Liposuction Houston

Liposuction Houston

Every year, millions of Americans struggle with weight loss. Despite efforts through diet and exercise, it can be difficult to get rid of unwanted excess fat from the body. This is why many men and women in Texas have chosen to undergo Liposuction surgery. This procedure can improve overall physique and contour by removing stubborn fat from all areas of the body. Final results are then maintained through continuing a healthy lifestyle.

Our board-certified liposuction doctors, Dr. Patrick Hsu and Dr. Kendall Roehl are consistently regarded as the Top Doctors in Houston. Their combined surgical experience has yielded over 5,000 successful liposuction procedures to patients in the city of Houston and surrounding areas such as Clear Lake, Sugar Land, and Katy.

Am I Eligible for Liposuction?

Liposuction surgery is a procedure available to both women and men. Our doctors recommend the following criteria:

Patients outside the above criteria may be considered at the discretion of the plastic surgeon. To learn more, we recommend that all prospective patients schedule a consultation.

To see the before and after photos of our liposuction patients’ transformations, visit our gallery page.

Types of Liposuction

  • Traditional Liposuction (Suction-Assisted Lipectomy (SAL))
    This involves the use of the tumescent solution to remove fat, which improves both safety and pain control. The final results leave patients with a smooth contour. SAL is perfect for areas that require the removal of small amounts of fat such as the neck and chin.
  • MicroAire Power Assisted Liposuction® (PAL)
    Developed by MicroAire, Power Assisted Liposuction® is a technology which capitalizes on the added power from a special, vibrating cannula (or narrow tube). The reciprocating head enables doctors to more easily and quickly break down and suction large volumes of fatty tissue. This method can be very helpful in procedures such as the Brazilian Butt Lift.
  • Ultrasonic Liposuction (VASER Liposuction)
    This is an ultrasonic device that increases the efficiency of liposuction by breaking down and separating scar tissue. Depending on how much energy is utilized, this technique helps lyse and separate fat, which then makes it easier to suction out of the body. VASER Liposuction is used to treat denser areas of fat and scar tissues. This can be very helpful for Revisional Liposuction and Gynecomastia procedures.

“Depending on the desire of each patient, there are a variety of surgical techniques we can use at Memorial Plastic Surgery, to ensure our patients obtain the best possible result to achieve their goal.” – Dr. Patrick Hsu

How Will Liposuction Be Performed?

Liposuction surgery can last between 30 minutes and 6 hours, depending on the number of targeted areas and how much fat needs to be extracted. Target locations include the arms, abdomen, flanks, back, hips, thighs, and sometimes the chin and neck. Based upon your surgeon’s evaluation, as well as your personal preference, local or general anesthesia may be used for surgery.

Once sedated, our board-certified plastic surgeons will mark small incisions along with the treatment areas in your body. Your doctor and the team of medical personnel will then insert a cannula through the incision lines to remove the unwanted fat from your body. Drains may be placed to prevent complications such as seroma (fluid build-up). Upon completion of the surgery, incisions will be closed and post-op garments will be used to mold your new contour.

Liposuction Cost and Financing

Our surgeons fees for Liposuction in Houston are:

  • Mons Pubis
    $750 – 900
  • Axillary Tail/Tail of Spence (Armpit)
    $750 – 950
  • Chin/Submental (Double Chin)
    $1,500 – 2,000
  • Knees
    $1,250 – 1,500
  • Arms
    $1,750 – 2,250
  • Abdomen, Back, Flanks
    $2,250 – $2,750 / per area
  • Inner & Outer Thighs
    $2,250 – $2,750 / per area
  • 360 Liposuction (Arms)
    $2,500 – 2,950
  • 360 Liposuction (Thighs)
    $4,750 – 5,000
  • 360 Liposuction (Trunk)
    $7,770 – 7,950

These prices do not include, amongst other things, anesthesia and facility fees. Additionally, the price of your surgery will increase if you exceed the maximum BMI range or if you combine liposuction with other popular body contouring procedures such as the “Mommy Makeover” and “Brazilian Butt Lift”. Liposuction is also utilized in fat grafting procedures such as Breast Augmentation and Reconstruction, among others. We encourage you to ask as many questions as possible during your initial consultation to obtain the most accurate quote.

Memorial Plastic Surgery accepts personal checks, credit cards, and cryptocurrency as payment methods. In addition, we provide various financing options that can help you with the price of surgery.

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Recovery & Results

Liposuction is an outpatient procedure and you may return home once cleared by your surgeons. It will take 3 – 4 months for your final results to settle. You can read the chart below for an estimated breakdown of your recovery period:

POST-OP OBSTACLESESTIMATED TIME
Physical discomfort (bruising & swelling)6 – 8 weeks
Compression Garment use4 – 8 weeks
DAILY  ACTIVITIESESTIMATED TIME
Full body showers1 – 2 days
Work1 – 2 weeks
Driving & household chores1 – 2 weeks
Regular exercise & strenuous activities4 – 6 weeks

Patients must follow our surgeon’s post-operative care instructions, inclusive of prescribed pain medication and compression garments usage. Additionally, patients will be seen at regular follow-up appointments with our doctors to ensure they are recovering properly.

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Liposuction FAQs

  1. Can I have secondary liposuction?
    It best for patients to wait at least 6 months before undergoing a second round of liposuction in the same area. Six months allows enough time for swelling caused by the initial procedure to decrease so that the appropriate area can be re-targeted.
    For new body areas that have never undergone liposuction, the waiting period may not be necessary. It is always best to consult with your surgeon by scheduling an appointment with them.
  2. Are the results permanent?
    Yes. Patients who maintain their weight after liposuction surgery will have permanent, improved results.
  3. Can I also have a tummy tuck with liposuction?
    Yes. Both liposuction and tummy tuck are easily and commonly combined procedures, especially following pregnancy, weight loss, and aging. These procedures may also be performed at different times, depending on the assessment from your doctor.
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