What is Liposuction?

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 performed today. 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. LIPOSUCTION incisions are very small and discreet. During LIPOSCULPTURE, SUCTION ASSISTED LIPOPLASTY extracts fat leaving virtually no telltale signs of surgery. Recovery is fast and most patients return to work in a few days … results can be truly dramatic.

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 in San Antonio – by Eric Schaffer

Many Plastic Surgeons and their patients elect to use Liposuction to remove excessive, stubborn fat from various parts of their body. Liposuction is a procedure whereas fat is sucked out of the body. Although Liposuction can be used to reduce weight, it should not be viewed as 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. Often times, Liposuction is performed along with other body contouring procedures such as breast lift, arm lift, tummy tuck, thigh lift or thigh lift. Those procedures are designed to work to improve the overall shape and contour of the body.

Liposuction Procedure

Dr. Eric Schaffer is a board certified plastic surgeon based in San Antonio. Liposuction is performed by making tiny incisions in order to place a long, tube called a cannula to suck out any fat cells. Liposuction can be used on almost any part of the body to remove any excess fat cells. 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. Liposuction is best when complimented along with another body contouring procedure.

In order to achieve the shape that a patient wants, Body Contouring is a great way to get rid of sagging skin, fat or tissue on the body that proves to be resistant to the effects of proper diet and exercise. Dr. Eric Schaffer of San Antonio Plastic Surgery, 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. Dr. Eric Schaffer offers Body Contouring procedures such Arm Lift, Buttock/Back Lift, Tummy Tuck, and Mommy Makeover to help you get the look that you’ve always wanted.

Liposuction Recovery

After your Liposuction procedure, Dr. Eric Schaffer of San Antonio Plastic Surgery will develop a customized plan to ensure that you recover quickly and achieve the results that you want. This plan should be followed 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.

Liposuction and Body Contouring are great ways to get the results that you want that aren’t otherwise possible. With Dr. Schaffer and his staff at San Antonio Plastic Surgery, you can rest assured that you will be in the best hands before, during and after your procedure.

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.


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