Liposuction is a common cosmetic procedure here at the practice of Dr. Thomas Wiener. This procedure, which manually removes unwanted fat cells from specific areas of the body, is one way for patients to address body contours. Patients of the Houston, Texas area often have questions about the benefits of liposuction and what the procedure can achieve for them.
What is liposuction?
Liposuction is a procedure used to remove unwanted fat cells from specific treatment areas of the body. This is done with a tool called a cannula. The cannula is inserted into the skin and then used to suction fat cells from the area. The fat cells are collected in a canister. In some situations, patients may use this unwanted fat in a fat transfer, during which the fat cells are reused elsewhere on the face and body via injection. This adds volume to specific areas while treating unwanted volume in others.
What areas can benefit from liposuction?
Liposuction may be used on many areas of the face and body. Liposuction can remove fat from:
- Underneath the chin
- The upper arms
- The upper thighs
- Abdominal area
What can be achieved with liposuction?
Many patients confuse liposuction as a weight loss treatment. Instead, it is used for body contouring. Liposuction is best performed on patients who are within their ideal weight range but want targeted treatment of fat cell deposits on one or more areas of the body. During an initial consultation appointment, patients can ask Dr. Thomas Wiener about the areas of concern that they would like to treat and determine if they are a good candidate. Liposuction can help in tightening certain areas of the body while reducing volume, and can also ensure clothes fit better and patients have balanced contours that fit their size, frame, and overall appearance.
Discuss liposuction with a professional today!
Dr. Thomas Wiener and his team in Houston, Texas educate patients on the methods of liposuction that can be performed and the benefits of treatment in his state-of-the-art facility. Call (281) 488-5795 to request a consultation appointment and visit the office at 2323 Clear Lake City Boulevard, Suite #152.