Are you bothered by stubborn fat around your stomach, hips, thighs, or even your upper arms? Despite best intentions, many of us have pockets of excess fat that affect our confidence and make our clothing fit differently.
It’s no secret that regular exercise and a nutritious diet are important to achieve a healthy weight, but targeted fat loss is easier said than done. Many people who are at or near their goal body weight still have areas of excess fat across their bodies that don’t disappear.
The good news is that you don’t have to accept that stubborn fat. Walter D. Gracia, MD, PA, and our plastic surgery team are proud to offer liposuction to help you get rid of lingering fat and contour your curves.
What liposuction can do for you
Everyone’s body composition is unique, but many people struggle with areas of localized fat that simply don’t respond to a healthy diet and exercise plans. It can be frustrating to live a healthy lifestyle but not see the results. Common “trouble spots” include:
- Upper arms
- Flanks or love handles
- Upper thighs
All these areas can be successfully treated with liposuction, a surgical procedure that involves removing excess fat with suction. It’s a highly effective procedure because Dr. Gracia targets the exact areas of fat that bother you and removes them permanently from your body.
With liposuction, the fat is removed instantly. Dr. Gracia expertly tones your curves to give you an enhanced physique that you couldn't achieve with diet and exercise alone.
Liposuction isn’t a weight-loss procedure. People who are more than 30% above their ideal body weight may find that following a healthy diet and exercise plan or undergoing a bariatric procedure are better options to help them reach their health goals.
If you’re bothered by pockets of stubborn fat and you’re close to your ideal weight, liposuction could be the answer you’ve been looking for. It’s one of the most effective methods for targeted fat reduction, and results are permanent when you continue to maintain a healthy weight.
Achieving your body goals with liposuction
Liposuction is a popular cosmetic procedure because it’s customizable for every individual’s unique body. It gives you the power to target areas of fat that affect your body image and your confidence.
Before recommending liposuction, Dr. Gracia meets with each of his patients. Be sure to think about your aesthetic goals for liposuction before coming in for your consultation, and talk openly with Dr. Gracia about those goals.
Liposuction is a completely individualized procedure, and our team strives to help you achieve the body you’ve always wanted. If you choose to get liposuction, you’re scheduled for an outpatient procedure.
We numb the treatment area and make one or more small incisions to begin your liposuction procedure. Dr. Gracia uses a small vacuum tube, called a cannula, to inject a sterile saline solution into the fat and suction it from your body.
He contours the area as he removes the unwanted fat, and closes up the incisions when the procedure is over. Depending on your goals, Dr. Gracia can combine liposuction with a surgical body lift, like a tummy tuck, to enhance your results.
We dress the treatment area in compression garments to aid healing, and our team gives you complete instructions for recovery. Since most liposuction procedures are done in an outpatient setting, you can generally go home the same day.
Ready to shed that stubborn fat? Find out what liposuction could do for your body and your self-esteem. Call our Fort Worth, Texas office at 817-336-9450 or request your consultation online today.