Do you have stubborn fat that won’t respond to healthy eating or exercise? Liposuction is popular at Noble Cosmetic Surgery, where Dr. Patrick Obasi helps men and women in Plano, Texas, achieve their ideal bodies with this time-tested and effective cosmetic procedure. With excess fat gone in those problem areas, you’re free to feel more confident and comfortable than ever.
Liposuction Q & A
What is liposuction?
Liposuction is a safe, effective way to reshape your body and remove unwanted fat. In most procedures, Dr. Obasi makes small incisions and uses the Power X Machine’s tiny cannula tube to suction away fat and sculpt the body. Patients who opt for a liposuction procedure typically want to address areas such as:
- Abdomen and waistline
- Back and flanks
- Calves and ankles
- Cheeks, chin, and neck
- Hips and buttocks
- Inner knee
- Upper arms
The procedure can be performed alone, or to enhance the results of other cosmetic surgeries, such as a face lift, tummy tuck, arm lift, or breast reduction.
What are the different types of liposuction?
Because each body is unique, Dr. Obasi has invested in training and equipment to offer several specialized liposuction options:
This method is appropriate to eliminate a large amount of fat. The procedure typically requires general anesthesia, and you’ll most likely need stitches in the areas that are treated. Patients tend to experience some bruising and swelling, and your full recovery period may last a few months.
In this procedure, Dr. Obasi numbs the treatment areas and makes small incisions. He floods your fatty tissue with an anesthetic solution that breaks up and dilutes fat cells. After this is accomplished, he suctions the fat away through a small tube called a cannula. You may have a faster recovery time if you opt for tumescent liposuction over traditional liposuction.
With this method, Dr. Obasi uses ultrasound energy to liquefy fat, making it easier to remove. This technique is ideal for large areas such as the back, sides, and abdomen.
Similar to ultrasound-assisted liposuction, this technique uses light energy to heat and dissolve fat. There’s minimal bleeding, bruising, and swelling, and no need for sutures. As an added benefit, it tightens deep layers of skin for smoother contours.
Will my results last?
While liposuction isn’t a replacement for weight loss, it can help beautifully shape the body, and the results are usually permanent. Dr. Obasi is happy to discuss which method is right for your body type and your goals. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Obasi online or by phone today.