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Liposuction in Houston, TX


Liposuction can tackle stubborn fat that you may have been struggling to get rid of through diet and exercise. It's a surgical procedure that removes fat from specific areas of your body using a cannula (a small, hollow tube).

Lipo is often used on the face, abdomen, buttocks, chin, neck, and thighs. It can be performed alone or in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures, such as a facelift, breast reduction, or tummy tuck.

Liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure and shouldn't be used as a substitute for healthy eating and regular exercise. The best candidates for liposuction are people who are at or near their ideal body weight with localized pockets of fat that have not responded to diet and exercise.


If you want a younger, more contoured body that looks better in clothing and swimsuits, but your shape refuses to change no matter how well you eat and how much time and energy you invest at the gym, there’s a strong chance that you’ll benefit from liposuction.

When the procedure is performed by a leading Houston plastic surgeon like Dr. Sukkar, it will provide you with irresistible physical and emotional benefits, including:

  • A balanced, proportionate and more attractive body shape.
  • A permanently improved body contour.
  • Sculpted, toned and defined body features.
  • The ability to feel more confident and comfortable in your skin.

It can be incredibly frustrating when diet and exercise aren't enough to achieve the body you want. But the good news is that you do have options. Liposuction is a quick, safe and effective way to eliminate unwanted fat, sculpt contoured body features and tighten lax skin – so you can love the way your body looks. As one of the top providers of liposuction Houston has available, Dr. Sam Sukkar can help you achieve that.


Unfortunately, liposuction isn’t right for every patient. To be considered a candidate for top Houston liposuction provider Dr. Sukkar’s innovative liposuction procedures, you need to be close to your ideal body weight and possess realistic expectations for what the procedure can accomplish.

Liposuction is not intended for weight loss—it’s designed for body contouring. As such, it will eliminate small pockets of excess fat while refining and sculpting your physique – but it won’t cause you to lose a substantial amount of weight. In addition, you should not be pregnant or breastfeeding, or suffer from chronic conditions like diabetes or high blood pressure prior to undergoing liposuction. As long as you meet all of these requirements, it’s very likely that liposuction with Dr. Sukkar is the perfect way to finally achieve the impeccable body you’ve always wanted.

model in bikini after Houston liposuction standing at the beach


At The Clinic for Plastic Surgery, Dr. Sukkar offers among the most advanced liposuction techniques available today. Leveraging innovative technology and fresh approaches, these treatments are designed to give you the sculpted and defined physique you want – with very minimal downtime, discomfort and side effects.


One of our most popular treatments, VASER Liposuction is a precision body contouring procedure. It uses ultrasound energy to remove fat from virtually any problem area, while also sculpting, firming and defining more athletic features. In this way, Dr. Sukkar can sculpt a covetable six-pack, define a voluminous buttocks, tone impeccable arms and sculpt the muscular body contour you’ve always wanted.

Houston liposuction model in white bikini


The revolutionary PowerX System offers the fastest way to sculpt the impeccable body contour you deserve. This liposuction approach removes unwanted fat and sculpts a flawless physique while doing very minimal damage to the surrounding structures, ensuring a rapid healing process.

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Smart Lipo is a type of liposuction that uses a laser to melt the fat before it is removed from the body. This type of liposuction is less invasive than traditional liposuction and has a quicker recovery time. The reason it's less invasive is that the laser creates a small hole in the skin through which the fat is removed. The quicker recovery time is because there is less trauma to the body. Because of the speedy recovery time, less bruising, and minimal scarring, Smart Lipo has become a popular choice for people seeking fat removal surgery.


Most people feel fine after lipo surgery and can return to their normal activities within a few days. However, it is important to rest and take it easy for the first few days after surgery. Avoid strenuous activity, such as working out, for at least two weeks.

You will have some bruising and swelling after surgery. This is normal and will go away within a few weeks. Your surgeon will give you a compression garment to wear, which will help with the swelling. Another way to help your liposuction recovery process is to sleep on your back and prop up your head and shoulders with pillows. This will help reduce the swelling in your face, neck, and chest.

The way you handle your recovery will have an impact on your results. So be sure to follow your surgeon's recovery instructions carefully.


Liposuction results are usually visible immediately after surgery. However, it can take up to six months to see the full results. The final results will depend on your age, weight, skin elasticity, and the amount of fat removed.

The results of liposuction people usually notice first are the slimmer contours of their bodies. However, there are other benefits as well. Fat removal surgery can improve your body image and self-confidence, so when you start noticing the smallest improvements, your confidence levels will peak. When you notice the larger results, your sense of joy and overall satisfaction will be greatly enhanced.

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It's important to maintain a healthy lifestyle after liposuction to help keep your results. A healthy diet and regular exercise are essential. As long as you don't gain weight, your results should be long-lasting. If you do gain weight, the fat cells that were removed can return, and you may need another procedure to get rid of them.

Liposuction can also help with certain medical conditions, such as lymphedema (a condition where excess lymph fluid causes swelling in the arms or legs), so as your results start to show, you may also notice an improvement in your overall health and less swelling in your affected limbs.

Aftercare is important to help ensure the best possible results from lipo. Your surgeon will give you specific instructions on caring for your incisions and what activities to avoid. It is essential to follow these instructions closely.


by Dr. Sam Sukkar

Throughout his career, Dr. Sukkar has regularly contributed to the field of plastic surgery. In addition to being a leading plastic surgeon, he is also an accomplished author with his book: "The Ultimate Guide to Liposuction":

Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Sukkar's Book - The Ultimate Guide to Liposuction


To learn more about liposuction, we invite you to schedule a consultation at The Clinic for Plastic Surgery today. During your private meeting in our Houston, TX office, we will carefully assess the cosmetic imperfections you’d most like to address, before creating a custom treatment plan designed to sculpt the exquisite appearance you deserve.


What are the risks of liposuction?

There are risks with any procedure. The risks of liposuction include bleeding, infection, and bruising.

Is liposuction permanent? Will my fat come back?

Liposuction is a permanent procedure; the fat cells that are removed from your body will not grow back. However, it is possible to gain weight, which can lead to new fat cells forming in the treated area.

Is liposuction covered by insurance?

No, lipo is not typically covered by insurance.

Can I get liposuction while pregnant or breastfeeding?

No, you cannot get lipo while pregnant or breastfeeding.

Can I combine liposuction with any other treatments?

Yes, you can combine liposuction with other treatments, such as a tummy tuck or breast augmentation. Your surgeon will be able to tell you if you are a good candidate for multiple procedures.

How much does liposuction cost?

Liposuction costs vary depending on the amount of fat removed and the number of areas being treated. Therefore, it is important to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon to get an accurate quote.

Will I need to have someone drive me home following the procedure?

Yes, you will need someone to drive you home following the procedure. You will be given medication to help with the pain and swelling, and it is important not to drive while you are taking these medications.

How long does the procedure take?

The procedure takes about 1-2 hours, depending on the amount of fat being removed.

What is the recovery time for liposuction?

Most people take 1-2 weeks off from work to recover. You will need to wear a compression garment for about 4-6 weeks. You should avoid strenuous activity for at least six weeks.

When will I see the results?

You will see some results immediately, but it can take up to 6 months for the full results to be visible.

Are there any non-surgical options for fat removal?

Yes, there are non-surgical options for fat removal, such as CoolSculpting. However, they are not as effective as liposuction and typically require multiple treatments.

Will I need to wear compression garments following Liposuction?

Yes, you will need to wear compression garments following the procedure. This helps with swelling and bruising.

From the first time you walk into The Clinic for Plastic Surgery, you’ll know that you are in a place that cares about results. Under the leadership of Dr. Sukkar, The Clinic for Plastic Surgery has become Houston’s plastic surgery center of choice. Experience the difference for yourself by scheduling a consultation today.

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