Liposuction

Liposuction in Dallas, TX, With Dr. Yash

If you’re close to your ideal weight but are still unhappy with diet- and exercise-resistant fat bulges, liposuction can be an ideal way to put the finishing sculpted touches on your body. Liposuction is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that removes pockets of unwanted fat from the body. It entails inserting thin tubes called cannulas into the fatty areas, breaking up the fat, and suctioning it out of your body.

To learn more about liposuction and what it can do for you, contact Dr. Yash Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation. Dr. Yash Avashia is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Dallas, serving Ft. Worth, Garland, and all surrounding areas. With his extensive training and experience, Dr. Yash applies surgical skill, aesthetic sense, and in-depth medical knowledge to produce beautiful and natural-looking results.

Why Might I Consider Liposuction?

Liposuction can remove unwanted fat deposits bulges almost anywhere on your body. It can slim your waistline, take excess fat from your thighs and upper arms, give toned definition to your chest, eliminate a double chin, and make your neck look thinner and younger. 

Unwanted pockets of fat are a common problem. You might notice them after losing weight or find that they build as you grow older. They might become more of a problem after pregnancy, a reduction in physical activity, or an injury that limits your mobility. 

Liposuction offers a way to extend the toning effects of exercise and healthy eating by removing stubborn fat and sculpting your body.

Where Might I Consider Getting Liposuction?

For women, the most popular liposuction treatment areas are the:

  • Abdomen
  • Hips
  • Buttocks
  • Thighs
  • Upper arms
  • Chin
  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Back
  • Calves
  • Ankles

Men most often request liposuction to remove fat from their:

  • Chin
  • Neck
  • Abdomen
  • Breasts

What Can Liposuction Do for You?

Combining liposuction with other procedures can extend the cosmetic improvements. One natural and popular pairing is with fat grafting. In this combined treatment, Dr. Yash processes a portion of the fat removed with liposuction and injects it into another part of the body where you lack desired volume. 

Fat grafting can:

  • Fill hollowed cheeks and sunken areas under the eyes
  • Smooth lines and wrinkles on the face
  • Add volume to the lips
  • Round and enhance a woman’s breasts

You may also wish to combine liposuction with breast surgery, facelift, or a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), or with other non-invasive procedures in a non-surgical facelift.

If more than one area of the body can benefit from liposuction, you can combine treatments in a single session or schedule separate appointments.

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Honesty and integrity are the cornerstones of Dr. Avashia’s process. He feels strongly that he needs to educate patients on what gives them the most value, and he focuses on what should be done instead of simply what could be done. He will only recommend procedures that will help achieve your goals. Dr. Avashia knows that not everyone “needs the knife,” and he will recommend nonsurgical solutions when appropriate in order to give you a more minimally invasive solution to achieve your goals.

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Whether you’re looking to reverse the signs of aging or improve the appearance of a specific area of your body, Dr. Avashia can help you achieve your desired goals. Visit Dr. Yash today to learn more.

Liposuction Is Not a Weight Loss Procedure

Liposuction is a body-sculpting treatment, not a way for you to quickly shed a dramatic number of pounds. Indeed, after liposuction, you may not notice a significant difference in the number you see when you step on the scale. Dr. Yash can achieve the best results in men and women who are already at or near their ideal weight.

Am I a Good Candidate for Liposuction in Dallas, TX?

You are probably a good candidate for liposuction if you:

  • Have pockets of excess fat in parts of your body that remain even after losing weight with healthy eating and exercise habits
  • Are at or close to your ideal weight
  • Have good skin quality (not loose or saggy in the targeted areas; when Dr. Yash removes large amounts of fat are removed, you may need surgery to remove excess skin.)
  • Do not smoke (or can quit tobacco for four weeks before and four weeks after the procedure)
  • Are in good health

What Can I Expect Before, During, and After My Liposuction Procedure?

Before

Dr. Yash is a partner in the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute and will perform your liposuction in the Institute’s state-of-the-art surgery center.

The Institute is the top facility for aesthetic surgery in Dallas and among the best in the country. You will arrive on surgery day, check in, and meet with Dr. Yash. Depending on the extent of your liposuction, Dr. Yash may numb the target area with local anesthesia, or you may require general anesthesia. If you choose to undergo the procedure with local anesthesia, you may receive a sedative to help you stay calm and relaxed throughout.

During

Dr. Yash makes small incisions through which he’ll insert the liposuction cannula. He then uses various methods (often in combination) to break up the fat for removal.

Tumescent liposuction involves injecting a solution into the target area. The injection consists of a saline solution, lidocaine (an anesthetic), and epinephrine (to contract blood vessels). The solution causes the fat to swell and become firm, which makes it easier to remove through the cannula.

Laser-assisted liposuction uses laser energy to liquefy the fat, easing removal through the cannula. The laser can also tighten the skin in the treatment area to give a smooth, firm look after fat removal.

Ultrasound-assisted liposuction uses ultrasound energy to liquefy the fat for removal.

Power-assisted liposuction uses a rapid back-and-forth motion of the cannula to break the fat up for removal.

Breaking the fat down or liquefying it allows Dr. Yash to remove it without disturbing blood vessels, nerves, or connective tissue. These techniques create less trauma for the treated area, resulting in less swelling and bruising in recovery.

When Dr. Yash has removed sufficient fat to create the desired results, he carefully closes the incisions.

After

Liposuction is as an outpatient procedure. Once you are alert again after your anesthesia or sedative, a friend or family member can drive you home to begin your recovery. Dr. Yash will provide you with a full list of postoperative instructions and will be available if you have any immediate questions or issue

What Can I Expect in Recovery?

You can expect some mild swelling and bruising in the treated areas at first. We will send you home with a compression garment or elastic bandages to minimize these effects and promote healing. You can treat any early discomfort with pain medication, following Dr. Yash’s guidance.

Patients can return to work as soon as they feel comfortable, which is typically within a few days. Dr. Yash will advise you to avoid all but light activities for the first two weeks, after which you can gradually build up to more strenuous activity over the following month.

You’ll see the results of the procedure after about a week, when the swelling and bruising subside. You’ll continue to look better over the next few months as all residual swelling disappears and your skin tightens over the treated area.

Learn How Liposuction in Dallas Can Benefit You

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn how liposuction with Dr. Yash can remove unwanted pockets of fat and contour your body. Dr. Yash provides exceptional care and delivers beautiful, natural results to patients from Dallas and the surrounding areas of Texas.

FAQs About Liposuction in Dallas, TX

The fat cells removed from your body with liposuction will be gone forever. The treated area will always have fewer fat cells. However, if you gain weight, the fat cells throughout your body will get larger, including the fat cells in the area treated with liposuction. For the best long-term results, continue to maintain a stable weight with an active lifestyle and healthy eating habits.

In the hands of a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Yash, liposuction is very safe. However, it does carry the typical risks of surgery, including infection or bleeding. Risks specific to liposuction include:

  • Loose or rippled skin
  • Worsening of cellulite
  • Asymmetry
  • Contour irregularities
  • Pigmentation irregularities

Because you are fully anesthetized, you won’t experience any pain during the liposuction procedure. You’ll feel groggy and sleepy when you wake up from surgery. Discomfort is normal, but Dr. Yash will write you a pain medication prescription well in advance of surgery, or we will make sure you know which over-the-counter medications are safe to use after surgery.

Yes, it’s possible to apply liposuction to delicate areas like the face, neck, and under the chin. The incisions will be minimal and well-concealed.

Yes, but they are tiny and short. People are very unlikely to notice them at all, and you can usually conceal them beneath clothing, swimsuits, and underwear.