Are You Considering Liposuction? Get Answers to Your Questions

Excess fat is bothersome for a significant number of Dallas area residents. It occurs for many reasons, from genetics to inactivity and diet to gradually slowing metabolisms. Regardless of the cause, diet and exercise are not always enough to remove excess fat around the stomach, thighs, hips, neck, chin, and other areas.  Liposuction is the surgical removal of pockets of fat leading to a better body contour.

Men and women of all ages can benefit from the dramatic results liposuction brings, from reduced volume to better contouring. At Las Colinas Centre for Plastic Surgery, we offer liposuction treatments tailored to each individual.

Who is a Good Candidate for Liposuction Surgery?

It is important to know that Liposuction Surgery is not a weight loss procedure.  The ideal candidate is a man or woman who is in good physical condition with pockets of fat that resist diet and exercise.  If you are a person with areas of excess fat who desires better contouring, then it is recommended that you consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon.  Liposuction is a safe procedure when performed by a qualified surgeon and can safely be done in combination with other cosmetic procedures.  Many types of liposuction are marketed today and with over 25 years of experience as a plastic and cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Whetstone incorporates only techniques that are truly useful and safe with the most desirable long-term results.

What Should I Expect?

Each individual’s history, concerns, and goals vary greatly, which Dr. Whetstone takes into consideration while constructing a unique treatment plan. Liposuction has two main types.

  • Traditional. Requiring general anesthesia, traditional liposuction removes excess fat from designated problem areas. Soreness and stiffness may persist for a few days, and recovery takes place gradually over the next six months.
  • Vaser® Ultrasound Liposuction. The newest medical technology more accurately targets fat deposits, resulting in rapid removal of unwanted fat. In addition to precision, Vaser® liposuction is associated with reduced recovery time and less post-surgical discomfort.

Dr. Whetstone utilizes the Vaser® system to conduct ultrasound liposuction and provide patients with optimal results. Sometimes performed in conjunction with other procedures, including Vaser  Smooth® for cellulite reduction, liposuction can be incorporated into your individual treatment plan without the need for additional surgeries.

Trust Dr. Whetstone for Liposuction

Liposuction surgery is an outpatient procedure that is performed at Las Colinas Surgery Center where general anesthesia is administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist.  You can expect to return home within a few hours after your surgery.  Make sure you arrange for someone to drive you home from your surgery.

During the post-operative period you will receive attentive care from Dr. Whetstone and his nurse who will explain everything in detail about what to expect following your surgery and be readily available to answer your questions and address any concerns you might have.

Recovery from any surgery is different for every patient, as each individual heals differently.  After surgery you can expect some discomfort and swelling which can be controlled with oral pain medication.  You will be advised to avoid strenuous activity for about 2 weeks after surgery.  The swelling will gradually subside over the next few weeks and you will experience noticeable results as final contours become visible.

Liposuction at Las Colinas Centre for Plastic Surgery

At Las Colinas Centre or Plastic Surgery, Dr. Whetstone provides expert body contouring procedures and can fully educate patients trying to make sense of all the types of liposuction that are commonly promoted today.  He firmly believes that an informed patient is in the best position to make the best decision to achieve their goals.

With more than two decades of experience, Dr. Whetstone offers information, guidance, and treatment options designed to address your concerns. Choosing a team with a proven record of success will enhance the final outcome of any cosmetic procedure.

Contact us today at 972-831-8822 for a complimentary consultation.