Liposuction

Liposuction services offered in San Antonio, TX

Liposuction treatments give you the chance to contour and balance your body by removing stubborn fat. At Dr. Connie Hiers Plastic Surgery & Med Spa in San Antonio, Texas, board-certified plastic surgeon Connie Hiers, MD, performs tumescent and "awake" liposuction. To find out if you’re a candidate for liposuction in your chosen areas. This can be combined with other procedures like tummy tuck, breast augmentation, or skin tightening (like Thermitight or Renuvia). Call Dr. Connie Hiers Plastic Surgery & Med Spa or schedule an appointment online today.

Liposuction Q&A

How does liposuction work?

Liposuction is a popular cosmetic surgery because of its ability to liquefy and remove excess fat cells in the areas of your choosing. You can use liposuction to contour your body into more desirable proportions or to fit into your clothing better.

Dr. Hiers specializes in awake liposuction, or tumescent liposuction, at Dr. Connie Hiers Plastic Surgery & Med Spa. Awake liposuction is what it sounds like: You remain conscious during the procedure because it doesn’t require general anesthesia. Instead, Dr. Hiers provides you with local, 'awake' anesthesia to numb the targeted areas.

Once the anesthesia has taken effect, Dr. Hiers makes a series of small incisions in your skin. She injects a unique solution to tighten surrounding tissues, which reduces bleeding and makes it easier to remove fat. She then uses a cannula and vacuum device to loosen and suction out excess fat cells.

Dr. Hiers may also discuss THERMITight® in addition to your lipo procedures to help achieve optimal tightening results.

From which areas can liposuction remove fat?

The beauty of liposuction is that you can use it to target fat in the areas of your choice. Since your body fat distribution is unique to you, your chosen areas may not be the same as someone else’s.

You might decide to use liposuction to remove fat from your:

  • Abdomen
  • Upper arms
  • Thighs
  • Flanks
  • Buttocks
  • Knees
  • Hips
  • Chin and neck

Following your treatment, you can expect to return to work in just a few days.

What are the benefits of liposuction?

Liposuction has three distinctive benefits you should consider:

Treating specific health conditions

While many people use liposuction for cosmetic purposes, you can also get awake liposuction at Dr. Connie Hiers Plastic Surgery & Med Spa to treat fatty lipomas, gynecomastia, or fat in inconvenient areas that inhibit your ability to exercise.

Treating multiple areas

Liposuction has few limitations: No matter your natural fat distribution, you can use liposuction to balance your proportions. You may choose one or several areas for treatment.

Picking up where diet and exercise leave off

While liposuction isn’t a substitute for diet and exercise, it can remove fat that resists these weight management efforts.

Call Dr. Connie Hiers Plastic Surgery & Med Spa or schedule a consultation online to start planning your liposuction treatments today.

Awake Liposuction Q&A

How does awake liposuction work?

Awake liposuction, also known as tumescent liposuction or local anesthesia liposuction, is a cosmetic procedure where the patient remains awake during the surgery. The patient is conscious during the surgery, but the treated area is numbed to minimize discomfort while facilitating fat removal.

Is awake liposuction safe?

Yes! Awake liposuction is considered safe when performed by a qualified and experienced surgeon like, Dr. Connie Hiers. Local anesthesia reduces the risks associated with general anesthesia.

Who is a good candidate for awake liposuction?

Generally, individuals in good health with localized areas of excess fat that are resistant to diet and exercise may be suitable candidates for awake liposuction.

Does awake liposuction result in less downtime compared to traditional liposuction?

Yes! Awake liposuction often has a shorter recovery time compared to traditional liposuction because it’s a less invasive procedure and doesn’t require general anesthesia.

Is awake liposuction painful?

Patients may feel some pressure and movement during the procedure, but they should not experience pain due to the local anesthesia. Discomfort after the procedure is typically manageable with pain medication.

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