Liposuction in The Woodlands

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Most of us have stubborn pockets of fat in specific parts of the body, such as the tummy, arms, buttocks, back, chest, or other regions. These stubborn fat pockets can’t be removed through traditional weight loss methods, such as exercise and dieting. However, liposuction allows you to remove extremely targeted pockets of fat from your body, thus achieving your desired proportions. Revel You performs advanced tumescent and power-assisted liposuction to ensure optimal results with minimal downtime.

What is liposuction?

Liposuction is a surgical fat reduction procedure wherein unwanted fat cells are removed from targeted parts of your body. During this procedure, a tube-like device called a cannula is inserted into the region with excess fat. Once activated, the cannula suctions away the excess fat from your body, providing instant results. Liposuction is an extremely precise procedure that’s improved significantly over the decades, allowing the surgeon to shape your body according to your specific expectations.

Dr. Chaowen Wu performs tumescence and power-assisted liposuction

Tumescent Liposuction

Tumescence liposuction involves injecting a special mixture of fluid that helps reduce bruising as well as help numb the treatment area to keep you comfortable.

Power-Assisted Liposuction

Power-assisted liposuction breaks down the pockets of fat faster and more effectively without potentially harmful heat energy, thus enduring superior results. During this technique, the cannula vibrates within the targeted area to evenly break away stubborn fat making it easier to remove.

You’re a suitable candidate for liposuction if you…

  • Are in generally good physical and mental health.
  • Don’t have underlying medical conditions that prevent optimal wound healing or recovery.
  • Don’t smoke or are willing to stop smoking several months before and after the surgery.
  • Have realistic expectations from the liposuction.
  • Are within 30% of your ideal weight.
  • Have skin with suitable elasticity and firmness.
  • Have excess fat deposits that resist all natural means of reduction.

Please note that liposuction isn’t a substitute for a proper diet, exercise, or bariatric surgery. If you’re close to your ideal weight, liposuction can remove stubborn pockets of fat from targeted areas and bring you closer to your goals. However, this isn’t suitable for patients who are overweight or obese. Furthermore, liposuction doesn’t treat cellulite the dimpled skin on the thighs and buttocks.

Dr. Chaowen Wu will carefully examine your skin and targeted areas, discuss your goals, and review your medical history to ensure you’re the right candidate for liposuction.

smooth stomach of a woman after liposuction in The Woodlands

What are the possible areas for liposuction?

  • Chin
  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Upper arms
  • Upper back
  • Lower back
  • Abdomen
  • Waist
  • Flanks
  • Buttocks
  • Thighs
  • Inner knee
  • Calves
  • Ankles

What happens during the liposuction procedure?

  • Dr. Wu will make a small incision on the targeted area and insert a tube-like device (cannula) below your skin. Once activated, the cannula will vibrate to break down the fat cells and suction them out of your body.
  • After unwanted fat cells are removed, the surgeon will place you into a compression garment to begin the recovery process.
Smooth stomach of a woman after liposuction in The Woodlands

What is the post-liposuction recovery like?

After the procedure the treated areas will be wrapped in elastic bandages or compression garments to reduce swelling. This will also compress your skin into its new contours, thus ensuring optimal results. You can reduce post-treatment discomfort with oral medications. You’ll be asked to take 1 to 2 weeks off work to recover completely.

Why choose Dr. Wu?

Dr. Chaowen Wu is a fellowship-trained plastic surgeon specializing in the latest and most effective cosmetic surgeries. When performing liposuction, she always favors the tumescent, power-assisted liposuction technique because it minimizes discomfort, negates the potential risks of general anesthesia, and reduces the recovery time. Each liposuction procedure is customized according to the patient’s unique needs. Please schedule an appointment to discuss your liposuction options and receive the gift of Wu today.

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