, knees, hips, arms, neck, and chin are common treatment areas for liposuction. Your surgeon will customize the exact treatment areas to meet your cosmetic goals.
Recovery time varies by individual and how many areas were treated. Most patients take 5-10 days off work and need 6 weeks before resuming exercise. It takes approximately 3 months to see the final results.
Your results can be lifelong when maintained with a healthy diet and regular exercise. Wearing compression garments as directed can also help maintain results during the recovery period.
Liposuction is very safe when performed by an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon. Possible side effects include swelling, bruising, numbness, and discomfort. Rare risks include infection, scarring, asymmetry, and blood clots. Be aware of these risks since could they could be signs of a botched liposuction.
This is considered to be a safe procedure, but there is a small chance of side effects or complications that can lead to a bad liposuction. These can include bleeding, infection, scarring, seroma, blood clots, and fat embolism.
Dr. Vitenas recommends waiting around 6 weeks before resuming regular exercise activities. This can vary from patient to patient.
The price of a liposuction procedure will depend on the technique used, the number of areas treated, any anesthesia fees, and other factors. The exact price quote will be provided during your consultation after Dr. Vitenas evaluates your specific needs.