With liposuction, our surgeons make a small incision to eliminate excess fat and reshape parts of the body. We can target most areas including the breasts, arms, abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, and legs, as well as the neck and chin. When performing liposuction, our surgeons work with you to optimize both the immediate and long-term results of this procedure.
Jeffery M. Kenkel, M.D., Interim Chair of Plastic Surgery, is an expert and leading authority in ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL). He is co-author of Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction, the first textbook and video on the subject.
Improved understanding of technology and its relationship to how our bodies work is changing medicine every day and influencing procedures like liposuction. In North Texas, UT Southwestern Medical Center’s board-certified plastic surgeons are at the forefront of providing the newest techniques for body contouring that are safe and effective. Because we investigate new technology before it is available to the general public, patients can rely on us for a comprehensive range of leading-edge solutions to meet their objectives.
Before having liposuction, our plastic surgeons talk with patients to help set realistic goals about what liposuction can achieve. Results are permanent for patients that maintain a healthy weight. We strongly recommend that you maintain a healthy diet and exercise to optimize long-term impact of liposuction. We can provide guidance if needed.
Below are some of the liposuction techniques available: