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Know How’s of Liposuction MARK A. SCHUSTERMAN, MD, FACS

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons American Society of Plastic Surgeons American Board of Plastic Surgery American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery American Board of Cosmetic Surgery Association of American Physicians and Surgeons Texas Surgical Society Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons

In the process of gaining weight, certain parts of the body are vulnerable for excess accumulation of weight. Fat gets deposited in particular part of the body, and the part depends and varies from individual to individual. The scientific process of removal of this excess fat from the deposits is called liposuction.

Houston liposuction is recommended for patients, who have excess fat, but their skin has not lost the elasticity and it’s firmer. Some parts of the body where liposuction can be done include abdomen, neck, breast, buttocks, thighs and upper arms.

Liposuction cannot be looked at as an alternative for weight-loss program as it is intended to suck out the fat from stipulated area only and not overall.

There are three types of liposuction
· Ultrasonic Liposuction
· Power Assisted Liposuction
· VASER technique

The one to suit you will be recommended by Houston plastic surgeons based on one’s medical history, height and weight, and decide the most relevant one. A liposuction is performed by slotting in a hollow tube making an incision in the area when fat has to be removed. A vacuum is attached to the tube which literally sucks out the fat as the name suggests. There are other techniques like injecting fluid, injecting the cannula the hollow tube will be blow off when it encounters fat etc.

A wonderful fact to consider is, liposuction is absolutely risk free. Complications are next to nil in a liposuction procedure. Once the procedure is done, you are kept under observation. It is generally not advised to stay for the night. You are discharged within 2 hours. However, you will be dressed with the liposuction bandage. Minimal swelling and bruise is expected in the area where surgery is performed.

One good thing is it is a permanent solution and in case of noticing a weight gain also it will be overall weight gain and not accumulated in a specific place as earlier. What a sigh of relief!

Contact us today to schedule your appointment with the renowned plastic surgeon and breast & body specialist Dr. Mark Schusterman. Take your first steps to a more beautiful you.

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