What is Liposuction?
Even though you try to lose weight, you might still have stubborn pockets of fat that keep you from being confident in how you look. Beleza Surgery offers the latest techniques to effectively rid fat from areas of concern on the body. Surgical liposuction is a body reshaping procedure at our accredited Cedar Park, TX office that reduces fat from the flanks, tummy, buttocks, and thighs to create a slimmer appearance. This treatment can be combined to treat multiple body parts. During your initial visit, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Staci Hix-Hernandez will examine areas of your body you wish to address so you can attain your aesthetic goals. We want you to feel and look your absolute best.
What are the benefits of getting liposuction?
Here at Beleza Surgery, we recommend liposuction for our patients who are interested in the following benefits:
- Elimination of "problem areas" of stubborn fat
- Quick, relatively easy recovery
- Natural-looking results that are achieved by utilizing the body's own cells
- Improvement of body contours and definition to achieve your ideal silhouette
"As a mother of four children I seldom do anything for myself. The youngest is 16 and I decided I wanted to get a little something done. I went in to discuss breast options and I was super shy. I wasn’t even able to talk about it to begin with but within just a few minutes Dusty was able to easily make me feel just fine. They talked me through every step, were honest about healing, and all my options. Dr. Hix was the most amazing doctor who showed concern and care not only for me but also my daughter who we just mentioned briefly. Completely professional and still welcoming and caring. I would recommend this group for any cosmetic procedure, lift, tuck, and spa treatments offered. You will not be disappointed."- L.T. / Yelp / Jun 26, 2022
"I have been treated by Kim and my mother has been treated by her as well, she is the BEST, will listen and guide you to help you accomplish your goals!"- D.A. / Google / May 11, 2022
"Miracle maker - wanted a breast reduction since I was a teenager - I had wanted a breast reduction since I was a teenager. I’m now 60. I lived with pain, discomfort, rashes, wrong fitting clothes, low self esteem, hurting ever day, etc. I decided it was time for me. I had seen Dr. Hix results in other patients and how caring she was. She talks to you understands what YOU want. Her staff is amazing I had my breast reduction done. Was beyond pleased, so glad I picked Dr. Hix and highly recommend her and her team. I will use her again. I absolutely adore her."- A. / RealSelf / Apr 12, 2022
"Beleza Medspa is the BEST!!! I felt welcomed by Taylor! I had my first hydra facial with the talented medical esthetician Tehia yesterday! She made me feel comfortable and my skin feels like brand new skin. I will be getting a package for hydra facials. Tehia is very genuine and personable."- A.N. / Yelp / Apr 07, 2022
"I love Beleza! Kaitlyn is amazing. She made booking my appointment very easy. Thanks to Vanessa, my skin looks flawless. She is very knowledgeable and skilled. You can tell she takes pride in making her patients look and feel prettier and younger."- A.N. / Yelp / Apr 07, 2022
What Can I Expect from Liposuction?
Liposuction is performed as an outpatient procedure at our accredited OR in our Cedar Park, TX office while you are under general anesthesia. Based on the areas being treated, your procedure could take several hours. A very small incision is placed in the skin so a cannula can be placed. The cannula is a tube that helps loosen the fatty tissue that is being removed. After the desired amount of fat deposits have been removed, Dr. Staci Hix-Hernandez will close the incision. In the separate recovery area, your post-op team will assist you with managing any pain and care for your treated areas until you are discharged. You may need to recover at home for several weeks based on your treatment. It's typical to see bruising and swelling for one or two weeks, and you can have sutures removed somewhere after 7 – 10 days. The most important thing to do after having lipo is to allow your body time to rest and recover. When you are ready to return to your job, you should remember to minimize stress and strenuous activity. To build up your strength and stamina, try walking and light workouts as advised by Dr. Hix-Hernandez. You may notice some changes soon after your surgery, but it takes around 6 – 10 months until your new body contour and shape are fully attained.
How much does liposuction cost?
Your cost for liposuction varies based on the technique being used and how many areas are being addressed. In your consultation, Dr. Hix-Hernandez will create your custom liposuction surgical plan based on your needs and goals. She will also consider your budget. When your plan is developed, estimated costs will be discussed. To make your cosmetic surgery easy to afford, Beleza Surgery takes several payment options, and we will help you find low-interest financing.
What about nonsurgical liposuction?
There are many nonsurgical options to reduce body fat. Some of the most popular brands include CoolSculpting® and KYBELLA®. While some of these nonsurgical treatments can help some patients reduce mild to moderate fat pockets, surgical liposuction is still best for most people. Liposuction surgery delivers more consistent and dramatic results. Talk to Dr. Hix-Hernandez about nonsurgical lipo during your consultation. She can explain the benefits and drawbacks of all your options and help you choose which is best for your needs and goals.
What about cellulite and loose skin?
Surgical liposuction only addresses excess fat. If you have loose skin, Dr. Hix-Hernandez may suggest combining liposuction with a surgical body lift. Liposuction is often performed with skin tightening surgery, such as a tummy tuck, thighplasty, or arm lift, to produce the best results. Beleza Surgery also offers nonsurgical RF skin tightening and Sofwave. In your consultation, talk to Dr. Hix-Hernandez about your concerns like loose skin and cellulite — so your best treatment plan is developed.
Will I have scars?
Since liposuction is a surgical procedure, incisions will be made and sutured. These will create scars; however, Dr. Hix-Hernandez does her best to reduce their appearance. This starts with making thin incisions in less visible areas or the natural folds of your body. After your surgery, Dr. Hix-Hernandez or a member of her team will explain how to care for your incisions — so they heal flat and eventually fade.
Will my results last?
Before you have liposuction surgery, it is important to be prepared to maintain your results. Although liposuction reduces the number of fat cells in an area, you can still gain and lose weight. Dr. Hix-Hernandez suggests that you be at or close to a healthy weight before having liposuction surgery. Afterward, it's best to remain within 5 – 10 pounds of your post-surgical weight. Pregnancy after liposuction will also alter your results; however, a second surgery or mommy makeover can be done to refresh your body.
Look Fit and Toned with Liposuction
Fat removal with liposuction at Beleza Surgery offers you the opportunity to have annoying fat diminished almost instantly. Without the help of liposuction, it can be frustrating to attain the slimming outcomes you desire. We can recommend various alternatives for liposuction treatment based on your individual aesthetic desires. We welcome you to contact one of our practices in Cedar Park, Round Rock, Austin, or Killeen, TX to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Staci Hix-Hernandez.
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