Unwanted weight develops throughout the body in response to lifestyle changes, weight fluctuations, unhealthy diets, and the natural aging process. While most excess weight can be remedied with a healthy lifestyle, some fat will not respond as expected to any amount of diet and exercise.
These diet and exercise-resistant pockets of fat can be frustrating to deal with, and for individuals who are tired of not achieving their desired results, liposuction can help. Liposuction permanently removes fat cells and allows you to get the shape and results you desire when diet and exercise have not succeeded.
If you have dieted and exercised but are still having difficulty in achieving the slender, smooth shape you are looking to achieve, liposuction from Gallas Plastic Surgery can remove these resistant fat deposits to help reveal a sleek and better-defined body contour.Schedule a Consultation
Am I a Candidate for Liposuction?
Liposuction puts the finishing touches on a healthy physique. It is not an alternative for significant weight loss. Liposuction is ideal for patients who do not smoke, are in good overall health, do not have medical conditions that can derail their recovery, and have realistic expectations of their results.
Liposuction can remove unwanted fat from the:
To schedule your liposuction consultation with Dr. Gallas, contact our Katy office by calling (281) 646-1114.
How Is Liposuction Performed?
Liposuction is an outpatient procedure, and patients can return home shortly after their treatment. This procedure is performed under anesthesia.
Various liposuction techniques can be applied depending on the extent of your excess fat, and whether any additional cosmetic procedures will be performed.
- Tumescent liposuction injects a liquid solution into the treatment area—the layer between the muscle and skin—to break up the fat, which allows for more comfortable fat removal.
- VASERlipo® uses ultrasound energy to separate the fatty tissue in a gentle and precise way.
Once the fat of the treatment area has been loosened, it is suctioned out through a small, hollow tube known as a cannula. This cannula is inserted through thin incisions made in the designated area.
What Will My Liposuction Recovery Be Like?
Your treatment areas will be wrapped following your treatment for protection and compression. These compression garments will help control any bruising and swelling that may develop and ensures that there is adequate blood circulation to the region.
While you can expect to be sore, the pain is not unmanageable. Any discomfort can be lessened with prescribed or over-the-counter pain medication and cold compresses.
Most liposuction patients can return to their usual activities—including work—after one week, but strenuous exercise should be avoided for four to six weeks.
How Much Does Liposuction Cost?
Liposuction is personalized to your needs and desires. The total cost of your liposuction treatment will vary depending on the number of treatment areas and the sizes of those areas.
Due to the personalized nature of this procedure, cost will vary based on your goals and needs, amount of time in the operating room, anesthesia costs, facility fees, etc. During your individual consultation with Dr. Gallas, we will be able to provide you with a specific price for your procedure. To book your consultation, please fill out our online consultation form or call our Katy, Texas, office at (281) 646-1114.
When Will I See My Liposuction Results?
You will start to see the results of your liposuction immediately after your treatment, but your liposuction results will continue to improve over the following weeks and months. Exercise and proper nutrition are essential components of maintaining your liposuction results. Without them, it is possible to regain the weight.
Future pregnancies or significant weight fluctuations can also alter the quality of your results.
Are You Interested in Liposuction in Katy, TX?
As a general surgeon, Dr. Gallas understands the components that make your body yours. As a plastic surgeon, he knows the artistic nuances necessary to sculpt it into your dream body. Liposuction can be performed alone or in combination with additional body contouring procedures like tummy tuck surgery, lower body lifts, arm lifts, and neck lift surgery.
To learn more about liposuction or to see what your liposuction cost will be, set up a consultation with Dr. Gallas, by calling (281) 646-1114 or by filling out our online contact form. Dr. Gallas sees patients from Katy, Richmond, Fulshear, Cypress, Houston, and Sugar Land, Texas.