Austin, TX, Liposuction by Dr. Venkata Erella
Even for those who put a substantial amount of effort into their diet and exercise routines, stubborn pockets of fat can be very troublesome. Many find that these last remaining areas of fat will just not budge, despite their best efforts. Fortunately, there are now several fantastic options for removing these pockets of fat and gaining the contoured body you’ve dreamt of.
Liposuction removes unwanted fat pads to recontour specific areas of the body. It reigns supreme as a treatment that redefines shape to enhance a toned figure. Dr. Venkata Erella, Aspira Plastic Surgery’s double board-certified plastic surgeon, has performed hundreds of liposuction surgeries in his many years as one of Austin’s leading plastic surgeons. Patients choose Dr. Erella for liposuction because of his fantastic results, patient-centered approach, outstanding reviews, and exceptional qualifications.
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a highly popular body contouring procedure that aims to remove excess fat that can’t be addressed with diet and exercise alone. Liposuction is renowned for its ability to improve your body’s contours and proportions to make you look leaner, younger, and fitter. When liposuction is conducted by an expert plastic surgeon with Dr. Erella’s knowledge and skill, it can provide some truly remarkable benefits.
What are the Benefits of Liposuction?
Countless men and women have turned to liposuction to achieve their cosmetic goals, elevating it to one of the most in-demand plastic surgery procedures worldwide.
Some key benefits of liposuction with Dr. Erella include:
- Safe removal of stubborn fat deposits
- Sleeker body outlines
- Boost in self-esteem and self-image
- Improved health associated with fat loss
- Requires minimal downtime
- Can be performed as an “awake” procedure
- Does not require large incisions or stitches
- Is a safe, reliable, and proven procedure
- Can be paired with other surgeries like breast surgery, or tummy tuck.
What are the Areas which Benefit from Liposuction?
Liposuction is incredibly versatile, working to reshape the different areas like the:
- Upper arms
- Chin and Jowls
What Can I Expect in My Liposuction Consultation with Dr. Erella?
When considering liposuction, you should first schedule a consultation with Dr. Erella. The goal of your consultation is to assess your situation thoroughly and provide enough information for you to make an informed decision on how to move forward. Dr. Erella will base his surgical plan on patient age, health, anatomy, realistic expectations and goals.
- Evaluate your areas of concern.
- Discuss which options can best achieve your desired result.
- Make his recommendations with your health, body aesthetics, and goals in mind.
- Allow you to voice any questions or concerns regarding the suggested procedures.
- Discuss your surgical timeline and work towards setting a surgical date.
- Discuss costs, follow up appointments, and other details.
Personalized Care. Honest Approach.
Dr. Venkata Erella is double board-certified, highly respected, and takes a patient-centered approach to care that has made him a valued member of the Austin, TX community for many years. Contact us today to learn how Dr. Erella can help you reach your ideal look!
How Does Dr. Erella Perform Liposuction?
Liposuction is almost always performed safely under local anesthesia. Dr. Erella is widely known for his expertise in “awake” procedures, which removes the need for going under general anesthesia. Dr. Erella will discuss which anesthesia option is best suited for you when you meet with him in a consultation.
To begin the procedure, Dr. Erella will give you an oral medication to help you relax after marking the areas for surgery. During the operation, Dr. Erella makes tiny incisions that allow him to insert a thin cannula into the targeted areas. He will then infiltrate a sterile, specially prepared liquid anesthetic called Tumescent to the treatment area. Afterward, he inserts a power assisted small Liposuction cannula to loosen targeted fat to suction out.
The whole procedure takes anywhere from under an hour to three hours, depending on the number and size of the areas. After completion, Dr. Erella and his surgical team will fit a compression garment to the treatment area to prevent swelling and support your body’s new contours.
Lipoabdominoplasty (Combining Liposuction With a Tummy Tuck )
The primary objective of liposuction is to remove excess fat tissue under the skin. Meanwhile, the fundamental function of an abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, is to remove excess skin and tighten the abdominal muscles. Some patients benefit from lipoabdominoplasty by combining both liposuction and tummy tuck. Dr. Erella combines liposuction with a tummy tuck in order to achieve better contouring. He can also perform liposuction in areas like the waist, back or thighs without interfering with healing from a tummy tuck.
What Can I Expect in my Liposuction Recovery?
Patients usually find that their liposuction recovery will be very smooth. Dr. Erella’s precision and techniques allow for a quick recovery, with most patients returning to work in just three to four days.
Soreness is common for two to three days, but Dr. Erella will provide medications and garments to help relieve any discomfort. Swelling will gradually improve over a period of a few weeks. Patients will usually be able to start exercising in two weeks. Each patient heals differently, but the results are well worth it in the end. You should see your results once the swelling is down which can take a few weeks after surgery.
Austin Liposuction FAQs
During the procedure, you will feel nothing while under local anesthesia. Soreness is more common for two to three days after surgery and will diminish steadily. Taking the prescribed meds and keeping a compression garment makes it much easier to recover. You will be able to return to daily activities in 3-4 days.
Your skin’s appearance after liposuction depends on its elasticity. Dr. Erella will discuss options for patients who need help to promote skin tightening during the procedure, much like SmartLipo and Venus radiofrequency skin tightening. Skin with good elasticity should look smooth and natural after liposuction.
The most qualified candidates for liposuction are patients who already maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine, but who have fat deposits that do not reflect their lifestyle and the work they have put in to tone, shape, and tighten their bodies. These individuals are not looking for a weight-loss program, but rather, a body-sculpting procedure to target stubborn fat that infringes on their desired body.
The risk of scarring is minimal. This is because the incisions are tiny, and the cannulas are small. The incision should heal very easily and does not require any stitches.
No. Patients who are overweight or obese should look to other treatments, as the goal of liposuction is not to help people lose weight.
The main reason for having liposuction is to remove stubborn fat deposits. The primary motivation for a tummy tuck is to remove excess skin and tighten the abdominal muscles. Combining the two makes sense to enhance abdominal contouring and appearance in some individuals which is called lipoabdominoplasty.
When there is stubborn fat with loose skin present, Dr. Erella may use SmartLipo. This advanced technique relies on laser technology combined with a power-assisted cannula to not only remove fat, but also tighten loose skin to a certain degree. There are unique benefits to each procedure, but Dr. Erella has found that most patients decide to choose SmartLipo.