Fat in the hips, waist, and thighs can be one of the most difficult problems to solve since these areas often do not respond well to diet and exercise. Fat in the females hip and thigh areas has a high level of fat-storing enzymes, enabling her to store fat during pregnancy. Fortunately, liposuction procedures are available to remove unwanted fat from specific areas of the body. A small incision is made in the skin just large enough to accommodate a small hollow tube called a cannula. The cannula suctions the fat from selected areas of the body to create the desired contour.
While some patients undergo major liposuction to remove 10-25 lbs. of excess fat, most patients prefer to remove small amounts of fat from specific areas, such as the inner thigh. The buttocks can also be reshaped using liposuction techniques. Although conservative reduction can take place, removal of too much fat results in more sagging, making the buttocks look worse than before surgery. In order to prevent this sagging, a body contouring procedure has been developed which involves stabilizing and reducing the size of the buttocks.
Therefore, it is very important to select a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon for the procedure. Liposuction is usually performed under general anesthesia and takes from one to 3 or more hours depending on the area and amount of fat being removed. Recovery also depends upon the extent of your surgery. Sutures are removed in one week and patients can return to work in 5 to 7 days. Normal athletic activities can be resumed in about three weeks. After your procedure, the physicians at The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery may offer a visit to your home by a plastic surgery nurse, trained to assist in your recovery.
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Body Procedures Pricing Range*
*Pricing varies among our doctors. Please be aware that prices listed below are estimates only. Call us at 713.799.9999 for a specific doctors price estimates for procedures. A customized price quote can only be given to you during your consultation with your surgeon.
- Body Lift - $13,000 and Up
- Thigh Lift - $8,000 and Up
- Arm Lift - $6,000 and Up
- Liposuction - $4,900 and Up
- Liposuction (Women) - $4,900 and Up
- Tummy Tuck - $8,800 and Up
- Buttock Enhancement (with fat graft) - $7,000 and Up
- Liposuction for Men - $5,500 & up