Body Contouring & Liposuction in Dallas
Many people take great strides to achieve a slim figure in order to feel healthier and more confident about their body. Unfortunately, even after countless hours in the gym, some stubborn deposits of fat may remain in undesired areas. Liposuction is a popular surgical solution to deal with this common problem.
Dr. Warren J. Katz, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Dallas, offers liposuction for those patients who wish to remove fat deposits to refine their body contours and improve their self-esteem.
About the Liposuction Procedure
Liposuction is a surgical technique used to slim and reshape specific areas of the body. This procedure is ideal for those who are physically fit and in good health, but have disproportionate body contours due to localized fat deposits. Liposuction is best thought of as a method of “body contouring” or “body sculpting.” It is not a substitute for weight loss in cases of generalized obesity. Liposuction can be performed in many parts of the body, including the hips, thighs, buttocks, abdomen, waist, back, chest, neck, chin, arms, knees, calves and ankles. Liposuction can be performed in conjunction with a mini-tummy tuck for extra contouring.
During the procedure, Dr. Katz will make an incision and insert a cannula into the body to suction fat into a container using a vacuum pump. As part of this process, a large amount of diluted local anesthetic with epinephrine is injected into the treatment area in order to constrict the blood vessels and minimize bleeding. After this step, Dr. Katz utilizes advanced laser technology to liquefy the fat and have it removed.
Liposuction typically takes between one to three hours and is performed on an outpatient basis with IV Sedation.
After the Procedure
Once the incisions have been closed, the liposuction patient is fitted with a compression garment to wear over the treated area. The compression garment will help control swelling following liposuction and compress the skin to the patient’s new body contours. Dr. Katz’s Dallas liposuction patients typically return to work during the first week after surgery and resume all normal activities, including exercise, in two weeks.
The recovery period may be longer for patients who have larger quantities of fat removed. Throughout the recovery process, Dr. Katz will follow up with the patient to ensure that recovery is going as planned and provide guidance as needed. Some patients may require minor touch-ups to maintain their ideal results.
Liposuction in Dallas with Dr. Warren J. Katz
Dr. Katz has more than 25 years of experience serving the needs of liposuction patients in Dallas. With his expertise, Dr. Katz is able to deliver high-quality results to patients seeking to attain more attractive body contours. If you are interested in learning more about liposuction with Dr. Katz, please request an online consultation or call our office at (972) 239-7005.