Liposuction

"Problem areas" of stubborn fat on your abdomen, back, arms, and other areas are nearly impossible to target with diet and exercise alone

But at North Texas Breast & Plastic Surgery in Denton, TX, our team can perform liposuction to slim and refine your silhouette.

What makes liposuction such a popular cosmetic procedure?

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A Safe & Proven Method  of Targeting & Removing Fat Cells 

Effective Technique 

When your body has areas of fat that are very difficult to reduce, liposuction surgery can offer you a reliable means of achieving slimmer body contours and a more aesthetically pleasing shape through fat loss.

Versatile Treatment 

Liposuction can be performed on almost any area of the body, but the abdomen (tummy), flanks (love handles), and thighs are by far the most popular areas that people choose to reduce, making liposuction a less invasive alternative to abdominoplasty or a thigh lift

Relatively Simple Surgery

The 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...

Many patients undergo this surgical treatment...

Liposuction Remains  an Incredibly Popular Cosmetic Surgery

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...and was second only to breast augmentation.

*According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Which parts of the body can be addressed with liposuction?

Virtually Any Area Can Be Treated with Liposuction 

Liposuction can effectively reduce fat deposits in the:

  • Abdomen 
  • Flanks (love handles)
  • Outer thighs (saddlebags)
  • Inner thighs
  • Buttocks
  • Face
  • Neck
  • Upper arms
  • Axilla (armpits)
  • Knees
  • Calves

It is important to note that although liposuction 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. 

Are you eligible for this treatment?

Candidacy Checklist for Traditional Liposuction

Good Skin Elasticity

In 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. 

Close to Goal Weight 

Liposuction 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 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 Health

As with any other surgical procedure, you will need to be in good overall health to undergo liposuction. 

Are you worried about pain or complications?

Understanding Potential Risks

Despite what you may have heard, liposuction is a very safe procedure. Of course, 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 contour of the skin is a risk specific to liposuction that may occur in a very small percentage of liposuction cases.

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 allows you to remain completely unconscious during your surgery. 

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How does liposuction work?

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How do we ensure safe, effective treatment?

Our Minimally Invasive Techniques Produce Safe Results & Discreet Scarring

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The negative outcomes from liposuction you occasionally read about in the news are usually a result of trying to do too much liposuction 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, so rest assured he would not perform or recommend any surgery that would put you at significant risk.

What can you expect from start to finish?

The Typical Timeline for Liposuction Patients

Consultation 

First, you will see Dr. Hermann in a consult where you will discuss your cosmetic concerns, desired goals, and budget for treatment.

Planning

Once 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.

Anesthesia 

When you are transferred to the operating room for your procedure, you will be put under anesthesia for your comfort. 

Incisions 

Dr. 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 Removal 

He will then carefully suction out the excess fat cells using hollow metal rods called cannulas.

Recovery 

After 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.

Liposuction FAQs

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 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 after surgery. 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 consult, Dr. Hermann will go over in great detail his thoughts on 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 procedure 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 contour 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 unwanted fat, and therefore continue to use it over the newer techniques with less consistent results.

North Texas Breast & Plastic Surgery

Dr. Hermann

Dr. Bruce Hermann has trained under world-renowned plastic surgeons and implements the BodyLogic™ system to achieve optimal surgical outcomes. We accept financing so every patient can access our advanced treatments:

  • CareCredit®
  • United Medical Credit

To speak with the North Texas Breast & Plastic Surgery team about your cosmetic goals, request an appointment online or call (940) 387-4900.

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"Dr. Hermann is one of the finest plastic surgeons in the city of Denton. Dr. Hermann recently removed my breast implants and gave me a beautiful lift."

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