We all know it takes time to see the results that come from working hard at the gym and staying on top of your diet. Sometimes, the trim figure you want can be earned with diligence and patience, but what do you do when your healthy habits don’t ever produce the results you want? If you feel frustrated that your efforts to take care of yourself aren’t making a difference in your appearance, consider liposuction in Lubbock as a possible solution. The effects of age, childbearing, and genetics often cause people to develop stubborn areas of fat on their bodies. This fat can be resistant to even the strictest diet and exercise routines, which is disheartening for many people. Taking care of yourself is important, and you should never give up on trying to live a healthy lifestyle. But, when your aesthetic goals just aren’t happening, liposuction might just be the right next step for you.
Combining Procedures for Dramatic Results
Liposuction alone can make a great difference in the contour of your body, but it also works well when it is combined with other procedures for a more dramatic effect. Combining plastic surgery procedures is a convenient way to address multiple areas at once, with only one surgery day and one recovery period. If you are looking to make additional improvements to your appearance, consider the following plastic surgeries that pair well with liposuction in Lubbock.
Many women with large breasts deal with pain and discomfort in their neck, back, and shoulders on a daily basis. A breast reduction alleviates these symptoms by reducing the size of the breasts and lifting the burden that weighs these patients down. Liposuction of the breasts helps give them a shapely, balanced appearance by getting rid of excess fat. Breast reduction with liposuction can free women from the discomfort of heavy breasts and dramatically increase their confidence. In some cases, liposuction alone may even be enough to give a patient the breast size and shape she desires. Your plastic surgeon can help you determine whether liposuction in Lubbock will help you achieve your breast reduction goals.
Belly flab can become a problem for women as they age or after they have children. Loose, hanging skin around the abdomen is difficult to conceal and virtually impossible to get rid of without plastic surgery. A tummy tuck removes excess skin and tightens core muscles to flatten the tummy and smooth out the skin. Patients commonly combine liposuction with abdominoplasty to eliminate stubborn fat and accentuate their new look. The combination of procedures can be very effective in targeting stubborn deposits of fat and stretched skin on women whose bodies have changed after bearing children. On the right patient, the two procedures provide a dramatic enhancement to the entire figure by flattening, toning, and trimming the midsection in all the right places.
A tummy tuck is best known for helping to reduce sagging skin around the abdomen. It is also a significant procedure that involves the entire core of the body. A tummy tuck not only gets rid of loose skin but also tightens and contours the abdominal wall and muscles. For the right patient, the results can be exceptional. It is common for patients to consider having liposuction in Lubbock performed in tandem with a tummy tuck for even greater cosmetic effect.
Patients who have gone through drastic weight loss can be left with sagging skin around the thighs, hips, and buttocks. Imagine having finally lost a significant amount of weight and still feeling self-conscious about your body because of leftover flabby skin. It might be easy to slip back into old habits if you continue to struggle with body image. Performing liposuction with a tummy tuck corrects both the flabby skin and any remaining stubborn fat. The combination has a powerful effect to help improve the appearance of these patients’ appearance at their new weight.
Patients seek an arm lift, or brachioplasty, when they are ready to get rid of sagging skin on their upper arms. Sometimes, the skin can hang so severely that it causes women to feel insecure about their arms. If you have felt too embarrassed to wave hello to a friend because of your sagging arm skin, a combination of brachioplasty with liposuction could be a positive solution. During an arm lift, your plastic surgeon removes excess skin and fat through an incision along the underside of the arms. Liposuction in Lubbock can help further enhance the results of an arm lift by targeting specific areas of fat and revealing toned, trim looking arms.
With the placement of breast implants, women can add fullness and volume to their breasts. Increasing breast size with breast enhancement often helps create more balance in the figure. If the hourglass shape is what you’re hoping for, liposuction could be the perfect addition to your breast augmentation procedure. Liposuction will get rid of unwanted fat around the midsection (or other areas on your body) and make the curves of your new bust appear even more dramatic. Liposuction in Lubbock is commonly performed together with breast enlargement for patients who have mommy makeovers, but combining procedures isn’t just for women who have had children. If you are interested in addressing multiple areas with only one recovery period, talk to your plastic surgeon about the benefits of having more than one cosmetic procedure at a time.
How Liposuction Works
Liposuction removes excess fat to enhance the contour of your body. Your doctor will insert a thin tube (or cannula) into the area of fat through a small incision. With the tumescent technique, fluid is injected to help keep blood loss to a minimum and to serve as a local anesthetic. Fat cells are broken up and suctioned out to reveal a smoother overall body shape. Incisions are closed and a compression garment is typically placed when the procedure is complete. Liposuction in Lubbock is not meant to be a weight loss surgery. The main goal is to give the patient a slimmer frame by targeting those specific areas of localized fat when they don’t respond to diet and exercise.
If you have just a limited area of troublesome fat, your liposuction procedure may require only local anesthetics at an outpatient appointment. Patients with more significant areas of fat may need general anesthesia for their procedure at a surgical facility. Some bruising and swelling is normal, as is mild to moderate discomfort during the early stages of healing. Pain medications are prescribed to keep you feeling comfortable. Recovery time varies from person to person, but you should expect to take 2-3 days off work. A full return to normal activity after liposuction in Lubbock can take up to 4-6 weeks.
For Dr. Jane Rowley’s thoughts on liposuction, watch the informative video below.
Customizing Your Liposuction Procedure
Dr. Rowley wants all of her patients to love their plastic surgery results and feel confident in their appearance. She believes in educating her patients though thorough, honest conversations about every procedure. During your liposuction consultation with Dr. Rowley, she will evaluate your areas of concern, and give you her expert opinion on the best treatment plan for you.
Because of differences in skin elasticity, some regions of the body respond better to liposuction than others. A plastic surgeon can suction fat from anywhere on the body, but what can really make or break your results is the way the skin looks after the fat is removed. Areas such as the inner thighs tend to have poorer skin elasticity, which means the skin there is more likely to appear saggy or loose after liposuction. Consider the following areas that typically respond well to liposuction.
Even with a consistent diet and exercise routine, losing inches around the waistline can be very difficult. As women age and have children, fat begins to accumulate on the waist and can also give the appearance of a muffin top. Liposuction in Lubbock gets rid of that stubborn fat and can dramatically decrease the size of your waist.
The outer thighs are another common problem area for women. This excess fat can make it difficult to find clothing that fits or feels flattering. With liposuction, the shape of your outer thighs can be refined to enhance your curves and give you a slimmer silhouette.
Excess fat around the hips is not easy to get rid of. Diet and exercise may help, but the best way to slim the hips is to target fat with liposuction. Defining the hips in this way complements the overall proportions of your body and helps achieve that hourglass figure many women desire.
The flanks are located above your hips around your back. If you have fat deposits in these areas, you may have not-so-lovingly referred to them as your “love handles.” Liposuction in Lubbock works well for this common problem area because skin elasticity is favorable in this region. Eliminating unwanted fat on the flanks with liposuction is a great way to feel more comfortable in your clothing and more confident in your appearance.
Whether it is caused by age, heredity, or weight gain, fat accumulation around the chin and neck area has a way of making women look older and heavier than they really are. Submental liposuction is a relatively simple procedure that creates a dramatic improvement for patients with excess fat on the chin, neck, or jawline. The procedure takes only 20-30 minutes with a local anesthetic. After just two days of downtime, most patients are able to return to all of their normal activities.
Dr. Rowley will speak candidly with you about your options for a customized liposuction experience. For more information about the procedure, watch the video below.
Mommy Makeover Options Include Liposuction in Lubbock
Childbirth is an exciting and emotionally fulfilling life event, but it is frequently followed by women’s diminished satisfaction with their bodies. With proven surgical techniques, a post-childbirth body can regain the firm, youthful look it once had. A mommy makeover is not just one procedure but an individualized combination of plastic surgery options. The goal of this Lubbock plastic surgery is to change the effects of childbirth on a woman’s body.
After pregnancy and nursing, stomach muscles weaken and abdominal skin loosens and sags. Some women’s breasts can lose volume and look deflated, while others suffer from uncomfortably large breasts. Often a woman’s body can have stubborn pockets of fat that are unresponsive to diet and exercise. A few procedures that work well together to improve the appearance of areas of concern after childbearing include:
- Tummy Tuck
- Breast Augmentation
- Breast Lift
- Breast Reduction
It’s important to communicate clearly with your doctor about your expectations for your surgical outcome. Your surgeon will advise you as to which procedures will work best for your body type. If you are thinking about a mommy makeover, make sure you are in good health, are at a stable weight, and have realistic expectations of your results. We can’t completely stop the effects of aging or life changes on our bodies, but combining procedures for a mommy makeover can help restore confidence in your post-pregnancy body.
The Best Surgeon for Your Best Results
Whether on its own or combined with other procedures, liposuction in Lubbock gives your body a slimmer look that can help you feel more confident in your body and more comfortable in your clothing. Choosing the right surgeon is paramount to having the best possible results from your surgery. Our Lubbock plastic surgery patients are our number one priority at Rowley Plastic Surgery. Dr. Jane Rowley is your board-certified surgeon who carefully consults with each patient to understand each individual’s cosmetic goals and needs. She has over 20 years of experience helping patients turn their cosmetic dreams into reality. If you struggle with stubborn areas of fat on your body, contact Lubbock’s most trusted plastic surgery expert. You can expect confidence, competence, and clear communication at Rowley Plastic Surgery. Call today and schedule your no-obligation consultation.