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Who is a Good Candidate for Liposuction?

  • Patients desiring a younger-looking, more contoured body shape.
  • Those who want clothing to fit better, to wear smaller garments, or to look better in swimsuits.
  • Patients with stubborn areas of fat in the face, neck, abdomen, hips, flanks, back, or legs that persist despite diet and exercise.

The Procedure

  • Local anesthesia and light general anesthesia are combined to provide a virtually pain-free procedure, as well as less pain post-operatively and minimal bruising.
  • Liposuction can take anywhere from two to six hours to complete, depending on the extent of the procedure and how many areas need treatment.
  • Small, quarter-inch incisions are made in a natural crease near the target area or under garment lines to be less noticeable.
  • Fat is removed via suction or ultrasonic disruption – techniques that do not damage skin, muscles, or nerves.
  • Drains are not necessary for healing.
  • You will be provided with a compression garment to wear sporadically over the next four to six weeks. Pads will be applied over the incision sites for three days post-operative.
  • Liposuction can be combined with additional plastic surgery procedures, like breast augmentation and liposuction.

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The Recovery After Liposuction

  • You may go home several hours after your procedure.
  • Showering is allowed the following day.
  • Patients typically experience minimal pain, most of which is gone by the next day.
  • Mild to moderate swelling may occur but should rapidly fade over the first three weeks.
  • You can expect little to no bruising.
  • A groggy feeling may persist for the first week.
  • Daily activities can be resumed within the first week, and more strenuous activities can be resumed by the three week period.
  • Most patients need one to seven days off work.

The Result From Liposuction

  • Patients feel more confident and comfortable in their own skin.
  • Your shape is more balanced and proportionate to the rest of your body.
  • Natural-looking appearance within the first week of treatment, and this should continue to improve over the course of three to six months.
  • Any weight gained following liposuction will typically be small in the areas that were treated.
  • If you maintain your weight, you can continue to see your favorable results for your entire life.

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Schedule Your Consultation Today

If you are interested in undergoing liposuction as a less invasive body contouring procedure, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our plastic surgeon, Dr. Sam M. Sukkar.

Dr. Sukkar’s office in Houston, Texas is conveniently located near the following: