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Liposuction Houston

 No matter what you do, you can’t get rid of that stubborn belly fat.  Abdominal fat, along with other unwanted fat on the arms, thighs, buttocks, and chin seem to resist all traditional weight loss methods.

Many people find liposuction to be the most effective solution.  With liposuction, you can reduce undesirable fat in these areas, achieving smoother, leaner contours and boosting your self-esteem and confidence.

Interested in Liposuction in Houston? Book you consultation at Trouvaille Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery Houston today!

Meet Dr. Ashley Steinberg – Plastic Surgeon Houston

Dr Ashley Steinberg - Liposuction Surgeon Houston

Dr Ashley Steinberg – Liposuction Surgeon Houston

Dr. Steinberg attended universities in London and Windsor, Ontario, Canada, before completing two years of basic science classes in St. George’s, Grenada. She then graduated Magna cum Laude from SGU and matched in a general surgery residency in Brooklyn, New York, where she had the privilege of scrubbing in with two plastic surgeons.

She later rotated in plastic surgery with the late Dr. William Zamboni at the University of Nevada, School of Medicine.

She then went on to pursue advanced training in plastic surgery at the Houston Medical Center, the world’s largest medical center, where she trained under some of the best plastic surgeons in the world at the prestigious Houston Methodist Hospital for three more years.

Dr. Ashley Steinberg has been recognized as a top doctor in Texas for three years in a row, receiving the Rising Stars award, and has completed over 1500 plastic surgery procedures.

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What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a cosmetic surgical procedure that aims to remove excess fat from specific areas of the body. The procedure is also known as lipoplasty, liposculpture, or simply lipo.

Liposuction can be performed on various areas of the body, including the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, arms, neck, and face like chin liposuction. It is important to note that liposuction is not a weight-loss solution, but rather a way to contour and shape specific areas of the body.

Liposuction is typically performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation, and it is important to discuss the potential risks and benefits of the procedure with a qualified plastic surgeon before deciding to undergo the procedure.

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Good Candidate For Liposuction?

The perfect candidate is healthy and has tried diet and exercise to remove the unwanted fat.  It is important to have realistic expectations about what liposuction and lipo 360 can do to improve your body’s contours.  Think carefully about your decision to undergo any type of procedure, including liposuction in Houston.  Once you’ve determined this is the right route for you, there are qualifications you need to review.

You must be at a healthy weight before surgery.  Naturally, you have pockets of excess fat that we need to get rid of – that’s what liposuction is for!  But all patients should aim to achieve a healthy BMI before considering liposuction. Think of this procedure as putting the final touches on your silhouette.

You should not have any ongoing infections or be undergoing any serious medical treatments.  The more elastic your skin is, the better. 

Types of Liposuction Options

You have many options when it comes to types of liposuction surgical procedures.  The most common method is suction-assisted liposuction.  Most other methods are types of suction-assisted lipo.  This tried and true method involves using a thin hollow tube called a cannula.  The cannula has a suction tube attached to it, and as your surgeon moves and agitates it, it will dislodge the fat and remove it through the tube with suction.

Most types of liposuction, such as those listed below, are simple variations of this traditional suction-assisted liposuction method.

Tumescent Liposuction in Houston

With tumescent liposuction, lidocaine and epinephrine are utilized in order to swell the fat that is to be removed. This makes it easier to see for your surgeon. It’s also easier to remove this way. In many cases, bleeding is also reduced with tumescent liposuction.

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Power-Assisted Liposuction

With power-assisted liposuction, the cannula that is used to agitate and remove fat also vibrates, making it easier to break up fat cells during the removal process.

Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction

Finally, ultrasound-assisted liposuction is often used in tough areas where fat is more difficult to remove (the back, for example). This method utilizes ultrasound energy to infuse high amounts of energy throughout the targeted areas. In turn, this dissolves the targeted fat and makes it easier to suction out with a cannula.

Lipo 360 in Houston

This is a popular term referring to having lipo a full three hundred and sixty degrees around the mid-section of your body, usually involving your abdomen and waist / hips.

LIPO 360 helps patients achieve a slimmer, shapely profile that boosts their confidence, self-esteem and comfort.

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Liposuction Recovery

After you awake from the anesthesia, Dr. Ashley Steinberg will meet with you to discuss how the procedure went and what to expect in the coming days and weeks. Liposuction is usually an outpatient procedure, which means you will be able to go home shortly after you wake up from surgery. Large volume liposuction will require an overnight stay in a hospital or facility.

You will need to rest for several weeks after your procedure, closely following the recovery instructions given to you by Dr. Ashley Steinberg. These instructions will include wearing a compression garment 24/7 for 6 weeks, avoiding strenuous physical activity (except walking), and caring for bruising and swelling. Keep in mind that bruising and swelling are normal after surgery and will diminish over time.

Learn exactly what you can expect with our article on liposuction results week by week.

If liposuction was the only procedure being performed, most patients will be able to return to work (depending on their occupation) within two weeks. You will meet again with Dr. Ashley Steinberg after two weeks so that she can examine the progress of your healing and answer any further questions you may have.

After approximately four weeks and once you have been cleared by Dr. Ashley Steinberg, you will be able to resume normal activity, including regular exercise. In order to maintain optimal results from your procedure, it is crucial that you stay within a healthy weight range.

Not exercising consistently or abiding by a consistent diet can jeopardize your results and may lead to the reestablishment of the same stubborn fat.

Liposuction Risks

As with any surgical procedure, there are some risks and possible complications associated with liposuction in Houston. Make sure you are aware of these and consider them as you weigh the pros and cons of getting surgery. These risks and complications include, but are not limited to:

  • Numbness and persistent changes in sensation after surgery
  • Fluid accumulation
  • Damage to deep tissue, blood vessels, muscles, or organs
  • Liposuction Scars
  • Contour irregularities and bumps
  • Asymmetry
  • Infection

In rare cases, pulmonary complications, heart problems, or kidney-related issues may occur. Dr. Steinberg will discuss these risks with you and will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Liposuction Cost Houston

For several reasons, the cost of liposuction in Houston can vary greatly. Most notably, keep in mind that liposuction may be performed extensively on several parts of the body or acutely in just one small area. If you plan to get liposuction on your arms, abdomen, hips, and thighs, chin for example, the procedure will cost more than a simple liposuction surgery that targets only the arms.

Likewise, the specific liposuction method used by your plastic surgeon will vary the final cost as well.

And finally, there will be added costs if you plan to use the fat removed during liposuction in another place in your body — for example, in the breasts or buttocks (fat transfer procedure).

To know your final cost estimate, book a consultation appointment with Dr. Steinberg to discuss your options and goals.

Frequently Asked Questions

The process of removing fat from the body through liposuction is indeed permanent. That is, the targeted fat cells are completely removed from the body and discarded (or used elsewhere on the body as with a fat transfer).

On the other hand, calling liposuction absolutely permanent isn’t exactly accurate. This is because an individual can technically regain the fat they lost through liposuction if they do not maintain a healthy weight after surgery.

It’s important to remember that liposuction is not a weight loss solution. While it will make your contours slimmer and smoother by removing pockets of excess fat, there are limits to how much fat can be removed with liposuction. Significant fat reduction necessitates another method of weight loss, such as traditional diet and exercise.

Certainly. The process of removing unwanted fat from one part of the body and relocating it to another part of the body is called a fat transfer. Specifically, a fat transfer to the breast is a form of breast augmentation that can increase your cup size and/or change the shape of your breasts. Alternatively, fat that is transferred from an unwanted area of the body to the buttocks is typically called a Brazilian butt lift or BBL.

The fat transfer process is often coveted for its natural-looking results. You are a good candidate for a fat transfer breast augmentation procedure if you have viable options for donor fat and are looking to make relatively small changes to the enhanced area.

Yes, often mommy makeovers involve some form of liposuction.

A mommy makeover is a set of procedures that aims to restore the female body to its pre-pregnancy state or enhance a body that has been affected by the physical changes of pregnancy, childbirth, and breast-feeding. Mommy makeovers typically include a combination of liposuction, tummy tuck, breast augmentation, and/or breast lift. Therefore, the term simply refers to a surgery that involves some or all of these individual procedures.

Most women who seek mommy makeovers are looking to fix challenges such as excess skin on the abdomen, stretch marks, loss of volume in the breasts, drooping or sagging breasts, and/or other pockets of excess fat and skin.

Lipo 360 is the best liposuction in Houston – an all-inclusive liposuction procedure that is used to contour and shape the midsection, 360 degrees around. The possible areas for treatment are the upper and lower abdominals, the flanks on both sides, and the lower and mid-back.

Book Your Consultation Today

Dr. Steinberg is dedicated to helping her patients achieve their aesthetic physical goals through safe and effective plastic surgery and non-invasive cosmetic procedures.

Her dedication to patient care and meticulous attention to detail set her apart and have made her one of the most sought-after plastic surgeons in the Houston area.

If you are seeking the best provider of liposuction Houston has to offer, look no further than Dr. Steinberg. Book your liposuction consultation appointment today to learn more about your options for liposuction Houston and other procedures.

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