Liposuction in Houston, TX
Sometimes it doesn’t matter how much you exercise or what kind of diet you follow – there are still pockets of stubborn fat that seem impossible to get rid of. Premier Plastic Surgery provides targeted fat reduction with liposuction by well-known plastic surgeon Christopher Hankins, MD. We are located near Houston and Friendswood, TX and serve all of Houston, Pearland, Lake Jackson and the surrounding areas of South Houston.
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction, also known as suction assisted lipectomy, is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures with thousands of procedures done annually in the United States. Men and women who desire to remove localized fat deposits in various parts of their bodies can benefit from expert liposuction to remove targeted fat deposits and shape their body
At Premier Plastic Surgery, Dr. Hankins has helped his patients remove unwanted fat from their:
- Arms (upper)
- Back (bra roll in women)
- Face (cheeks, chin and neck)
- Hips (saddlebags)
- Knees (inner)
Types of Liposuction
Liposuction is a popular cosmetic procedure used to remove targeted excess body fat by suction with specialized liposuction equipment. There are a number of liposuction techniques that can be used to safely and effectively remove pockets of fat.
The most common type of liposuction is tumescent liposuction or fluid injection. This type of liposuction employs injecting a large amount of a specialized solution of diluted lidocaine and epinephrine into the targeted areas before the fat is removed with a cannula.
Lidocaine is used to numb the treated area(s) during and after surgery and is typically the only anesthesia used. Epinephrine is used to reduce blood loss, swelling, and bruising. The length of time of the liposuction procedure varies and will be addressed by Dr. Hankins during your consultation.
Similar to tumescent liposuction is the super-wet technique. The main difference is that a lesser amount of fluid is used during the procedure. This technique typically takes less time than tumescent liposuction, but it requires IV sedation.
Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction (UAL)
This technology uses ultrasound waves (vibrations) to liquefy fat cells. Once the fat cells are liquefied, they are vacuumed out with a cannula. UAL may be combined with the tumescent technique to allow for more precision in removing stubborn, dense fat or fibrous tissue.
Laser-Assisted Liposuction (LAL)
This technique uses laser energy to liquefy fat cells. After the cells are liquefied, they are vacuumed out or will drain out through small tubes. The laser energy also stimulates collagen production which tightens skin after liposuction.
Am I a Candidate for Liposuction?
If you are close to your ideal weight and haven’t been able to lose or exercise away stubborn fat deposits, talk to Dr. Hankins about which lipo or body sculpting procedure is right for you.
How much does liposuction cost? Premier Plastic Surgery proudly offers financing options for our patients – call our office for pricing information.
We understand how stubborn those fat pockets can be to get rid of, and it’s no reflection on your hard work if they persist. If you’ve done all you can do, it’s time to call in some help. Dr. Christopher Hankins at Premier Plastic Surgery can use liposuction to eliminate excess fat for TX residents in Houston, Pearland, Lake Jackson and the surrounding communities of South Houston. To learn more about the various lipo treatments we offer and to schedule a free personal consultation, contact our office today.