Liposuction is one of the most effective ways to permanently remove stubborn fat from your problem areas. If all of your hard work at the gym isn’t making the slightest difference in helping reduce the fat volume in your problem areas, this procedure will. At Rios Center for Plastic Surgery in Edinburg, TX, we are proud to offer this body contouring procedure that will not only help you get your summer body but a body you can be proud of year-round.
How Does Lipo Work?
Many body contouring treatments are available at med spas around the country, and they use different forms of energy to destroy fat cells. These treatments use heat or freezing temperatures to destroy fat cells so that they die. The body then removes them over the course of several weeks to gradually improve the treatment area.
Liposuction is different from these treatments because it removes fat cells directly from the body for immediate results. A cannula is inserted through a very tiny, barely visible incision into your problem areas during the procedure. Then, the fat cells are gently suctioned out of the area, never to return. The fat volume in that area will be permanently reduced and will remain that way as long as you maintain your results with a healthy diet and consistent workout routine.
What Does Liposuction Treat?
This treatment procedure will remove stubborn fat from some of the most common problem areas. In addition, it can treat subcutaneous, stubborn pockets of fat in the:
- Inner and outer thighs
- Love handles
Visceral Fat vs. Subcutaneous Fat
This procedure specializes in removing subcutaneous fat. Subcutaneous fat is the fat that exists just below the skin surface. It’s the fat that feels bumpy when you touch it. Subcutaneous fat is the fat that is gently suctioned out of the body during the procedure. Lipo will not remove visceral fat, which is deeper fat that exists well below the skin’s surface and surrounds the organs.
Reducing Visceral Fat
The only way to reduce visceral fat is through weight loss surgery, diet changes, and a targeted exercise routine. When you undergo this procedure, you will lose subcutaneous fat from your problem areas.
Visceral fat does pose health risks, so you must take the necessary steps to reduce this fat with a healthy lifestyle, including a clean diet and a consistent exercise routine. Once you eliminate this fat, you may still have problems eliminating subcutaneous fat, which is where this procedure comes in.
What Are the Benefits?
This procedure has many benefits, which is why it is so popular. It can help jumpstart your fitness routine and make you look and feel better no matter what you put on. If you ever needed more motivation to reach your ultimate body goals, undergoing this procedure can give you some powerful motivation to be your best.
This procedure will also eliminate stubborn fat so that your hard-earned muscles can make their big reveal. When you finally see those muscles pop, it can make all of the difference in pushing you to work harder so that you can look and feel stronger. This body contouring procedure will help you reach your goals quickly. Looking good and eliminating fat has never been so easy.
The Vaser Technology Difference
At Rios Center for Plastic Surgery, Dr. Rios uses Vaser Technology to perform liposuction because this method delivers some amazing results. The best body contouring procedure is one that gives you the kind of results that motivate you to maintain them with a healthy lifestyle. That’s exactly what you’ll get when you choose liposuction at our office and experience Vaser Technology.
How Does Vaser Technology Work?
When Vaser Technology is utilized during a lipo procedure, it uses ultrasound technology to break down the fat cells, which leads to an efficient and effective fat removal process.
During the procedure, a tiny incision will be made in the treatment area, and then Vaser Technology will be used to liquefy the subcutaneous fat using sound waves. This method helps with precision and accuracy during the fat removal process, which is why it is more effective than some of the traditional techniques.
What Are the Benefits of Using Vaser Technology?
One of the benefits of using Vaser Technology during this procedure is that it also helps tighten the skin and address cellulite. If you are a victim of cellulite, you know that it is very difficult to treat, and the very thought of removing it seems like a dream and true. However, thanks to the accuracy of this technology, Dr. Rios can sculpt, define, and contour your problem areas by efficiently targeting, liquefying, and removing the fat cells keeping you from reaching your goals.
Another benefit is that the use of Vassar technology while performing this procedure can help protect the surrounding tissues, which results in less recovery time post-op. Less tissue damage results in less bruising which helps you get back to your normal daily routine that much quicker. The sooner you recover, the sooner you’ll be able to enjoy your results.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I Combine It With Other Procedures?
When you choose to undergo this body contouring procedure, you’ll be able to combine it with other procedures as well—liposuction pairs well with procedures like the mommy makeover.
The Mommy Makeover is a total body makeover that combines multiple procedures, including a breast lift or augmentation, a tummy tuck, and fat removal. Combining this procedure with other elective procedures will help you target multiple problem areas at once so that you can achieve your goals quicker without undergoing multiple procedures.
How Long Does It Take To See Results?
Once you undergo this procedure, you can expect to take approximately one week off of work. We will provide you with a compression garment that you will wear for several weeks to help promote healing and help your body conform to the new contours. Once your body begins to heal, you begin to notice your results within a few weeks of your procedure.
These results will continue to improve for up to six months after your procedure is complete. You can rest assured that you will have significantly less fat in your treatment area by the time your appointment is over, and you will see results.
How Long Will My Results Last?
When you undergo this procedure, the results are intended to be permanent. You are responsible for maintaining your results with a healthy diet and regular workout routine. As long as you stay within 10 pounds of your ideal weight, you should maintain your results permanently. The best results will come when you follow a healthy lifestyle and continue to work out to keep your body fat low and your muscle tone high.
Getting pregnant or gaining weight after you undergo this procedure may negatively impact your results. Women are typically advised to wait until they are done having children to schedule this procedure since fat cells do expand with the weight gain caused by pregnancy.
Will I Lose Weight Post-Op?
While the scale may change after your procedure, the most drastic results will be seen in the number of inches you lose. When measuring your progress, rely on your measuring tape, not the scale. Your weight can vary on a. day to day basis and is affected by many factors, including water retention. This procedure will help you lose inches, specifically in the hips, waist, thighs, in arms, among other areas.
Am I a Candidate?
Men and women who have reached their goal weight and live a healthy lifestyle are the ideal candidates for this procedure. Good candidates should be in good health, have good skin elasticity, and have realistic expectations of what this procedure can do.
Liposuction is designed to help relatively fit individuals finally reach their body goals by removing stubborn fat from specific areas of the body. It is not a weight loss procedure, nor can it remove a significant amount of weight from the body. The ideal candidate will understand what this procedure can do and will have realistic expectations regarding the procedure and its results.
Your Dream Body Awaits You
Thanks to this effective and popular body contouring procedure, you can have the body of your dreams all year round. If you live in the Rio Grande Valley/RGV area, in just one procedure, we can remove stubborn fat that’s been haunting you for years. Contact us today at Rios Center for Plastic Surgery in Edinburg, TX, to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Rios to learn more about this effective procedure and how it can change the way you look and feel.