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Houston Liposuction at Paul F. Fortes MD Plastic Surgery

Liposuction can help you eliminate stubborn fat deposits that just won't go away, no matter how hard you try with diet and exercise. If you're in Houston, you can opt for this procedure to get a more toned and shaped body in areas like your tummy, thighs, buttocks, arms, and neck. Through Dr. Paul Fortes, this procedure is especially helpful if you're already at a healthy weight but are looking to get rid of specific areas of excess fat that seem resistant to traditional weight loss methods. Liposuction and Dr. Fortes can help you achieve your body goals without compromising your overall health and fitness routine.

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What is Liposuction?

Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery that removes excess fat deposits from specific body areas.

It is a popular procedure if you have tried diet and exercise but are unable to eliminate stubborn fat deposits in certain areas, such as the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, arms, or neck. Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure but a body contouring procedure designed to improve the shape and definition of specific areas.

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What are the Benefits of Liposuction?

Liposuction is an amazing way to get rid of those stubborn fat deposits in your tummy, thighs, arms, or neck and get a great body shape. This procedure removes the fat cells and gives you a more defined and smoother look, boosting your confidence and self-esteem. Liposuction can make you feel better about your body and provide an overall sense of well-being. What's great about liposuction is that it targets specific areas where traditional weight loss methods don't work. You don't need to lose weight overall, which is especially useful if you're already at a healthy weight but struggle with some problem areas. You can focus on refining specific parts of your body without sacrificing your overall health and fitness goals. It's like a superpower that helps you achieve the body shape you've always wanted!

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Your Liposuction Consultation

The first step towards achieving your body contouring goals is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Fortes. During the consultation, Dr. Fortes will carefully evaluate your individual needs, discuss your desired outcomes, and explain the liposuction procedure in detail. He will also assess your overall health and medical history to ensure liposuction is a suitable option for you.

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Types of Liposuction

The tumescent technique for liposuction is the most commonly used method for achieving desired results in contouring and sculpting areas. Ultrasonic Assisted Liposuction (UAL) is now being used in conjunction with tumescent liposuction techniques. For more information about these liposuction procedures, please contact Dr. Fortes in Houston, TX.

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Your Liposuction Procedure

Dr. Fortes has performed thousands of Houston liposuction procedures using the latest techniques to ensure his patients are satisfied and safe. During liposuction (generally an outpatient procedure under general or local anesthesia), a small incision is made in the skin to insert a small hollow tube (or cannula) that helps remove excess fat from the body. Once the desired amount of fat is removed, the area is stitched and prepped for recovery. Sutures are removed after about one week, and patients can return to work in five to seven days. Depending on the details of your liposuction treatment, normal athletic activities can be resumed in about three weeks. Prospective patients must realize that liposuction is not a substitute for a weight loss program and is only recommended for those individuals of normal weight to slightly above normal weight who have excess pockets of fat that do not respond to diet or exercise.

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Liposuction Results

You can expect to see noticeable improvements in body contour and definition shortly after liposuction. However, the final results may take several weeks to fully emerge as swelling subsides and the skin retracts to its new contours. Dr. Fortes will provide detailed instructions on post-operative care to ensure optimal healing and maximize your results.

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Liposuction Recovery and Aftercare

Following liposuction, patients may experience some discomfort, swelling, and bruising in the treated areas. These side effects are typically manageable with medication and over-the-counter pain relievers. Dr. Fortes will prescribe a compression garment to wear during recovery to help reduce swelling and promote healing. Most patients can return to work within a week, and normal activities can be resumed within a few weeks.

Liposuction Frequently Asked Questions

Liposuction suits individuals within 20-30 pounds of their ideal weight, with good skin elasticity and physical health. However, candidacy is determined case-by-case, considering specific goals and target areas.

Modern liposuction methods are minimally invasive and use gentle techniques , making the procedure relatively comfortable for patients. Sedation and local anesthetics can be utilized to minimize discomfort.

Liposuction provides permanent results as long as patients maintain their pre-surgery diet and exercise routine.

Patients should openly communicate their desired results with their surgeon, and it's beneficial to review before and after liposuction photos of similar procedures and body types to understand the achievable outcomes.

Common areas for liposuction include the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, arms, and neck. Less common areas may include the ankles, inner thighs, and upper back, with the optimal area being unique to each individual.

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Place your trust in deserving hands. Explore state-of-the-art options and design your personalized treatment plan with renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Fortes. Your best results are within reach.