Lose Stubborn Fat with Liposuction
Safe, Expert Body Contouring with Liposuction Austin at Beleza Medspa.
We have everything you need for a successful liposuction procedure:
Experience: Plastic Surgeon Dr. Staci Hix-Hernandez MD & Beleza Cosmetic Surgeons have performed thousands of liposuction Austin area procedures and counting!
Affordable: As low as $1999 per area – with low-interest financing available through CareCredit.
Targeted: Remove fat from problem areas like the Love Handles, Abs, Hips, Thighs, Backs, Arms, Cankles, and Double Chins.
Technology: Power Assisted, Laser Liposuction with SmartLipo Triplex & Vaser are available*(surgeons’ discretion on use)
Fast & Convenient: Stay awake & get back on your feet immediately. Resume normal activities quickly.
Safe: No general anesthesia or need to ‘go under’ required. All procedures performed awake under safe local tumescent anesthesia.
Accredited: State of the Art nationally accredited Plastic Surgery
Facility: Visit our AAAHC Accredited Surgical Suite in Cedar Park TX.
Additions: We also offer Fat Transfer (BBL), Tummy Tucks, Breast Augmentation, and Mommy Makeovers.
Alternatives: We offer Non-Invasive Liposuction Alternatives to remove fat such as Coolsculpting.
Are You Looking for Liposuction Near You?
Need to desperately lose belly fat and love handles? Is your fat resistant to diet and exercise? Smart Liposuction at Beleza MedSpa is the procedure you are looking for. Performed safely under local anesthesia while you are awake, Smartlipo Liposuction can easily remove fat virtually anywhere on your body.
But… it’s not just about removing as much fat as possible! The real goal is body sculpting to bring out the natural shape and curves of your body. Even better, transfer your fat for a Brazilian Butt Lift, Natural Breast Augmentation, or Facial Fat Transfer! SmartLipo Liposuction Video: Watch an actual Liposuction procedure at Beleza Medspa.
Jill Park Smartlipo Liposuction Austin Patient:
“Beleza and staff were top-notch. I love when I come into an office and I instantly feel comfortable and welcome. The ladies that work here seem truly concerned about the well-being of the patient. They all have great personalities and are very knowledgeable. The massage therapist on staff is exceptional and I really enjoyed getting massages done by her because of her expertise and warm personality. Beleza is an amazing surgeon and does not quit until he reaches perfection. I felt like I got excellent service through him at a very affordable price. I am extremely happy with my new body and I cannot wait to rock my new bikini body this Summer. I would highly recommend Beleza Spa and staff to anybody wanting a top-notch experience with amazing results.” (actual results vary from patient to patient)
The Plastic Surgeons & Cosmetic Surgeons at Beleza Medspa have performed more than 3,000 individual Smartlipo Liposuction patient procedures. They are one of the leading providers of Liposuction in Austin, Round Rock, Cedar Park, and Killeen TX.
Beleza surgeons possess the skills and experience, as well as the artistic eye to target the fat you cannot lose and then sculpt and contour your body into a sleeker shape. The fat is removed and the SmartLipo laser can be used to add heat that leads to skin tightening. Performed while awake under local anesthesia, Tumescent Liposuction is a safe, fast and effective plastic surgery procedure.
- There is no long recovery and you are back on your feet immediately.
- Work and exercise can be resumed in a few days as tolerated.
- The exciting part then begins as your body transforms over the next several weeks and months.
Meet Dr. Hix-Hernandez, Expert Plastic Surgeon specializing in Body Contouring
Dr. Hix-Hernandez brings seven years of experience performing complex body contouring and reconstructive procedures at a major teaching hospital to Beleza. She is skilled at combining procedures to remove excess skin and tighten abdomens after childbirth. If you need more than just liposuction, Dr. Hix-Hernandez can evaluate you for a tummy tuck or combine it with a breast augmentation for a mommy makeover.
What is Laser Liposuction?
Liposuction simply involves suctioning fat from the body. Back in the day, it was performed only in the operating room under general anesthesia. Very large suction cannulas were used and results were mixed. In the 80s, liposuction under local anesthesia was developed by a Dermatologist! It is now the preferred method of liposuction using very small microcannulas. It delivers much better results with little to no downtime. Around 2006, Smartlipo Laser Liposuction was invented. This involved the insertion of a small laser fiber through the same incisions. The heat generated by the laser caused skin tightening, melted fat, and cauterized blood vessels. We now have many different types of laser liposuction devices available.
Is the goal of liposuction to remove as much fat as possible?
No, it’s a lot more complicated than that. In fact, it’s not the fat that is removed that is important. It’s the fat that is left and what condition it is left in. Not only should the fat layer be smaller but it needs to be smooth and well contoured. This is where the art of liposuction trumps the science of liposuction. It takes artistic skill to sculpt and contour the body areas so that they look natural and improved. Think of the analogy of sculpting a statue from a block of stone. If we just took as much stone as possible with a sledgehammer, without paying attention to the shape, the resulting statue would not look good. But if we take our time, use fine instruments and focus on the artistry of what we are doing, we end up with a beautiful sculpture!
What happens after you remove the fat with liposuction?
Space is created between the skin and muscle where the fat was removed. Your body will naturally fill this area with fluid which causes postoperative swelling. Your body will remove this swelling over the next several weeks and months and is helped by wearing compression garments, massage, and exercise. During the healing process, the body will reorganize the remaining fat and contract the skin and connective tissue. We can see more than 50% skin tightening after aggressive power-assisted liposuction. Final results will take 3-6 months.
What do you do with the fat from liposuction?
We usually dispose of the fat. However, we now know that fat is rich in stem cells and can be transferred throughout the body for volume replacement. Fat transfer works great for buttocks augmentation, natural breast augmentation, and facial volume replacement. As it’s your own fat, it is much safer than implants or injectables and the stem cells can provide long-lasting results and rejuvenation.
How is Laser Liposuction used? (lasers only used by Surgeon’s choice)
Liposuction using a cannula is very effective to remove fat from anywhere on the body. However, it is not just about removing fat. It is the condition of the fat layer that we leave that is more important. This is very difficult to achieve, especially in areas with small amounts of fat. Being too aggressive can leave unsightly grooves and dents. This is where laser liposuction comes in. The heat generated by laser-assisted liposuction helps to melt fat cells. This fat can then be suctioned or allowed to drain out. So the laser is perfect to melt fat in smaller areas and smooth out the fat in larger areas. The heat generated by the laser also stimulates some immediate skin tightening and induces new collagen formation. As a result, the overlying skin contracts to the new, smaller fat layer giving the perfect liposuction results we want!
How do I choose a laser liposuction procedure?
Smartlipo laser liposuction by Cynosure was the original laser on the market. There are many competitors now like Slim Lipo, Cool Lipo, Pro Lipo, etc. The only differences between these lasers involve the wavelength of light used and power. Smartlipo Triplex uses 1064, 1440, and 1320 wavelengths that have research to back their clinical effectiveness. However, there are no studies to show the advantage of one laser over another. Remember the effects of laser liposuction are due to heat delivery. All of these lasers deliver heat to the fat and skin. It is the consensus among the liposuction community, that the laser is unimportant compared to the amount of heat delivered. So it is the surgeon who is performing the procedure and his experience with laser-assisted liposuction that will give you the best results.
What should I look for when choosing Laser-assisted Liposuction?
The main things to require for your liposuction procedure include tumescent anesthesia, microcannula liposuction, and aggressive liposuction. These three components will give you the lowest risk of complications, the best results, and the fastest recovery. Ask your surgeon specifically about each of these techniques and make sure he will be utilizing them. Skipping any of them can affect your results and risk complications.
Is Laser-Assisted Liposuction safe?
The effectiveness of the laser depends on heat delivery. With the use of heat, there is the risk of burns. Many of the lasers now have temperature controls but this doesn’t replace the experience of the surgeon to prevent such complications. Check your surgeon’s reviews, pictures, etc. However, the incidence of burns from laser liposuction is very low and rare.
How fast will I see results from laser-assisted liposuction?
The heat generated from laser-assisted liposuction will cause some immediate skin tightening. However, with the swelling and loss of fat, it will be hard to see for several days. As the swelling subsides and the skin tightens, you will begin seeing the smooth, smaller fat layer and tighter skin. This is the fun part as you see more and more results every day! It usually takes 3-4 weeks to begin to see where you will settle down and 3-6 months for final results.
Vaser liposuction uses a probe that generates ultrasonic sound waves. These ultrasonic waves make tiny bubbles that disrupt the fat cells. This makes it easier to remove more fat. Vaser is ideal in areas that have more fibrous fat like the back and love handles. Vaser is also ideal for body contouring and high-definition liposuction.
What do I need, Vaser, Laser, or Traditional Liposuction?
The choice of the specific instruments used during the liposuction procedure belongs to the surgeon. It is not necessary to use every instrument, every time. The surgeon using their training and experience will select the procedure to give you the best possible results.
Liposuction vs Tummy Tuck
Deciding between liposuction alone or liposuction with a tummy tuck can be a difficult one. Depending on the condition of the skin, liposuction alone can achieve more than 50% skin tightening. This may be enough for many patients. If the skin has poor elasticity or many stretch marks, a tummy tuck may be necessary to remove the excess skin. The tummy tuck also allows for tightening of stretched-out abdominal muscles. On the downside, a tummy tuck leaves a large scar and has a longer recovery. This is a decision that we can assist you with during your consultation.
Liposuction is not for everyone and we have many other liposuction alternatives to deal with excess fat and skin. Coolsculpting is the ideal non-invasive procedure to reduce fatty areas all over the body. Venus Freeze and Thermage use noninvasive radiofrequency to tighten loose skin. Kybella can reduce fat in smaller areas like double chins and bra rolls.
Which areas of the body can be treated by Smart Liposuction?
Smart Liposuction is an ideal plastic surgery procedure for reducing fat from the neck, double chin, arms, back (muffin tops), bra rolls, abdomen, inner and outer thighs, knees, cankles, and the area known as “love handles.” Several times, several body areas can be treated in one session, depending on the amount of fat to be removed and the anesthesia required. Beleza surgeons can combine Aggressive Lipo with Lipo Vaser (see Demo here) for the best results.
Sagging arms are sometimes hereditary and also due to aging and obesity. Surgical repair is a possibility, but is painful and leaves large scars. Laser liposuction, Vaser liposuction, or traditional aggressive liposuction under local anesthesia can easily remove the fat and tighten the sagging arm skin.
“Over the years, I’ve had small, non-invasive procedures done at Medspas in Austin. When the time came to do something more substantial (SmartLipo and Fat Transfer) I started shopping around. I looked at four major Medspas in town and settled on Beleza because their office was helpful, and Dr. Broder is the most experienced SmartLipo practitioner around. When I went to Beleza to discuss my options, I was given information about different procedures, the results I could expect, and a price breakdown for each. Beleza consultants were knowledgeable, professional and took the time to review all my questions and concerns. I later met with Dr. Broder who was low-key, attentive and put me at ease. After my procedure I had follow-up visits, and again, everyone was great, giving me useful tips and suggestions for post-op recovery. I love my results, no one can tell I had anything “done,” and I look at least 5 years younger.”(actual results vary from patient to patient)
Some of us are born with double chins or ‘no necks’. Some of us develop them with age and weight gain. Whatever the reason, double chins always make us look older and less attractive. Once the domain of invasive surgery like neck lifts, double chins are now much easier to take care of with chin liposuction. Safe, tumescent liposuction performed under local anesthesia while awake is now possible. Once good anesthesia is obtained, there is no pain and you go home numb! The chin and neck are ideal areas for laser liposuction. At Beleza Medspa, we use the laser first to prepare the area for liposuction. The laser lipo liquefies the fat. Small microcannulas are then used to suction the fat from the area. Beleza surgeons use these microcannulas to sculpt the chin and remove the excess fat and restore the jawline. They focus on the jowls in older patients which breaks the straight line of the jaw. By removing these and restoring the straight jawline, a more youthful appearance is obtained!
Smart Liposuction allows you to change how you look, and how you feel about your appearance. This revolutionary treatment literally melts away fat in trouble spots like your abdomen, thighs, arms, and neck.
The results can last longer than diet or exercise and since the treatment is minimally invasive, you’ll be in the doctor’s office one day — and out turning heads the next. Though not a weight loss procedure, the fat removed will never return as long as you maintain your weight.
Outer and Inner thighs and hips are particularly bothersome areas for many women. So-called ‘saddlebags’ seem to run in families and are very difficult to lose. Inner thigh fat irritates many women as they walk. Hip fat causes difficulty finding properly fitting clothes. These areas are ideal for laser liposuction under local anesthesia. The fat is easily removed and the feminine contours are restored. These areas are also ideal areas for the harvesting of fat to transfer to the face, breasts, and buttocks.
Even though Smartlipo is an invasive procedure, it is noninvasive to your lifestyle. The use of local tumescent anesthesia allows you to go home numb from the procedure and resume normal activities almost immediately. The liposuction recovery after smart lipo is now much easier than it has ever been! Find out more about what to expect After Liposuction.
Liposuction Risks and Common Side Effects
Once the liposuction surgery is over, the recovery and healing process is just beginning. The tumescent anesthesia that is left in the fat layer is allowed to drain. Any fluid that doesn’t drain, will be safely absorbed by the body. Space where the fat once was, is now partially empty. A fluid that circulates in the body between cells, lymph, begins to accumulate in this area. This causes the most common liposuction side effect, swelling (lymphedema). The patient will wear a compression garment to squeeze this fluid out of the area until the body heals the lymphatic channels. Massage and physical activity also assist the resolution of liposuction swelling. The swelling begins to lessen anywhere from 3-6 weeks after the procedure but sometimes takes several months to completely resolve.
Blood loss is limited during the procedure due to the epinephrine in the tumescent anesthesia. However, as time passes, the epinephrine goes away and some bleeding or bruising is possible. This is controlled by keeping the compression garment on and avoiding strenuous activity. Patients susceptible to bruising can be helped by the supplement arnica and vitamin K.
During the liposuction, some peripheral sensory nerves can be damaged. This can result in some transient numbness and tingling sensations. These nerves will repair themselves with time. Some other common liposuction side effects include scars and loose skin. We do have to make small incisions and we try to place them in inconspicuous spots. They can leave small scars that can be treated with lasers and topical products. Most of the time after liposuction, the skin will tighten with time. The heat from laser liposuction like Smartlipo will further improve skin contraction. Once in a while, additional procedures may be necessary to deal with the loose skin after liposuction.
Rare Liposuction Side Effects
Some of the less common Liposuction Side Effects can include uneven results and grooves/dents, skin color changes, and burns. Liposuction is more of an artistic pursuit than a scientific one. The surgeon is human and can make errors and cannot control how the patient’s body reacts to the liposuction. Once the swelling resolves, uneven results or liposuction defects may be noted. The good thing is that they can easily be corrected with a touch-up procedure. In the same vein, there can be skin color changes after the procedure. Most of these resolve with time. Burns are very rare and can be avoided by an experienced surgeon.
How much does Liposuction Cost?
Your liposuction cost is based on the number of body areas to be treated as well as the amount of fat needed to be removed. Some patients have more fat to remove than others and the extra work will be reflected in the liposuction price. Our quotes are all-inclusive including your preoperative physical and labs, anesthesia, a compression garment, and all follow-up. By using local anesthesia only, the risk and cost of general anesthesia are completely avoided. Why pay extra for something that could potentially hurt you? Our cost for liposuction is very competitive and one of the lowest in the Austin, San Antonio areas and Texas! We also offer no-interest financing through CareCredit which allows you to make low monthly payments. Smart Liposuction is more affordable than ever.
Liposuction Cost at Beleza Medspa Starting at $1,999 per Area!
Are you looking for liposuction services in Austin TX? Beleza Cosmetic Surgeons & Plastic Surgeons have been providing liposuction surgery to Austin area residents for more than 11 years. They have performed Smart Liposuction procedures under tumescent anesthesia on more than 3000 patients. They are skilled at treating abdomens, flanks, thighs, arms, and chins. They can combine the use of Smartlipo MPX Laser, Vaser Ultrasonic and Power Assisted Liposuction to give you the best results from the best available technology. More about Liposuction Austin Cost.
Why are Some Other Practices Offering Cheaper Per Area Pricing?
Make sure you are not comparing apples to oranges. They could be counting the lower abdomen as two areas so your cheap liposuction would be actually higher than our one area lower abdomen. Always ask for the definition of an area before committing to anything. We aim to give you the most affordable liposuction prices in Austin.
Can You Match Competitors Quotes for Liposuction?
If you bring your written quote to your consultation, we will review it and try to match the liposuction price if it is similar to our criteria for areas and included extras. We make liposuction affordable & Safe!
Free Liposuction Consultations!
Interested? Please call or email us for a free cosmetic surgery consultation. There is no obligation nor any sales pressure, just an honest assessment of your needs and what we can deliver. Please look at our photos and liposuction Austin reviews. Beleza surgeons stand by their patients and are totally committed to your safety and satisfaction. Please view a tour of our new cosmetic surgery suite and state-of-the-art facilities. Beleza Medspa is a cosmetic surgery practice that can provide liposuction in Austin, TX safely and effectively at the best prices. AAAHC Accredited since 2013 for your safety! Need help deciding on a Liposuction Surgeon? Click Here
How Do I Find Out More About Liposuction at Beleza MedSpa?
If you are ready to discuss your needs, the next step is to schedule a free consultation. During the consultation, we will examine the areas you are concerned with and give you several options. Several factors influence your choices including the amount of fat, number of areas, amount of loose skin, and downtime and budget considerations. You will be given a written quote that is all-inclusive with no hidden fees. We encourage you to bring all your questions with you so we can address them. We want you to leave your consultation with a full understanding of your procedure at Beleza Medspa.
More Articles and Info on SmartLipo Laser Liposuction:
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- Check out our SmartLipo Austin Website! SmartlipoCynosure.com
- Realself Reviews of Smartlipo
- We also see San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas Liposuction patients!
- We offer military discounts!
- Pricing requires a free consultation and depends on BMI and amount of fat to be removed, degree of loose skin present, and surgical time required. Facility fee not included. The surgeon at the time of procedure determines tools required for results including laser, laser, and power-assisted liposuction.
- Smartlipo Austin Reviews