If you are considering liposuction in Houston, then you are among many who would benefit from having the procedure done. The options are unlimited, but finding the right one is very important.
Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty, is a form of cosmetic surgery performed to increase the volume of the facial or body tissue. It uses the techniques of traction, local anesthesia, suction, and electrocautery to provide aesthetic results for patients. Liposuction procedures are performed in various venues such as hospitals, medical centers, plastic surgeons’ offices, dentists offices, and clinics.
Liposuction is done in a variety of ways to provide an enhanced look and feel for patients. There are some general procedures that are used to treat the area. These include injection of local anesthesia, liposuction incision of tissue using general anesthesia, muscle tightening, and sponging the incision site.
The different techniques used for the procedure will affect the end result. For instance, incision procedures may work in a wide variety of different areas for different patients.
Liposuction is performed in a series of surgical procedures to give an enhanced look and feel for patients. The most common form of liposuction, the ‘PADL’ procedure is a full-body liposuction, or it is a localized procedure. This will involve the small incisions on the abdominal wall, thigh, or lower torso area.
In liposuction of the lower extremities, liposuction incision may be made on the skin of the foot, ankle, or heel. The lower thigh is typically the location of the incision and it is contoured in a more shallow fashion. Local anesthesia is the only type of anesthesia used for liposuction of the lower extremities.
Liposuction on the body as a whole is also an option and involves many more procedures and a variety of different areas. Patients may undergo more extensive procedures to reduce the scars, if they had to undergo other procedures to have their skin changed.
In some cases, suctioning of the incision site is done. This will require general anesthesia and should be considered a last resort procedure.
In some cases, liposuction can be done in the clinic or a medical office. For some patients, this will be the most appropriate option. It will provide the most accurate and customized results.
Some of the different procedures will include: suction and laminectomy, suction and needle biopsy, suction only laminectomy, suction only wound-lasing, suction only suction biopsy, and veep-mastectomy. In most cases, the patient’s physician or anesthesiologist will determine which one will work best for them.
There are several different reasons for having liposuction cosmetic procedures. Your surgeon will discuss the options and procedures to give you the most accurate and customized results. Make sure to research the pros and cons of every procedure so you are aware of what your options are.
Bruce K. Smith, M.D.
1315 St Joseph Pkwy #940
Houston, Texas 77002
Phone: (713) 659-2700