Oftentimes, pockets of excess fat on our bodies can be extremely stubborn. Even with a healthy diet and consistent exercise, it can be surprisingly difficult to achieve the slim, toned figure you’re going for. If you’re looking for a safe, effective way to fully eliminate areas of excess fat in Houston, you may want to consider laser or ultrasound-assisted liposuction surgery.
What Should I Expect During the Surgery?
After you’ve had your consultation with Dr. Balinger to determine if assisted liposuction is right for you, the surgery will be performed as an outpatient procedure using local anesthesia. To begin, Dr. Balinger will make a small incision in the targeted area. Then, depending on your unique treatment plan, he will use a device to deliver either ultrasound energy or laser wavelengths beneath your skin and liquefy the excess fat cells. Once the fat has been loosened, he will insert a narrow cannula and use a surgical vacuum to suction it out of your body. Finally, he will close the incision with sutures and bandage the area. In total, the procedure will take around an hour to complete.