If you have localized fat deposits that are resistant to a healthy diet and regular physical activity, you may get rid of excess fat through liposuction surgery (“lipoplasty”). This procedure is often performed by Houston plastic surgeon Christopher K. Livingston, M.D., F.A.C.S., P.A. at Livingston Plastic Surgery. He is a popular liposuction doctor throughout Texas, attracting patients from the The Woodlands, Sugar Land, and Pearland area.
When choosing a Houston liposuction professional, keep in mind that Dr. Livingston has impressive credentials and years of experience in his field. He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), as well as member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). In addition, our doctor is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center – the Division of Plastic Surgery and Department of Otolaryngology, as well as a plastic surgery consultant for cosmetic procedures on WebMD.com.
For some patients, localized fat deposits can be difficult, if not impossible, to improve regardless of his/her physical activity level and eating habits. Therefore, to assist patients in permanently removing and sculpting the figures they desire, Houston liposuction specialist, Dr. Christopher Livingston offers traditional suction and ultrasonic liposuction.
During your consultation with our Houston liposuction surgeon, the two of you will discuss the following:
- Your expectations and goals
- Your medical history
- Additional procedures that may be performed to obtain optimal results, such as tummy tuck surgery (“abdominoplasty“) or breast augmentation surgery (“augmentation mammaplasty“)
- What to expect before and after a liposuction procedure
- The possible risks and side effects of liposuction
Also termed, “lipoplasty,” liposuction removes excess fat and tightens the skin through a variety of techniques providing his patients with envious curves on areas of the body and face such as the:
- Chin and neck
- Abdomen and waist
- Inner and outer thighs and flanks
- Buttocks and hips
- Arms and back
By thoroughly evaluating your body and concerns, Houston plastic surgeon, Dr. Livingston, will be able to determine which liposuction method to utilize, and the exact areas that need to be shaped in order to aid you in your journey toward a new figure.
Not intended as a treatment for obesity or weight loss, liposuction is meant to improve upon the features that a patient already has. Ideal for patients within 30 percent of their healthy weight range and with a BMI less than 32, liposuction can help to produce defined curves.
Houston, The Woodlands, and Sugar Land liposuction patients turn to Dr. Livingston due to his excellence in operative skills with state-of-the-art techniques in a calm, non-pressuring environment. He is located in the world’s largest medical center, the Houston Texas Medical Center.
The patient is placed under intravenous sedation or general anesthesia and Dr. Livingston performs tumescent liposuction by creating small, subtle incisions on the targeted areas of the body that are to be sculpted. Through these small incisions, a sterile solution of saline infused with an anesthetic and vasoconstricting medication will be infiltrated into the effected areas to minimize bleeding and reduce swelling and bruising post-operatively.
Subsequently, a small hollow tube cannula is inserted through the access incisions that gently removes the loosened fat by suction leaving the body with its new contoured and slimmed shape.
In addition, ultrasonic liposuction can be utilized which is a relatively newer technique that decreases bruising, swelling, downtime, and tightens the skin over time.
Following your liposuction surgery in Houston, a compression garment will be placed for six weeks to help ensure that the skin will form to its new shape for a slimmer appearance. Complete swelling and bruising may take up to three months or more to diminish.
Results from liposuction can be permanent and long-lasting if a healthy lifestyle and eating habits are maintained by the patient. You can view our Houston liposuction before and after photos and watch some of Dr. Livingston’s videos in the media gallery to learn more about his practice and the procedures that he offers.