Austin Liposuction Specialists
Personique is home to some of the leading liposuction experts in Central Texas. Our Board Certified Plastic Surgeons have been successfully performing this procedure for decades with outstanding results. Just like any other cosmetic procedure, your Austin liposuction experience starts with a personalized consultation.
During your complimentary consultation, one of our liposuction specialists will listen to your body contouring goals and discuss with you the available options to achieve the specific look you desire. To determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure, your surgeon will review your medical history and perform a physical examination of your skin elasticity and areas of concern. You will also have the opportunity to address any questions or concerns you may have before deciding to move forward with the procedure.
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What Exactly is Liposuction?
Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty, is a plastic surgery procedure that reshapes and slims the body through the surgical removal of excess fat deposits. This procedure is especially great for anyone who has stubborn fat pockets that are resistant to diet and exercise. As we get older and our metabolism slows, it is very common for certain areas of the body to begin collecting and storing fat more readily than other regions. The lower abdomen, the outer thighs, beneath the chin and the love handle region are just a few examples of common areas that people struggle with.
Liposuction can selectively target and sculpt these trouble areas to restore a leaner, smoother body contour. Due to its effectiveness, liposuction has become one of the most commonly requested plastic surgery procedures. Our surgeons have performed thousands of liposuction procedures and have a long supported track record for providing consistently safe and superior results.
What Type of Anesthesia is Used?
Our surgeons use local anesthesia with intravenous sedation. This safe sedation technique is less prone to complications than general anesthesia, which affects the whole body. Local anesthesia on the other hand, numbs only the treatment area, so no pain is felt. Sedatives are administered beforehand through an intravenous tube, which induces what is often referred to as ‘twilight sleep’. The patient is not rendered completely unconscious and can still breathe on their own.
How is Liposuction Performed?
Liposuction techniques have undergone significant technological improvements over the past decades, greatly improving the safety and efficacy of the procedure today. At Personique, we perform all of our Austin liposuction procedures using the safest, most effective method, known as the Tumecent technique. Once a wetting solution (minimizes bleeding and bruising) and local anesthetic have been injected into the treatment area, your surgeon will then make small incisions in the skin. These incisions are typically less than 1/2″ in length and are made in inconspicuous areas like natural skin folds. A narrow, wand-like device known as a cannula is then inserted through the incisions, this hollow tube is attached to a vacuum device. Your surgeon can now gently break up and suction the excess fatty deposits that reside between the skin and muscle.
View an actual Liposuction Surgery video.
How Long Does the Procedure Last?
The duration of your lipo procedure will depend on the extent of your surgery and the number of areas being treated. However, a typical procedure usually lasts anywhere from 1 to 2 hours.
Is Liposuction Done On an Outpatient Basis?
Yes, because Personique uses the tumescent technique with local anesthesia, patients are able to return home the same day of their procedure.
How Long Does Recovery Take?
Everyone heals at different rates depending on their general health and the extent of their procedure, but most patients are usually back to their regular routine in just a few days. Depending on the type of job, patients can usually return to work within 10 days. There will likely be some swelling, bruising and numbness around the treatment areas, however this will begin to subside after 1 – 2 weeks. Patients will need to wear a support garment for 2 – 6 weeks following surgery and are encouraged to wait 2 – 4 weeks before exercising. Visit our Recovering After Liposuction page to learn more about post-surgery downtime.
When Will my Results Be Visible?
Your new figure will begin to take shape within a week after your procedure with steady improvement each week as swelling diminishes. Best results are typically visible around 3 – 4 months post-surgery.
How Much Does Liposuction Cost?
Since body contouring can be performed on many different areas of the body, it is difficult to estimate a precise cost without first consulting with the patient. The cost of liposuction at Personique typically starts at $139/month* and varies based on individual circumstances, needs and goals. Liposuction costs include anesthesia, operating room, surgeon fee and follow-up visits.
* Estimated fees are based on 60 monthly payments with approved credit.
Free Liposuction Consultations in Austin
If you are interested in having liposuction in Austin, the best way to get more information is to schedule a personal consultation with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. A confidential consult will give us a chance to evaluate your health status and any pre-existing health conditions to determine if the procedure is right for you. You will be able to get all of your personal questions and answered by an Austin liposuction expert.
The best way to get more information on liposuction in Austin is to schedule a personal consultation with a professional. A complimentary and confidential consult will allow us to evaluate your general health status and any pre-existing health conditions to determine if the procedure is right for you. You will be able to discuss your personal needs and goals and get answers to any questions you have about treatment. Give us a call today at 512.459.6800 and we can get you started.
Nonsurgical Fat Reduction
If you want to get rid of pesky fat deposits, but dont want to go the surgical route, Personique also offers a noninvasive alternative to liposuction called i-Lipo. This innovative system utilizes laser lipolysis to stimulate the body’s natural fat breakdown process. Visit our nonsurgical lipo page to learn more.