360 degree liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that removes stubborn fat from various areas of the body. Dr. Bonnor M.D, F.A.C.S. in Houston is a leader in minimally invasive contouring sculpting techniques. If you struggle with excess bulk and wish to experience an overall improvement in your shape and dimensions, contact our office online. You can also call (281) 579-5638 to schedule an appointment.
- 1 About 360 Degree Lipo
- 2 Personal Consultation
- 3 Lipo 360° Procedure
- 4 Recovery and Results
- 5 Additional Body Contouring Options
- 6 Look and Feel Your Best
- 7 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- 8 References
About 360 Degree Lipo
Diet and exercise are great ways to maintain your physique, but fat deposits do not always respond to your hard work. Even if you accomplish weight loss, stubborn pockets of fat can accumulate where you least want them. The midsection and lower back are especially susceptible to unwanted fat, and it can form in every direction. 360-degree liposuction (Lipo 360°) at Texas Surgical Arts combines the proven benefits of liposuction for the abdomen, love handles and other “problem areas” into one convenient session.
Your consulting with Dr. Bonnor begins with a brief physical examination. He will assess the dimensions of your midsection, paying close attention to the relationship between the sides, front, and back. If 360 degree liposuction is the best remedy for your particular situation, Dr. Bonnor will proceed with a more detailed explanation of the procedure.
Lipo 360° Procedure
From the moment you arrive at Texas Surgical Arts, your comfort is our top priority. Dr. Bonnor will meet with you to answer any remaining questions you may have regarding your enhancement. You will then receive the appropriate anesthesia to facilitate a safe and productive fat removal session. Dr. Bonnor will bathe the unwanted fat deposits along the flanks, belly and back with a tumescent fluid. This tumescent liquid serves many purposes simultaneously. It contains lidocaine to numb the treatment area, it compresses blood vessels to minimize the risk of bruising, and it softens the fat deposits. Once the fat cells are loosened from their surrounding tissue, they are ready for extraction.
The duration of your 360 lipo procedure depends on the extent of the fat deposits you wish to remove. Typically, the treatment takes between 1-3 hours, but the results can endure for decades.
Dr. Bonnor uses a thin tube called a cannula to vacuum away excess fat at various angles to achieve the full-body enhancement you desire. The doctor can maneuver the enhancement tool beneath the surface of the skin to access fat protrusions along the belly, flanks, and around the back. The compact nature of the cannula translates into small entry points, which yields minimal scars.
Recovery and Results
Once your 360 degree liposuction procedure is complete, a medical professional will escort you to the recovery room as you awake from the anesthetic. Please designate a caregiver to drive you home once you are deemed ready to leave Texas Surgical Arts. 360 lipo is an outpatient procedure, so you can return home the same day as your contouring procedure. 360 degree liposuction may be associated with minor swelling and discomfort, but these side effects usually subside after the first few days. The slimming results of your enhancement should manifest themselves after approximately one month.
Every surgical procedure carries a small degree of risk. To minimize the chance of any complications from 360 lipo, be sure to choose a board-certified surgeon such as Dr. Bonnor. To maintain your slimmer, sleeker physique, be sure to adhere to Dr. Bonnor’s aftercare instructions. A healthy diet and exercise can extend your results for decades or even a lifetime.
Additional Body Contouring Options
Liposuction is a remarkable way to remove unwanted fat, but it does not resolve issues of lax, sagging skin. A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) can address these concerns by tightening the abdominal muscles and smoothing away redundant skin. Liposuction can be paired with a tummy tuck, but be sure to discuss the ramifications with your doctor. Dr. Bonnor is careful not to cause distress to any one particular region of the body by performing too many procedures at once. You may need to limit your liposuction to adjacent areas of the belly when receiving abdominoplasty surgery.
After enjoying the benefits of 360 degree lipo, your breasts may suddenly appear saggy and out of proportion with your midsection. A breast lift will make your chest appear perky and youthful to match your tight and toned body contours. The procedure involves gently removing excess skin and breast tissue with the goal of repositioning the nipple-areola complex relative to the breast mound.
The fat cells extracted from your midsection via 360 lipo can be put to great use. The backside, in particular, can benefit from fat transfer in a procedure popularly known as a Brazilian butt lift (BBL). Dr. Bonnor will craft the firm, round buttocks you have always wanted using your body’s own tissue as augmentation.
Look and Feel Your Best
The suite of procedures described above presents a wide array of body contouring opportunities. Dr. Bonnor will create a strategy that accentuates your best features and minimizes those that you wish to downplay. To learn how Texas Surgical Arts can expertly enhance your dimensions, contact us online or call (281) 579-5638 to schedule a consultation.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Am I a good candidate for Lipo 360?
If you are struggling with excess fat along your midsection, then 360 degree liposuction may be your ideal remedy. Dr. Bonnor can gently remove bulky protrusions along the flanks, back, and belly to craft your optimal silhouette. An eligible candidate should be in good health and not experiencing dramatic weight fluctuations. Liposuction is not designed to be a weight loss solution, but rather a body contouring procedure. Dr. Bonnor can sculpt away unwanted fat that diet and exercise failed to remove.
Does liposuction tighten the skin?
The intention of 360 lipo is to bring your midsection into harmony, but if you are dealing with drooping skin, you may require a tummy tuck or a similar procedure. For example, sagging, deflated breasts can benefit from a breast lift. New mothers can combine several of the tightening, toning techniques offered at Texas Surgical Arts by undergoing a mommy makeover. Dr. Bonnor can tailor your customized treatment to include breast enhancement, a butt lift, or whichever alterations suit your anatomy.
How much does Lipo 360 cost in Houston?
The cost of 360 degree liposuction depends on various factors. Dr. Bonnor can explain his process in greater detail during your thorough consultation, at which point he will also provide an accurate pricing estimate. In the meantime, feel free to visit our financing page to learn about our credit options. You can also call us at (281) 579-5638 with any budgetary questions you may have. If you are traveling for your liposuction procedure, or if you need accommodations for your caregiver, Texas Surgical Arts has compiled a helpful guide that you can access here.
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