Dr. Ken Smart performs traditional liposuction at his practice in Frisco, TX. Liposuction removes stubborn fat from problem areas. Dr. Smart can take your cosmetic goals into account and perform high-definition liposuction that will give you the contours and highlights you desire.View transcript
Liposuction is just the removal of unwanted or stubborn fat from any area of the body. There are many different ways to do liposuction, but I use what is termed traditional liposuction. And I don't use any laser or ultrasound when I do that. I've tried those in the past and I think they all turn out to be gimmicky and they don't really add to the result. I use traditional liposuction and it's a form called safe liposuction. And it's technically, I separate the fat before I suction the fat out and then I go back and I equalize it or I smooth it out, and that's where I can give those little highlights and contours in things that people refer to as high-definition liposuction or abdominal etching and contouring. Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure as many people think. It's to treat spot areas of excess fat. Liposuction candidates are typically healthy people. The best candidates are those that are active and even are working out, trying to get rid of their trouble spots that they are concerned about. And the biggest determining factor if you're a good candidate for liposuction is your skin elasticity. If you have good skin elasticity in the area to treat, then most likely you will be a good candidate. The length of liposuction can vary greatly. If I'm just doing one area on the body, it's usually an hour or less. If I'm doing multiple areas, it can range up to three or four hours. Usually, after two weeks, patients can start to see their result and they're really getting excited about it. At six weeks, they look really good, but it typically takes about three months to see the final result. What patients like most about liposuction is that we can target their problem areas. If you're just dieting or exercising, you can't target specifically the fat on your love handles, or your abdomen, or your neck. So those can be addressed with liposuction. So patients who are working hard already but have that little trouble spot that they can't seem to get rid of, liposuction does a great job at treating that.