Liposuction

Kiran Polavarapu, MD -  - Cosmetic Surgeon

Polavarapu Plastic Surgery, PLLC

Kiran Polavarapu, MD

Cosmetic Surgeon & Plastic Surgeon located in Forth Worth, TX

If you have unwanted fat in very specific places on your body, liposuction may be the answer. At Polavarapu Plastic Surgery, PLLC, in Fort Worth, Texas, Dr. Kiran Polavarapu uses the latest liposuction techniques to help you get the physique you desire. To learn more about how liposuction may be the plastic surgery strategy to refine your body shape, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Liposuction Q & A

What is liposuction?

Liposuction is a fat-reduction technique during which Dr. Polavarapu removes excess fat from very specific areas of your body. It’s not a replacement for diet and exercise when it comes to weight loss, but it’s a strategy that can help slim down stubborn areas.

To perform the procedure, Dr. Polavarapu inserts a hollow tool, called a cannula, under the skin. A high-pressure vacuum attached to the cannula draws the fat away.

Dr. Polavarapu offers several types of advanced liposuction procedures. These include:

Ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty

Dr. Polavarapu dissolves the fat using ultrasonic waves delivered by the cannula before she suctions the fat out.

Tumescent technique

Dr. Polavarapu uses a saline solution that also contains a local anesthetic and a drug that contracts blood vessels to lessen bleeding. She injects the solution into the area, which causes the fat to become swollen and firm and for the area to be completely numb.

Super-wet technique

Dr. Polavarapu injects a smaller amount of the solution into the areas to be treated -- less than what’s used for the tumescent technique.

What areas can be treated with liposuction?

Dr. Polavarapu offers liposuction for areas typically resistant to diet and exercise. These include:

  • Hips
  • Buttocks
  • Thighs
  • Abdomen
  • Upper arms
  • Upper knees
  • Cheeks
  • Neck and chin

 

Dr. Polavarapu sits down with you for a comprehensive exam to determine if you’re a good candidate for liposuction, and if so, which type. To be a good candidate for liposuction, you should be a non-smoker and have realistic expectations about the procedure.

What is the recovery from liposuction like?

Immediately after your liposuction procedure, you may be fitted with a drainage tube to prevent fluid buildup. You’ll also need to wear a compression garment over the areas that received liposuction for a few weeks.

Although the newest approaches to liposuction offer a faster, more comfortable recovery, you’ll still have some pain, swelling, bleeding, and tingling in the treatment areas. These immediate effects of the liposuction disappear after about three weeks, but you may have some residual swelling for up to six months.

For more information about the available liposuction procedures, call Polavarapu Plastic Surgery or book an appointment online today.