Liposuction Dallas Texas
Dr. George Toledo is considered by many to be the best liposuction surgeon in Dallas Texas. Learn about liposuction costs, what to expect, and recovery.
When diet and exercise aren’t enough to help men and women achieve their fitness goals, many grow frustrated, feel unhappy with their appearance and can experience low self-esteem. As a board certified Dallas plastic surgeon with more than 20 years of experience, Dr. Toledo has seen this frustration first-hand. He is proud to offer a comprehensive range of body contouring procedures, including liposuction, to help patients finally achieve their ideal look. Using sophisticated surgical techniques, Dr. Toledo has helped countless patients get rid of unwanted body fat and improve their quality of life.
How Much Does Liposuction Surgery Cost?
Liposuction Procedure: Fee Range: Liposuction – Body $5,000 – $8,800
How much does liposuction cost in Dallas? Exact pricing requires a personal consultation. These are fee range estimates only and are subject to change. Actual plastic surgery prices depend on your specific anatomy, operating time involved, surgical technique used, and type of anesthesia.
Liposuction with Dr. Toledo
Dr. Toledo is double board certified, and has more than three decades of experience in cosmetic surgery. Dr. Toledo’s patients can expect a high-quality experience from their very first consultation. Dr. Toledo understands that deciding to undergo plastic surgery is a big decision and he is prepared to provide patients with everything they need to make the choice that is best for them. He thoroughly explains all techniques and provides a customized treatment plan. It is this personalized, compassionate approach that has earned Dr. Toledo a reputation as one of the area’s top liposuction surgeons.
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Candidates for liposuction include men and women who are 18 years of age or older and are unhappy with their appearance due to areas of excess fat on the body. Most liposuction patients have tried to lose weight through traditional means such as diet and exercise, and are seeking surgical enhancement to help them achieve their goals. While liposuction can help patients achieve a more slender physique, it is not meant to serve as a means for substantial weight loss.
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What To Expect from Liposuction
Dr. Toledo offers a number of liposuction options, including traditional, ultrasound and laser liposuction surgery. The length of the procedure will vary based on the area(s) being treated and the amount of fat being removed. Liposuction is a versatile procedure that can be performed on many areas of the body, including:
Liposuction, one of the most popular of all cosmetic surgeries, is a procedure that removes localized fat bulges, thereby improving your figure. The method was popularized in France in the 1970’s, and has been used on thousands of patients in this country with excellent results and a low incidence of complications.
Liposuction is usually performed on an outpatient basis at the Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center. If extensive correction is necessary, Dr. Toledo may wish to have you transferred to an after care facility for a planned overnight stay.
Is Liposuction For Everyone?
The quality of your skin is vital in determining the aesthetic outcome of the liposuction. Youthful elastic skin will contract easily, usually leaving a smooth surface. Older persons, or those with very poor skin tone, may be poor candidates for liposuction alone. They may require surgical removal of excess skin (for example: a facelift, abdominoplasty, or buttocks lift) done in conjunction with or instead of liposuction.
It is important to understand that liposuction is not a cure for obesity. This procedure is more appropriate for persons with localized fat bulges that are inherited and remain, despite weight reduction and exercise.
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that successfully removes localized excess fat around the face, neck, waist, abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, calves and ankles. It is also ideal for removing accumulations of excess fat in the male breast.
The results of liposuction are permanent. Fat cells that are removed do not return. Weight may be gained in the area treated, but usually in the same proportion as in the rest of the body. If there is weight gain following surgery, it is possible to have some increase in the area treated, but usually other areas of your body will accumulate fat instead.
The Preoperative Visit
This visit will be scheduled approximately two weeks before your lipo surgery. It will give you an opportunity to ask questions you might not have asked previously. We will review your medical history, give you a preoperative examination, arrange for laboratory tests, and discuss what to expect during lipo surgery. If you are over forty years of age or have a history of heart abnormalities, we will arrange for an electrocardiogram. We will take preoperative photographs, which become a permanent part of your medical record and remain strictly confidential. Your consent will be read and signed, preoperative instructions reviewed, and prescriptions given for the medications you will need after surgery. Payment of your fee will be due at this time. Facility and anesthesia fees are separate from the surgeon’s fees. The night before your surgery be sure to take a good shower with antiseptic soap. If your inner thighs are to be suctioned, be sure to shave your pubic hairs.
What to Expect During Surgery
Liposuction is usually performed at the Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center on an outpatient basis under a light general anesthesia. A board certified anesthetist or anesthesiologist will be present to make you comfortable and unaware throughout the procedure.
Before surgery begins, you will be asked to change into a surgical gown and Dr. Toledo will talk to you as he marks the areas to be suctioned on your body. You will then be taken into a private operating room. An intravenous line will be inserted into a vein in your arm. This will make it possible for the anesthetist to administer fluids, and to deliver the necessary medications to make you comfortable. Monitoring devices will be connected to you, to assure your safety.
The area to be treated will be cleansed with an antiseptic solution, and then covered with surgical drapes. An incision approximately one quarter inch long will be made in an inconspicuous area near the area to be suctioned. A narrow, blunt ended, hollow surgical instrument will be inserted through the incision to sculpt the area by removing an appropriate amount of excess fat. After the fat has been removed, the incision will be closed with a few tiny sutures, and an elastic garment or binder will be applied to help redrape the skin and minimize swelling. Your liposuction will take between one and two hours, depending on the amount of fat to be removed. If performed in conjunction with other procedures, lipo surgery will naturally take longer.
What Happens After Surgery
You will be transferred to a recovery area adjacent to the surgical suite, where you will be continuously monitored as you recuperate from the surgery and anesthesia. After a recovery period of one or two hours, you will go home accompanied by a responsible adult, or transferred by our nurses for a planned overnight stay. You should feel fine, although it is not unusual to expect some minor discomfort.
You must arrange for a responsible person to spend the first night and the next day with you. We will give them instructions for your care before you leave. Have them read this paper prior to surgery. This is absolutely necessary, as you will not be able to care for yourself immediately following surgery. They will be required to wake you periodically throughout the first night.
NOTE: If you live out of town, you must make arrangements to stay within a 30 minute drive of the center for the first 24 hours after surgery.
Because everyone is different, it is impossible to write post op instructions that apply equally to everyone. For example, some patients can have sedation vs. general anesthesia or outpatient vs. inpatient surgery. Some patients have only a single procedure and others may have multiple surgeries in a single setting. Use these instructions as a general guideline, but don’t panic if we vary on some issues.