P. Craig Hobar, MD
4633 N. Central Expy, Suite 200, Dallas TX 75205 |214-739-5600


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Liposuction in Dallas

By far one of the most common aesthetic procedures performed in Dallas Fort Worth, liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes fat. Because it seems a simple concept to remove fat, and there are very few people who don’t have areas of fat that they would like removed, it is unfortunately an area that is ripe for hype and marketing tactics that overplay its simplicity and results. Because the body needs just the right layers of fat underneath the skin and there is far less control by the cosmetic surgeon than most aesthetic procedures, this is perhaps where you want the surgeon with the best understanding of the procedure and has the best judgment in precisely how much and where to remove fat. Too much fat removed and the skin sags. Fat removed from the main area without attention to surrounding areas leaves unevenness. Fat removed from superficial areas can leave ridging and dimpling that is very difficult to correct. Lack of understanding of where fat decreases or increases with age can produce acceptable immediate results, but poor results in the long term.

Perhaps the biggest advance that has contributed to the safety of liposuction in Dallas is the understanding that placing the right fluid in content and amount within the fatty tissue, allows safer removal of fat (less blood) and the replacement of fluid that is essential to the body when fat is removed. There are many marketing forms of liposuction including “laser liposuction”, “external liposuction”, and “ultrasonic liposuction”. Suffice it to say that the surgeons at DPSI of Dallas, because of the volume of cases they do and their prominence in the field of plastic surgery, have the opportunity to study all of these techniques and incorporate those that are truly useful and safe, and eliminate those that are empty marketing promotional techniques.

Liposuction can frequently be done safely in combination with other cosmetic plastic surgery procedures such as breast augmentation, tummy tuck, rhinoplasty, and others. You want advice and recommendations from a surgeon that is experienced and knowledgeable in all fields of cosmetic surgery and understands the physiological implications on the body.

The surgeon and patient are partners in achieving the best possible long term results. A patient does not have to be at his or her ideal weight, but needs to have a nutritional and activity lifestyle that allows the necessary postoperative maintenance of results (see section on nutrition). Uncontrolled weight gain after the surgery can overcome many of the benefits produced by the liposuction surgery.