Despite how much you watch what you eat and exercise, you might still be bothered by areas of fat that prevent you from being completely confident in how you look. Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery offers the most advanced methods to effectively eliminate fat from areas of concern on the body. Surgical liposuction is a body contouring procedure that reduces pockets of fat from the flanks, tummy, buttocks, and thighs to create a trimmer appearance. This fat removal surgery at Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery in Dallas, TX can be combined to treat multiple body parts. When we see you for your consultation, skilled plastic surgeon Dr. Phillip Dauwe will assess areas of your body you wish to address so you can attain your cosmetic surgery goals. We want you to feel and look amazing.
"I have always been active since my first child was born 18 years ago. I had been able to stay in pretty good shape until I turned 35. My hips and thighs would no longer respond to diet and exercise and then came the cellulite. As the years went by I would think about seeing a plastic surgeon but always talk myself out of it. Then one day I called Lemon ave. plastic surgery center and Mary ( patient coordinator) answered. She was so friendly, I instantly felt comfortable. Talk about first impressions. I told her my problem and she recommended Dr. Dauwe. When I first met him I was impressed with the attention he gave me and not once did I ever feel rushed. He made me feel like I was his only patient. He was straight up with me, he told me what he could do to help. He performed liposuction to my hips, thighs and abdomen. He did an amazing job. Words can't express how great of a job he did and how wonderful I feel about myself. The surgical team was excellent. The day of my procedure I went to sleep and woke up with a new body. I can't say enough about Dr. Dauwe, the office staff and surgical team but thank you for the new me."- T.W. / Google / Feb 20, 2018
"I recently underwent a liposuction and a thigh lift surgery at the Lemon Avenue Plastic Surgery and Laser center. The surgeon - Dr Dauwe was absolutely superb. Before the surgery, he discussed in detail as I had a lot of questions. He met with me 3-4 times and explained the procedure, benefits, recovery time and so on. He is very conservative and would not perform procedures if they did not achieve the results and/or if it was not needed. The surgical center was very well equipped and staffed. The patient coordinator - Mary was very easy to work with and very friendly. The surgery lasted 5-6 hours and the nurses and other staff were also very helpful. After the surgery, I stayed there until the next morning and I was very well taken care of. Post surgery, Dr Dauwe always checked on me and was available whenever I needed to reach him. After 2 weeks when my swelling subsided, I could definitely see the results and am very happy with my new look. Overall, I had a very good experience and I would definitely recommend Dr Dauwe."- N.L. / Google / Feb 20, 2018
"Dr. Dauwe is an amazingly talented, trustworthy and caring surgeon. He performed liposuction and a thigh lift on me a year and a half ago and I couldn't be happier with the results. I highly recommend him to my friends and everyone I meet!!"- K.K. / Google / Sep 20, 2017
"Dr. Dauwe is an amazingly talented, trustworthy and caring surgeon. He performed liposuction and a thigh lift on me a year and a half ago and I couldn't be happier with the results. I highly recommend him to my friends and everyone I meet!!"- K. . / Google / Mar 30, 2018
Fat removal surgery is a terrific treatment for both women and men who are at an ideal weight, but have troublesome areas of fat that are difficult to rid with even the most healthy lifestyle. Those interested in liposuction should have healthy skin because liposuction is not a treatment for stretched-out skin. It's also important to know that liposuction is not a solution for weight loss. Females undergoing liposuction should have no plans to become pregnant again as this may compromise the lasting outcome. At the time of your consult for surgery, Dr. Dauwe will set realistic expectations.
This treatment is completed in an outpatient setting using general anesthesia. A 2-millimeter incision is placed through the skin so a cannula can be inserted. The cannula is a special tool that makes it easier to work loose the fatty tissue that is being removed. After the fat deposits are removed, Dr. Phillip Dauwe will seal the small incision. Based on the number of areas being treated, your procedure may take several hours. In the separate area for recovery, your post-op nurse will assist you with managing any discomfort and look after your treated areas until you are discharged.
What to Expect
You may need to stay at home for recovery from liposuction surgery for several weeks based on the number of sections treated and the amount of fat removed. It's typical to have bruising and swelling for one or two weeks, and you should have stitches taken out 7 days after surgery. The most important thing to do following any surgery is to give your body time to heal and recover. When you decide to go back to your job after your surgery, you should remember to minimize stress and strenuous activity. To increase your strength and stamina, try walking and light workouts as recommended by Dr. Dauwe. Remember, you may notice some improvements soon after your surgery, but it will take around 6 months until your new body contour and shape is complete.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does liposuction cost?
The cost of liposuction varies depending on the technique selected and how many areas are being treated. In your consultation, Dr. Dauwe will create your personal treatment plan to meet your needs and goals. He will also consider your budget. When your plan is ready, estimated costs will be discussed. To make your surgery easy to afford, Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery takes several payment methods and we will help you find low-interest financing.
What about nonsurgical liposuction?
There are several nonsurgical procedures to reduce body fat. Some popular brands are CoolSculpting and Kybella. Although these nonsurgical procedures can help reduce mild to moderate fat pockets, surgical liposuction is best for most people. Liposuction surgery produces more dramatic and consistent results. Ask Dr. Dauwe about nonsurgical options in your consultation. He can explain the benefits of all your options and help you choose which is best for you.
What about loose skin?
Liposuction surgery only corrects excess fat. For loose skin, Dr. Dauwe may recommend combining liposuction with a lift surgery. Lipo is often done along with skin tightening surgery, like a tummy tuck, thighplasty, or arm lift to give you your best results. During your consultation, talk to Dr. Dauwe about your concerns like loose skin so your best treatment plan is created.
Will I have scars?
Dr. Dauwe places small incisions (2-millimeters) in areas easy to hide with underwear. Liposuction scars are small and nearly imperceptible, but we will apply our laser scar management protocol to keep your scars as discreet as possible.
Will my results last?
Before liposuction, it is important to be prepared to maintain your results. Although liposuction reduces the amount of fat in an area, you can still lose and gain weight. Dr. Dauwe suggests that you be at or close to a healthy weight prior to liposuction. Afterward, it's best to remain within 5 – 10 pounds of your post-surgical weight. Getting pregnant after liposuction will also alter your results; however, another surgery like a mommy makeover may be done to refresh your body.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 2 – 4 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 – 3 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- Week 2 & 6, Month 3, 6, & 12
- Procedure Recovery Location
Look Fit and Toned
Fat removal with liposuction at Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery offers patients the chance to have bothersome fat diminished almost instantly. Without the help of liposuction, it can be frustrating to attain the slimming outcome you desire. We can recommend various alternatives for liposuction treatment depending on your individual concerns. We welcome you to get in touch with our office in Dallas, TX and make your one-on-one consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Phillip Dauwe.