Walter D Gracia, MD, PA
Plastic Surgeon & Hand Surgeon located in Fort Worth, TX
If you’re frustrated by lingering deposits of fat that refuse to budge no matter how well you stick to a diet and exercise plan, liposuction offers a solution. Walter D. Gracia, MD, PA, provides liposuction as one of many plastic surgery procedures to help residents of Fort Worth, Texas, look their very best. Call the office or book an appointment online today to set up a consultation.
What is liposuction?
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes stubborn pockets of fat. It’s a great way to refine the contouring of your body and address any problem areas. Everyone stores fat a bit differently and for many, bulging and extra padding is a lifelong challenge.
Liposuction permanently removes a portion of targeted fat cells from your body. Some of the areas that can be successfully treated with liposuction include:
- Upper thighs
- Upper arms
In some cases, liposuction is even used to reduce breast fullness in men, a common condition that was simply untreatable in decades past.
What happens during liposuction procedures?
You’re thoroughly numbed before your procedure so you won’t be in any discomfort. Most liposuction procedures are done on an outpatient basis, so you can return home afterward.
Once you’re prepped, Dr. Gracia makes a small incision to guide the thin surgical tube called a cannula into the treatment area. The most common technique introduces a sterile saline solution to the area that helps break apart fatty deposits and make it easier for the fat to be suctioned out through the cannula.
Additional numbing medication is sometimes added to the saline to aid in postoperative recovery.
Depending on the amount of fat being removed and whether you’re treating more than one area, a series of small incisions may be necessary. Once Dr. Gracia is pleased with the results, he closes the incisions and dresses the area in compression garments.
What if liposuction isn’t enough to improve my contouring?
In some cases, removing excess fat simply doesn’t go far enough to give you optimal contouring. In those cases, a surgical body lift can do the trick and can be performed in conjunction with your lipo.
An arm lift, tummy tuck, or thigh lift can tighten your skin and give you a more toned appearance. If this approach is right for you, Dr. Gracia will discuss the process during your consultation.
Begin a path toward a body you’ll love today. Call Walter D. Gracia, MD, PA, or book a liposuction consultation online to get started on the body you’ve always wanted.