Liposuction, fat suction, or suction lipectomy is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures. It is the technique to remove unwanted fat deposits from specific areas of the body.
We remove excess fat from the abdomen, thighs, hips, buttocks, knees, chin area, jowls, neck, chest and the upper arms with arguably the best liposuction Houston has available. This form of plastic surgery should not be used as a substitute for weight reduction, but only a method of removing localized fat that doesn't respond to dieting and exercise. Dr. Wiener performs liposuction to patients in Houston and the surrounding areas like Pearland and Clear Lake, Texas. Liposuction surgery patients trust Dr. Wiener for his extensive knowledge and cutting edge techniques used when performing liposuction surgery.
Is Liposuction in Houston right for me?
The best candidates for our Houston liposuction are those of normal to slightly above normal weight who have pockets of excess fat that do not respond to dieting or exercise. Such areas include the love handles in men and the saddlebag or thigh area in women. Patients should be in overall good health and have realistic expectations for results. To find out if you are the perfect candidate for liposuction, call our office today to schedule your consultation. Dr. Wiener does liposuction as an outpatient procedure and intravenous anesthesia is used.
How is Liposuction performed if coming from League City, TX?
The tumescent technique is used and has led to a decrease in the postoperative recovery time. This technique enables removal of larger volumes of fat during the procedure with less blood loss. A large volume of fluid and medication is injected into the fatty space in the tumescent technique.
An instrument called a cannula, which is a hollow tube with a special tip is inserted through a small incision. The cannula is connected to suction, and the tip of the cannula breaks apart the fat, which is then suctioned out through it. After the liposuction procedure in League City is done, compression garments and compression foam are placed to keep swelling down.
Planning your Houston Liposuction surgery
In your initial consultation, Houston plastic surgeon, Dr. Thomas Wiener, will evaluate your health, determine where your fat deposits lie, and carefully assess your skin tone. He will explain any alternative body-contouring methods that may be appropriate, such as abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck and discuss the options or the combination of procedures that would be best for you.
Preparing for your Liposuction surgery
Dr. Wiener will give you specific instructions on how to prepare for surgery, including guidelines on eating and drinking, smoking, and taking or avoiding vitamins, iron tablets, and certain medications. If you develop a cold or an infection of any kind, especially a skin infection, your Pearland liposuction surgery will have to be postponed.
While you’re making preparations, be sure to arrange for someone to drive you home after your liposuction surgery and to help you out for a day or two, if needed. Liposuction in Houston is normally safe, however, as with any surgical procedure, there are certain inherent risks which should be discussed with your surgeon. The costs of liposuction will vary depending upon the extent of the surgery and areas treated. Depending on the extent of your procedure, it generally takes 2-3 days to recover from surgery and return to work.
Following surgery, Dr. Wiener will provide you with a list of post-op instructions and medications. For a successful recovery, it is vital that you follow the instructions. Swelling, bruising and discomfort may occur, but should subside within two weeks. Patients usually return back to work and their normal schedule within 1 to 3 days following surgery.
Dr. Wiener performs liposuction in Houston and all over its surrounding areas. His office is located just 11 miles south of Pasadena, TX, in Clear Lake. Most liposuction patients visit from Clear Lake and Pearland, TX. If you are considering liposuction surgery, call our office today to schedule a consultation with board certified surgeon, Dr. Thomas Wiener, to see if liposuction is right for you!