A more balanced, attractive you
While other cosmetic surgical procedures lift or tighten skin, liposuction permanently removes unwanted fat, allowing your plastic surgeon to sculpt a new shape to the area treated. You may choose to have liposuction alongside other procedures. Dr. Roth and his team will talk to you about your surgical goals and advise you on the best surgical technique for you as an individual.
Sculpted, toned, and defined with liposuction
Liposuction is completely versatile because it can remove fat from any area of the body. Treatment typically targets the abdomen, hips, love handles, saddlebags, buttocks, back, arms/axilla, inner/outer thighs, and chin. In many cases, patients opt to combine liposuction with other cosmetic procedures to achieve a more transformative result.
The results are long-lasting, enabling you to maintain a healthy weight and a figure you feel confident with. Usually carried out under general anesthesia (in some cases an epidural anesthesia might be used for liposuction on lower body areas), Dr. Roth and his team are experienced in liposuction, delivering fantastic results.
Once anesthesia is administered, Dr. Roth will make a small incision- carefully dislodging the fat which is often suctioned out. The suction tube removes the excess fat cells; once this is complete any excess fluid is drained before the treated area is stitched up. Your incision sites are secured with dissolvable sutures, healing within two weeks. Patient must wear a compression garment for about six weeks.
When the anesthesia wears off, you may have some pain for several days (this can be controlled with prescription medication). Post surgery redness and swelling are normal. Final liposuction results are clearly visible no later than 12 weeks after surgery.
Perks of Liposuction
There are multiple benefits involved with liposuction, here are a few that many people find to be life changing:
- Enhances and contours your body
- The results are instant and long lasting
- It can dramatically improve your wellbeing and personal image
Why Dr. Roth is the ideal choice for your liposuction procedure
Please call us at our Houston clinic. To book your initial consultation you will receive treatment tailored specifically to your needs. Dr. Roth works to achieve a natural look, enhancing your overall shape for the best possible results.
Liposuction is not a substitute for diet and exercise, but can help refine or sculpt your body. If you are planning to lose a significant amount of weight, now if the time to undergo liposuction. Liposuction results are permanent as long as your weight remains stable.
What to expect during liposuction procedure?
Arrival to our Houston Office
We know first impressions matter and have created a warm, welcoming environment for our patients right in our downtown Houston medical center. When you check in at the reception desk, you can fill out forms if you haven’t submitted them electronically.
Meeting the Plastic Surgeon’s Assistant
When you are called to begin your appointment, you will first meet with a medical assistant (often a nurse), who then reviews your medical history with you and help you get comfortable.
Meeting the Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Roth is a personable, compassionate professional. He cares deeply about giving his patients having a wonderful experience from their first consultation through long-term follow-up. His friendly, easy-going, and relaxed attitude puts even the most anxious patients at ease.
Dr. Roth knows that every patient is unique. Together with his staff, he all the time necessary to individualize your care based on your personal needs. He carefully explains your options in easy-to-understand language before making his recommendations so that you can then determine the final treatment choice.
What is recovery like?
Your incision sites are sealed with dissolvable sutures, healing within two weeks. Patients must wear a compression garment for about six weeks. Post-surgery swelling is normal; but if it lasts for weeks or more, you should contact your surgeon. However, as the swelling continues to subside, you will enjoy a sleeker, more youthful figure, and a huge boost of confidence.
Recovery from liposuction is usually easy and relatively quick. Liposuction procedures are typically outpatient, so the patient should expect to return home that day. If you’re getting outpatient surgery, be sure to arrange for a ride to drive you home after surgery. They or someone else should stay with you at least the first night. However, an overnight stay in our surgical facility can be arranged if you want, which is advisable after a large volume of fat removal. If a small area was treated, you may be able to return to work after a few days. If a large area was treated you may need up to 10 days off.
You will need to avoid strenuous activity for the first few weeks, but you will typically be able to return to work in less than a week. We will always make recommendations to you before your treatment so that you can plan ahead.
Dr. Roth will be glad to assist you with all of your questions and surgical needs. Book your consultation today!
Common Liposuction Questions to Discuss with Dr. Roth
- How does liposuction surgery change your body, and why you do want to change it?
- How do you feel about your body now? What specific changes do you want to see after the liposuction?
- What are the best procedure(s) to help you realize your goals? What are the results that can be expected from each procedure, including the benefits and risks of each?
- What’s involved in a cosmetic liposuction procedure (e.g., kinds of incisions, anesthesia type, and recovery timeframe)?
- Is the doctor board certified in plastic surgery? (Dr. Roth is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is also a member of the Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
- How many times has the plastic surgeon performed the procedure(s) you are considering?
- Can this procedure be combined with another surgical procedure?
- How regularly has the surgeon performed that procedure?
- Where does the liposuction take place? Is it certified for patient safety? What are the credentials of their surgical staff?
- Who is the anesthesiologist? What kind of certification do they have?
- How would an emergency be handled during surgery?
- How has the doctor helped patients with similar physical issues and concerns? (Dr. Roth is going to show you before and after photos of a liposuction and their results).
Most Common liposuction Surgery Questions
How long is the pain from a liposuction surgical procedure?
Usually 85-90% of patients do not feel any pain after about three days. Dr. Roth will prescribe pain medication to relieve and ease your pain for a comfortable recovery.
Can I have other procedures done at the same time a liposuction?
The answer to this is yes. In Dr. Roth’s Houston office, he performs liposuction for patients that mainly say they want to improve the appearance of their stomach; such as an arm lift or breast lift. This allows for a one-time recovery and prevents from multiple anesthesia injections and incisions.
How long does liposuction last?
Although liposuction permanently removes fat cells, the treatment does not prevent new fat cells from developing. To maintain the results of your treatment, you should exercise regularly and eat a healthy diet. With proper care, your enhanced figure could last for years to come.
Where does the surgery take place?
Procedures are done at Dr. Roth’s doctors office in Houston offers the latest amenities and is AAAA certified—the ultimate in surgical accreditation for patient safety.
How much time off should I take from work and exercising?
Usually, Dr. Roth will advises you to stay away from work and exercise for two to three weeks. That is the amount of time needed for bruising and swelling to go down.
When can I shower and/or swim?
You may take a nice bath, resume swimming, and/or get into a hot tub about four weeks after surgery. You may consult with Dr. Roth before doing any of these activities to prevent any risk of infection.
How much does liposuction procedure cost in Houston, TX?
A surgeon’s fee in Houston, TX may vary based on the type of cosmetic procedure chosen during consultation and your envisioned outcome from the plastic surgery.
What are included in liposuction surgery costs?
Some of the items included in the total cost of cosmetic surgery include anesthesia fees, medical tests, prescriptions for medications, and surgeon’s fee. Dr. Roth and his Houston staff will consult with you affordable cosmetic surgery and customize a liposuction package just for you.