Are you frustrated by lingering deposits of fat that don’t respond to diet and exercise? Liposuction offers a solution and is one of many advanced procedures available from Jeff Angobaldo, MD, and Kristen A. Aliano Messina, MD, of Renaissance Plastic Surgery in Plano, Texas. Liposuction can deliver safe and effective results and give you the body you’ve worked so hard for. Schedule an appointment today to learn more. You can book online, or call to speak with a friendly staff member regarding availability.
Your body’s fat cells are spread throughout, but most are located in a layer just beneath the surface of your skin. As you take in food, your body converts much of that food into fat, which acts as a type of stored energy. Each of your fat cells can expand or contract to accommodate various volumes of fat.
When you need to tap into those energy reserves, your body burns fat and your fat cells shrink in size. But there’s no way to control which fat cells shrink, and everyone stores fat a bit differently. That’s why many men and women develop “trouble spots” where fat lingers even after you’ve reached most of your weight and fitness goals.
Liposuction is a surgical solution to the problem of stubborn fat. The process works by accessing fat cells through small incisions, breaking apart fatty deposits, and suctioning a portion of that fat out of your body. Once removed, those fat cells don’t return, and the contouring of that area changes.
There are several ways to perform liposuction, and Dr. Angobaldo is highly skilled in each approach. In fact, he trains other medical professionals in the latest liposuction techniques.
A common liposuction approach is to create small incisions in the skin to allow a thin surgical tube to reach your fat cells. A saline solution with a numbing agent is flushed into the area, which helps to break apart fatty deposits and reduce discomfort.
Fat cells are suctioned from your body through the tube, and the incisions are then closed. A local anesthetic ensures you remain comfortable throughout the procedure.
At Renaissance Plastic Surgery, Dr. Angobaldo also offers SmartlipoⓇ. This approach incorporates laser energy to rupture the walls of your fat cells, liquifying the stored fat for easier removal. Smartlipo also creates a coagulating effect that tightens your skin in the treatment area.
Smartlipo can remove fat from the following areas:
This approach is also a great way to reduce excess breast tissue in men. Smartlipo enables outstanding fat reduction with less bleeding, swelling, bruising, and postoperative pain than other liposuction methods.
If you’d like to explore liposuction in more detail, come in to meet the Renaissance Plastic Surgery team and look at before-and-after photos from real-life success stories. Scheduling takes just moments online or by phone.