Plus-size liposuction is a procedure we offer for our plus-sized patients. These patients are looking for assistance in reducing excess fat that they could not effectively address through diet and exercise. At Downsize! Lipo Center of Houston, we provide plus-size liposuction to Houston patients to help them achieve effective fat reduction.
What Is Plus-Size Liposuction?
Most plastic surgeons will only provide liposuction procedures to patients whose BMI is under 30. This is to ensure that the chance of potential complications is minimized. However, for patients with a BMI above 30, liposuction can still be performed by surgeons who have the required level of experience.
Dr. Hennessy is a liposuction expert with vast experience performing safe and effective liposuction procedures for plus-sized patients, including lipo for patients above 40 BMI. He performs Power-Assisted Liposuction (PAL) to provide excellent results.
Am I a Good Candidate for Plus-Size Liposuction?
If you have a BMI over 30 and are looking for reduction of excess subcutaneous fat, plus-size liposuction may be right for you. Patients who could not effectively lose a significant amount of fat through diet and exercise should consider this liposuction procedure. Candidates should be in good overall health and must have realistic goals.
Candidates should not be pregnant or breastfeeding. Candidates who are willing to commit to healthy lifestyle recommendations can enjoy lasting results.
Your consultation with Dr. Hennessy will start by discussing your goals and conducting a physical evaluation. He will also check your medical records to determine if the procedure is safe for you.
Dr. Hennessy will create a treatment plan and discuss its details with you. You can ask any questions and he will be happy to answer them. He will give you instructions to prepare for plus-size liposuction, and you will likely need to arrange for someone to drive you home after the procedure.
The plus-size liposuction procedure may last between one and three hours, depending on treatment areas and amount of fat to be removed. It will be performed under “awake” liposuction, where the patient is awake throughout the surgery. Local anesthesia is utilized for numbing.
Small incisions will be created to access the fat deposits. A power-assisted cannula will be inserted into an incision, and then excess fat will be loosened. It will be removed with medical suction. The incisions will be bandaged after the procedure is complete.
The Recovery Process
After the plus-size liposuction procedure, the patient will need to rest and recover. The general recovery period after “awake” liposuction is 48 hours. Dr. Hennessy will provide the patient with recovery instructions, including when certain physical activities can be resumed.
Minor pain and discomfort may be experienced during recovery, and bruising and swelling may be present. Painkillers will be prescribed, and patients will need to wear post-surgical elastic garments to control swelling. A follow-up appointment will be scheduled to check on the patient’s results and healing process.
How Much Does Plus-Size Liposuction Cost?
The price of plus-size liposuction may be based on factors like anesthesia fees, the amount of fat removed, and the exact techniques utilized. The number of treatment areas may also be considered when determining the overall cost of the procedure.
Get Started Today
If you are considering plus-size liposuction in Houston, come to Downsize! Lipo Center of Houston. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!