Many people are aware that body contouring procedures like liposuction exist in Rockwall, Dallas and surrounding areas but are under the impression they are only for very overweight patients, or they require a lot of downtime and scarring. Many people also continue to associate these procedures with being hospitalized under general anesthesia with significant pain
The truth is that none of these things listed above are the case. If you have stubborn fat on your tummy, back, neck, arms, legs, thighs-to list a few, you could be a candidate for a minimally invasive procedure to permanently remove fat. No general anesthesia, minimal downtime and essentially scar free! Unlike many techniques that attempt to freeze or destroy the fat through the skin, modern liposuction techniques allow the surgeon to safely remove up to 5 liters of fat in one procedure! There is simply no match for the power and efficiency of fat removal achieved through liposuction.
There are two components that I generally discuss with potential patients when determining if liposuction is right for them.
- Amount of fat present.
Liposuction is not recommended as a weight loss procedure, so patients who have a high BMI may find they are better served with other options. Of course, every case is unique, so even a patient with a high BMI may find success in treating smaller areas such as the chin or arms.
- Quality of skin in the areas being treated.
You must consider how the skin will respond after the fat is removed.
A general rule of thumb is that the skin will be roughly as tight after you have healed from liposuction, as it was when you started. In other words, tight skin to start, tight skin after. Loose skin to start and we need to discuss options to tighten your skin. Luckily, at The Retreat Restorative & Aesthetics in Rockwall Texas, we offer groundbreaking technology to tighten skin without cutting or scars that will be the topic of another blog post.
Of course, the best way to find out if you are a candidate is to schedule a free consult at our office in Rockwall at 3100 Ridge Rd. Our phone number is 469-919-5835. You can also find us on the web at www.theretreataesthetics.com