Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center of El Paso – Body Contouring / Liposuction

Liposuction body contouring (or suction-assisted lipectomy) has become one of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures performed today. Liposuction is a procedure that can help sculpt the body by removing unwanted fat from specific areas, including the abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, upper arms, chin, cheeks, and neck.  

Full body liposuction can remove stubborn areas of fat that don’t respond to traditional weight-loss methods or simply address problem areas you have issues with. Proven safety, minimal scarring and outstanding results have made liposuction the preferred method for removing fat from the hips, thighs, buttocks and midriff, as well as areas of the face, neck, chin and arms. Liposuction is not an alternative to weight reduction, but can be very effective in removing fat from areas that do not respond to diet and exercise programs. Additionally, body contouring is often sought by patients who have recently undergone bariatric surgery and want to reduce the excess skin resulting from profound weight loss.

During the past decade, liposuction, also known as “lipoplasty” or “suction lipectomy,” has benefited from several new refinements.  Today, a number of new techniques for full body liposuction, including ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty (UAL), the tumescent technique, and the super-wet technique, allow Dr. Jabor and Dr. Reynolds to provide selected patients with more precise results and quicker recovery times.

Visit Us in El Paso for Tumescent Liposuction

Tumescent liposuction involves a technique that can reduce some of the problems associated with liposuction, including swelling, soreness, and post-operative bruising. When used during a liposuction procedure, this technique greatly minimizes blood loss, reducing the possibility of a need for a blood transfusion.  

When the tumescent liposuction procedure is utilized, the pockets of excess fat that will be targeted by the liposuction procedure have a large amount of anesthetic liquid injected into them at the start of the process. This anesthetic swells these fat pockets, which allows the liposuction cannula to travel smoothly under the skin during the removal of the fat.

Ultrasonic Liposuction in El Paso

An emerging tool in body contouring, ultrasonic liposuction (also known as ultrasonic assisted liposuction or UAL procedure) uses sound waves to disrupt fat cells and offers an effective solution to excessive fat. It’s combined with conventional suction assisted lipectomy to obtain maximum results in certain areas. The UAL procedure is often used in conjunction with tumescent liposuction  to achieve optimal results.

Ultrasonic liposuction essentially liquefies (or melts) fat cells in a given area before it is removed via suction. Because it causes minimal blood loss and little bruising, the UAL procedure is the preferred method for removing fat from areas such as the neck, stomach, “love handles,” ankles, and chin.

What to Expect from Liposuction

Suction-assisted lipectomy / liposuction is performed under general or local anesthesia in an out-patient surgery suite. Most patients are back to work within several days to a week and results from body contouring can be seen within days after the surgery. Body contouring is often sought by patients who have recently undergone bariatric surgery and want to reduce the excess skin resulting in profound weight loss. Dr. Reynolds and Dr. Jabor will meet with you during a pre-surgery consultation to discuss your desires for body contouring, and will develop a plan using the latest in computer simulation to show you what you can expect from your surgery. Contact Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center of El Paso today to schedule your liposuction consultation appointment with Dr. Reynolds or Dr. Jabor! 

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