Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery located in Plano, TX


About Liposuction

Improved body contours and disappearing stubborn fat pockets are within reach at PCTRAN Plastic Surgery in Plano, Texas. Double board-certified plastic surgeon Phu C. Tran, MD, offers liposuction to eliminate excess fat cells permanently and create a leaner appearance. Schedule a liposuction evaluation at PCTRAN Plastic Surgery by calling the office or booking an appointment online today.

Liposuction Q&A

What is liposuction?

Liposuction is a cosmetic treatment that suctions out fat cells from areas of your body containing stubborn fat pockets that don’t go away with a healthy diet, weight loss, or regular exercise. Liposuction is minimally invasive with little downtime needed. 

Dr. Tran may combine liposuction with a tummy tuck, breast surgery, or other procedures during a mommy makeover or daddy do-over.

Which areas of the body can liposuction treat?

Liposuction can reduce excess fat cells in the following areas:

  • Abdomen
  • Flanks
  • Arms
  • Legs
  • Buttocks
  • Hips
  • Love handles
  • Under the chin
  • Back

Dr. Tran may use the excess fat he extracts during liposuction as an injection for other areas of your body, such as your breasts, face, lips, or buttocks, to enhance volume.

He also offers liposuction with a procedure called ab sculpting, which increases the muscle definition in your abs to create a six-pack.

Is liposuction right for me?

Dr. Tran meets with you during an evaluation to determine if you’re a candidate for liposuction. He discusses your medical history, completes a physical exam, and asks about your cosmetic goals. He customizes a treatment plan that may include more than one type of procedure. For best results, you should be at or close to an ideal body weight for your height. 

What happens during liposuction?

Before liposuction, you may receive a sedative with numbing medicine or general anesthesia to make you fall asleep. Dr. Tran inserts a cannula (a tiny tube) under your skin in areas containing excess fat. He gently suctions out the fat cells while you relax or sleep. Afterward, he completes additional procedures or reinjects the fat into other areas if necessary.

What should I expect after the procedure?

Have a family member or friend drive you home and stay with you after undergoing liposuction. Take any medications and wear compression garments as directed by Dr. Tran. Temporary side effects include swelling, bruising, tenderness, and redness. 

Take it easy and attend follow-up appointments at PCTRAN Plastic Surgery to ensure a successful outcome. The final results typically appear within several months after the swelling subsides.

Schedule a liposuction consultation at PCTRAN Plastic Surgery by phone or online today.