What You Need to Know If You Are Considering Liposuction in Houston for the New Year

January 5, 2018What You Need to Know If You Are Considering Liposuction in Houston for the New Year in Houston & Katy, TX


Like many, you have made the resolution to finally get the body you have long wanted and are considering liposuction in the New Year. If so, read on as we discuss useful information that will prepare you and your body for liposuction!

Besides making the consultation and setting a surgery date, here are a few things to keep in mind.

Liposuction Is Most Successful If You Have Good Skin Elasticity

While many men and women here in the Houston area are able to benefit from liposuction, not everyone is the perfect candidate. Liposuction alone will not garner great results if you have less than good skin elasticity. Age, weight fluctuation, and genetics all have an influence on skin elasticity. During your initial consultation, Dr. Ravi will perform a personalized examination to ensure that your skin has enough “spring” to it and help determine whether or not you are a candidate for liposuction. If you, unfortunately, do not have good skin elasticity, the concern with doing liposuction alone, without skin removal, is that you will be left with loose, hanging skin.

Liposuction Can Be Combined With Other Cosmetic Surgical Procedures

When liposuction is performed in conjunction with a tummy tuck or an arm lift, both procedures work to remove bulk and tighten the skin and give a shapelier silhouette to the body. Fat Transfer to the Buttocks (also known as a Brazilian Butt Lift) is taking the excess fat removed during liposuction and then placing that fat in the needed areas of the buttocks for overall volume enhancement and for improving shape.  Others may also benefit from liposuction when performed during a body lift or a mommy makeover.

You Should Be in Good Health

As with any surgery, being in optimal health is very important. Although the chances are low, there are potential risks that accompany liposuction which are minimized if you are healthy. Along with being free from any serious medical conditions, it is critical that you do not smoke leading up to your liposuction procedure. Dr. Ravi also advises against the use of Aspirin or Ibuprofen (or other NSAIDs) prior to and after surgery for a certain amount of time. 

Liposuction is not a replacement for a healthy lifestyle and it is imperative that you keep up good habits. To be a good candidate for liposuction, you should be relatively close to your goal weight and have reasonable expectations. You also need to be committed to taking care of yourself in the long-run—liposuction is only as successful as you allow it to be. You will need to commit to healthy habits like a balanced diet and regular exercise both before and after liposuction in order to maintain your weight and have long-lasting results.

Liposuction is Not a Weight Loss Procedure

Although many people have their 2018 resolution of losing weight, liposuction is not a weight loss procedure.  It is mainly intended to rid the body of isolated pockets of fat that have been difficult to lose with just diet and exercise alone. Keep in mind that Dr. Ravi can only safely remove a certain amount of fat per treatment.

Make Sure to Find a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Finding a board-certified plastic surgeon is key to any body contouring procedure and is the first step that you need to take on your liposuction journey. This ensures, that like Houston’s very own Dr. Ravi Somayazula, your plastic surgeon is well educated as well experienced in both the art and technique of liposuction. When it comes to your safety and satisfaction, we cannot emphasize the importance of carefully selecting a board certified plastic surgeon.

Liposuction at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics

At Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics, we have helped many men and women achieve the body of their dreams with liposuction—and we cannot wait to help you achieve yours. You too can look and feel your best this year. Learn more about how liposuction can help you reach your New Year’s resolution when you schedule your liposuction consultation with Dr. Ravi Somayazula at his Houston plastic surgery practice. We are conveniently located off I-10 near the Memorial area. Our office is very close to Katy, Sugar Land, the Galleria, and the Heights. Please call 281-242-1061 to schedule a consultation today.

Body By Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics

Dr. Ravi Somayazula and Dr. Swapna Gopathi, are Board-Certified Physicians, while using a patient-centered approach and spend as much time as needed to make each patient feel special and respected—not just another person walking through the door. As a team, a one-of-a-kind treatment plan is created to address concerns from head to toe with the latest surgical and non-surgical techniques, including: Breast Augmentation (Implants), Tummy Tucks, Liposuction, Mommy Makeovers, miraDry®, Botox®, Dermal Fillers, and AVÉLI ® Cellulite treatment. Working side-by-side, Dr. Ravi and Dr. Gopathi strive to create a long-lasting relationship with each patient, meeting any new aesthetic needs as they arise. Together, the staff at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics take each patient step-by-step through their cosmetic journey to achieve the desired aesthetic results.

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