Excess fat on your abdomen, back, arms, and other areas can be unresponsive to even the most dedicated diet and exercise.
Dr. Bruce Hermann, serving Lewisville, Flower Mound, and Denton, TX, can perform liposuction to eliminate stubborn fat tissue.
What makes liposuction surgery such a popular cosmetic procedure?
A Safe & Proven Method of Targeting & Removing Fat Cells
Effective TechniqueWhen your body has fat deposits that are very difficult to reduce, liposuction surgery can offer a reliable means of achieving slimmer body contours and a more aesthetically pleasing shape through fat removal.
Relatively Simple SurgeryThe liposuction procedure is done on an outpatient basis, and it involves using hollow metal rods called cannulas to suction out excess fat out of the desired areas.
Watch what happens during the liposuction procedure...
The Gold Standard
Which parts of the body can be addressed with liposuction surgery?
Virtually Any Area Can Be Treated with Liposuction
Liposuction surgery can effectively reduce fat deposits in the:
- Flanks (love handles)
- Outer thighs (saddlebags)
- Inner thighs
- Upper arms
- Axilla (armpits)
It is important to note that although the liposuction procedure can reduce fat cells, the surgery cannot remove excess skin. If excess skin is one of your concerns, a tummy tuck or other body contouring option may be a better choice.
Do You Have Stubborn, Unwanted Body Fat? Find Out If Liposuction Surgery Is Right for You
Do you have stubborn fat deposits that won't go away despite regular exercise and a healthy diet? You may be a good candidate for tumescent liposuction. This safe and effective fat removal option can dramatically improve your body contours.
Dr. Hermann has performed liposuction surgery for many satisfied patients in the Denton, Lewisville, and Flower Mound, TX, areas. Thanks to fully customized care, he consistently achieves natural-looking results that help patients look their best.
If you live in the greater Dallas, TX, area and would like more information on your fat removal options, contact our practice online. You can also request your free consultation by phone.
A Patient Shares Her Story "You don't have to drive to Dallas to find experienced and talented doctors."
"From the beginning of this surgical journey, I found the office staff to be welcoming and friendly. They strived to accommodate my schedule and time. After meeting with Dr. Hermann initially, I could see how he sets the tone for his business. He was easy to talk to and patient in answering all of my questions, even when I needed to pop back in once more before my scheduled surgery to confirm my decision and ease my mind over the process. I am so pleased with the results! I wish I had done this years ago!
"My experience confirms my belief that you don't have to drive to Dallas to find experienced and talented doctors. I started the search in Dallas and so thankful to have found a qualified Denton professional!" Dawn Pryor - 5-Star Review
Are you eligible for this treatment?
Candidacy Checklist for Liposuction Surgery
Good Skin ElasticityIn order to achieve optimal results, you should not have large amounts of excess skin. The quality of your skin may or may not be a limitation to liposuction surgery.
Close to Goal WeightLiposuction is not a weight loss procedure. It is used as an effective way to improve the contours of your body. If you are significantly overweight, then liposuction surgery might not be the best option for you.
Committed to Healthy Lifestyle
In order to maintain the results of your cosmetic surgery, you will need to be committed to a healthy diet and exercise routine after your procedure.
In Good Overall HealthAs with any other surgical procedure, you will need to be in good overall health to undergo liposuction surgery.
Are you worried about pain or complications?
Understanding Potential Risks
Liposuction surgery is a very safe procedure.
Common Surgical Risks
The general risks of any surgery such as bleeding, infection, or abnormal scarring, are possible, but these only occur in a very small percentage of cases. Abnormal contouring of the skin is a risk specific to liposuction surgery that may occur in a very small percentage of liposuction procedures.
Putting Patients at Ease
For your added comfort and peace of mind during the procedure, Dr. Hermann will also place you under general anesthesia. This deep form of sedation combined with local anesthesia to manage pain allows you to remain completely unconscious during your surgery.
How does liposuction work?
How do we ensure safe, effective treatment?
Our Minimally Invasive Techniques Produce Safe Results & Discreet Scarring
Negative outcomes from liposuction are usually a result of trying to do too much at one time.
Dr. Hermann is a highly trained and very conservative surgeon who errs on the side of caution and holds your safety in high regard. You can rest assured that he would not perform or recommend any surgery that would put you at significant risk. We also offer even less invasive forms of the procedure, such as BodyTite, a type of radiofrequency-assisted liposuction.
Learn More About the Liposuction Procedure Contact North Texas Breast & Plastic Surgery Center
Would you like more information about tumescent liposuction and whether it's the right option for you? Dr. Hermann has helped many patients in the Denton, Lewisville, and Flower Mound, TX, areas remove unwanted fat deposits. If you live in the Dallas, TX, area, and would like more information about removing excess fat, request a free consultation online. You can also reach our North Texas practice by phone:
Empowering Patients in the Dallas, TX, Area "He answered all my questions honestly and without sugar coating anything."
"Dr. Herman spent an hour and a half with me on my initial consultation. His staff is very friendly and easy to talk to. He was thorough and explained all the pros and cons in great detail. I didn't feel rushed and I felt he answered all my questions honestly and without sugar coating anything. I've scheduled my procedure and I look forward to great results." Suko Yoshifuku Blazer - 5-Star Review
What can you expect from start to finish?
The Typical Timeline for Liposuction Surgery Patients
ConsultationFirst, you will see Dr. Hermann at his Dallas area practice. During your consultation, you will discuss your cosmetic concerns, desired goals, and budget for treatment.
PlanningOnce you have decided together with Dr. Hermann that your expectations are realistic and that you are a good candidate for the procedure, he will mark the areas you want to reduce and estimate the total amount of fat to be removed.
AnesthesiaWhen you are transferred to the operating room for your procedure, you will be given local anesthesia and put under general anesthesia for your comfort.
IncisionsDr. Hermann will make a few very small incisions and then inject a solution into the fat which prevents bleeding and numbs the area so that your pain after surgery is decreased.
Fat RemovalHe will then carefully suction out the excess fat cells using hollow metal rods called cannulas.
RecoveryAfter the procedure is complete, you will be placed in a compression garment which you will wear for a few weeks. You will go home the same day as your surgery.
What role do you play in a healthy recovery?
What to Expect After Surgery
Liposuction is not an overly painful procedure, but you will have some discomfort in the days immediately following your surgery. However, your pain should quickly improve.
Bruising and swelling are common after liposuction. In fact, swelling is fairly constant for about two weeks, but then begins to resolve. The bruising should resolve in two to three weeks. By six weeks after your surgery, the swelling should have gone down to a level where you can really start to see the results of the fat removal. It can take two to three months for all swelling to resolve.
At North Texas Breast & Plastic Surgery Center in Denton, Dr. Hermann encourages you to return to your daily activities very quickly after surgery, with the exception of exercise or working out, which he asks that you refrain from for a period of four weeks to prevent the risk of post-operative bleeding.
Many patients undergo this surgical treatment...
An Incredibly Popular Cosmetic Surgery
How does liposuction work?
Your body has two layers of fat underneath your skin. There is a superficial layer which has a fairly even thickness over the body, and a deep layer where excess fat can be deposited and result in bulges. These deep layer bulges are what cause the unwanted changes in your body contour. Liposuction is used to reduce the amount of fat in the deep layer to restore your body contour to a more cosmetically pleasing shape.
What is tumescent liposuction?
Tumescent liposuction is a surgical technique that involves the injection of a solution into the treatment area. This solution contains local anesthetic and epinephrine. The solution causes the fat cells to swell and become firm, making them easier to remove. The solution also minimizes discomfort, prevents blood loss during the procedure, and reduces post-operative bruising and swelling.
Is liposuction surgery a good weight loss option?
No. The procedure is intended to target pockets of excess fat with a cannula, not to reduce your body mass per se. If you want to lose weight, we can discuss other methods that are more ideal for those goals.
What are the effects of liposuction on the skin?
Liposuction in and of itself should not directly affect your skin, however removing a significant amount of fat underneath the skin can sometimes cause the skin to be looser. The amount of looseness or laxity of the skin is affected by two factors: the amount of fat removed and the elastic properties of your skin. The elasticity of your skin decreases with age, becoming significantly decreased by ages 45-50. In your consultation at our Denton, TX, practice, Dr. Hermann will discuss how liposuction will affect your overlying skin and fat loss.
How does liposuction surgery compare to other fat loss techniques I have heard about?
It seems that new ways to reduce fat in the body such as with injections, freezing the fat, etc., are coming onto the scene all the time, and Dr. Hermann is asked about these procedures quite frequently. The one thing to remember is that there is a reason that plastic surgeons as a whole do not embrace these new techniques. Although some may actually have some effectiveness in reducing unwanted fat, the problem with these techniques is their lack of reliability in giving consistent results, and many of them can leave a patient with abnormal contouring of their body and/or skin.
Plastic surgeons, who are accepted as the experts on improving the appearance of the body, know that liposuction remains the gold standard for safe and consistent improvement of excess fat, and therefore continue to use it over the newer techniques with less consistent results.
A Plastic Surgeon Who Is Here for You Helping Texas Look Its Best
"I had a very positive experience with Dr. Hermann and his staff.
He took the time to answer all my questions and
was always available by phone after my procedure." Suzette Merket - 5-Star Review