Liposuction in San Antonio
We all know that nobody’s perfect, but who wouldn’t want a perfect body? And even though you might spend many hours at the gym and eat a well-balanced diet, you may still have areas that bulge. Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures. With Dr. Schaffer’s expertise using tumescent, ultrasonic or conventional liposuction, you can get rid of those areas that diet and exercise just could not help.
Dr. Eric Schaffer is a board certified plastic surgeon with credentials from Harvard Medical School and at the University of Texas Health Science Center. With a wealth of experience, Dr. Eric Schaffer employs his knowledge to ensure that the procedure he performs on all of his patients are safe and he has a proven track record of success in providing his patients the look that they want.
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a fat removal procedure whereas. Many plastic surgeons and their patients elect to use liposuction to remove excessive, stubborn fat from various parts of their body.
Liposuction assists in creating a natural looking, proportionate body shape, especially when an area of your body proves to be immune to the effects of diet and exercise.
Areas Treated with Liposuction
Although liposuction can help shed some pounds, it is not a weight loss solution. Patients who maintain good mental and physical health as well as a balanced diet, are the best candidates for Liposuction. Liposuction is for patients who have tried diet and exercise to remove excess fat but have not had the success that they wanted.
Individuals who are more overweight or have significant loose skin or stretch marks might be better candidates for procedures other than liposuction. At your consultation, Dr. Schaffer may recommend alternative procedures that might give you a better result such as abdominoplasty, back lift, arm lift or thigh lift. Dr. Schaffer will help you choose the procedure that best meets your needs.
Liposuction is performed by making tiny incisions in order to place a long tube, called a cannula, to suck out any fat cells. Dr. Schaffer moves around the cannula which breaks up the fat cells and suctions them out using a vacuum.
Liposuction is best when complimented along with another body contouring procedure. These procedures may be a breast lift, arm lift, tummy tuck, thigh lift or thigh lift. These designed to work to improve the overall shape and contour of the body.
During tumescent liposuction, a solution comprising saline solution, lidocaine and epinephrine is injected into the area being treated. The solution causes the targeted tissue swell and become firm, which makes it easier to remove via the cannula. Since the anesthetic is built in, there is no need for general or IV sedation. Blood loss is minimal because the epinephrine constricts blood vessels.
After your liposuction procedure, Dr. Eric Schaffer will develop a customized plan to ensure that you recover quickly and achieve the results that you want. Patients should follow this plan as closely as possible as it depends on the speed and final outcome of the procedure. Dr. Schaffer will give you any necessary medication to help you through the recovery process. Dr. Schaffer works to make any incisions as inconspicuous as possible and uses the body’s natural curves and contours to hide them.
Patients typically experience mild swelling, bruising and discomfort in the treated area(s). They may wear compression garments or elastic bandages to help reduce these symptoms. Patients can return to work and other regular activities as soon as they feel comfortable. They should avoid exercise and other strenuous activities should be avoided for a few weeks.
Liposuction Before & After
Schedule a Consultation
If you are interested in liposuction, call 210-227-3223 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Eric Schaffer. Our practice serves San Antonio, Austin, and surrounding areas in TX.