Liposuction Houston - Liposculpture Houston
Liposuction, or liposculpture, is a procedure in which localized deposits of fat are removed to improve the body's contour. The most common areas for liposuction are the abdomen, thighs and buttocks. Liposuction can also be used in men to reduce enlarged breasts (gynaecomastia).
Liposuction in Houston, is not a substitute for diet and exercise, but is used for localized areas of fat not responsive to traditional weight-loss methods. The success of the liposuction procedure depends on the skin's elasticity, which decreases with age, and the best results are obtained in young patients. If there is a significant amount of loose skin then other surgery may be needed to produce the best change in body contour.
At our clinic in Houston, Liposuction is usually performed under general anaesthetic, although small areas can be performed under local anaesthetic and sedation. The liposuction surgery involves day surgery or overnight stay, depending on the amount of fat to be removed. The liposuction operation involves making several small incisions, and fluid containing local anaesthetic is used to fill the area for liposuction, after which the fat is removed through a narrow tube.
Most people return to work within 7-10 days following the liposuction houston surgery, although with large areas the recovery time may be longer. After the liposuction surgery a pressure compression garment must be worn for a few weeks, which minimises the bruising and swelling and helps produce an even contour.
Heavy activities and sport should be avoided for one month. Most of the bruising and swelling has gone by 3 weeks, although the final result sometimes is not obtained until 3 months following the liposuction surgery.