Liposuction for a narrow waist line and a flatter mid abdomen
Liposuction Experience – What Our Patients Say
I had lipo along with a tummy tuck. I couldn’t be more excited about my results!
Liposuction Success Story
Liposuction is a procedure we have performed for over 20 years with thousands of successful procedures accomplished. Dr.Viera is Board Certified in Cosmetic Surgery and has performed thousands of liposuction procedures. He received his training in sculpture at the Glassell School of Art in Houston. He has a very fine aesthetic sense.
We use the latest technology such as the well-established tumescent technique and the newest automated reciprocating very fine cannulas. These accomplish the best results for our patients as demonstrated by our Photo Gallery.
Our goal is to remove all the excess fat in the areas requested, leaving the smoothest surface attainable. In the abdomen, a smooth flat, firm front with a narrow waist line is our goal. Liposuction is basically human sculpturing by removing fat.
Laser liposuction does not remove all the fat and is well known to cause burns and rippling of the skin.
Who are the candidates for liposuction?
- Healthy individuals with minor medical conditions who are evaluated by Dr.Viera and found to be candidates.
- Persons with prominent abdominal fat and good skin tone, preferably few stretch marks
- Those dissatisﬁed with their abdomen.
Consultation for Liposuction
Puregraft™ is currently the most advanced fat transfer technology. Fat augmentation has, up to this point, consisted of directly injecting the fat immediately after removal with little success. Impurities were not filtered from the fat before the transfer. Puregraft ™ filters the fat and results in healthier, more viable fat cells which practically eliminates inflammation. Previously, the redness and swelling of inflammation interfered with the fat’s viability and longevity.
Puregraft™ allows us to be confident that the fat we transfer is viable and long-lasting. Procedures such as injectables or implants will be replaced by transferring your own fat from where you don’t want it to where you do. Rather than wasting the fat removed during liposuction, this technology allows us to re-use the fat. Puregraft ™ can be used to make plump, soft lips, decrease the “smile lines” and “marionette lines” around your mouth, as well as many other areas. What could be more natural than using your own fat?
Dr.Viera provides a lengthy consult with his patients during which he discusses their goals and examines them carefully. He then discusses the procedure and ideal technique for them.
He also demonstrates a slideshow of many of his excellent liposuction results. In this manner his patients feel assured they have communicated their ideas and requests as well as having a full understanding of the procedure and technique. They also feel confident from having seen the excellent results Dr. Viera can provide for them.
The procedure is performed in our AAAHC Accredited Surgery Center. This is the largest accrediting agency in the country. Our patients undergo a thorough physical and blood work prior to their surgery. There is a Board Certified Anesthesiologist and a nurse with a Masters Degree in anesthesia in our staff. All of our staff, as well as Dr. Viera and the anesthesia personnel, are present throughout the recovery process. Dr.Viera calls his patients that evening.
Liposuction has always been a very safe procedure in our hands. We have never had any bleeding or infection occur in any of our patients. We have always provided the best results possible in Houston and the USA.
Where is the surgery performed?
It is performed in our AAAHC accredited surgicenter. There are various reasons why patients prefer our surgicenter:
- It is substantially less expensive than public surgicenters or a hospital
- Patients feel more comfortable in being assisted by our caring staff with whom they are familiar
- It is a familiar environment
- The risk of hospital based infections is not present
- There is a Board Certified Doctor in anesthesia as well as a nurse with a masters degree in anesthesia in our staff
- Our anesthesia personnel is well versed in this type of procedure
- Doctor Viera, the anesthesia staff and nurses are present throughout your recovery
What techniques do you use for liposuction?
We use the Tumescent solution to provide anesthesia, eliminate bleeding and help avoid infection. The reciprocating cannula speeds the procedure and cuts down operative time. Techniques such as SonoBello®, SmartLipo™, ThermiTight™, Kybella® or Thermage® are techniques for minor amounts of excess fat and not indicated in tummy tuck liposuction.
How long does the procedure last?
The length of the procedure varies with the amount of liposuction necessary. The newer reciprocating cannula is a powered instrument and speeds the procedure substantially and allows for very ﬁne control.
Is the procedure safe?
We are very conservative, the patient undergoes an extensive questionnaire so we can learn all their pertinent medical history. A physical exam is also performed as well as pertinent blood work. After this evaluation we can decide if the person is a candidate for the procedure. The procedure is very safe for the proper candidates.
How long is the recovery?
This again depends on the amount of correction needed. Because of the techniques we use most individuals are up and about in two to three days. Do you provide pain medication? Certainly, we want our patients to be as comfortable as possible.
Do you leave drains?
Drains are not necessary in liposuction.
How long will the results last?
As long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle. It never ceases to please me when I see the surprise and excitement in my patients in seeing their new abdomen with all the fat gone.
Schedule a free consultation, which are held Monday and Friday afternoons, with , Hector M. Viera, M.D., F.A.C.S.. We encourage you to call Cosmetic Surgery Associates at 713-349-0503, or toll-free at 800-544-1269, fill out our information request form, or e-mail us at your earliest convenience!
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