Awake Liposuction in Parker County

When diet and exercise fail to help you achieve your goals, liposuction can help you shed stubborn and unwanted fat. At our office, we offer tumescent liposuction, also known as awake liposuction, a specialized type of liposuction delivered without general anesthesia.

Awake liposuction in Parker County is a less invasive, less complicated body contouring procedure that can offer a variety of benefits for our patients–most importantly, the opportunity to avoid general anesthesia.

What Is Awake Liposuction?

Traditional liposuction removes unwanted fat from the body while the patient is asleep under general anesthesia. Awake liposuction is a specialized procedure that also removes unwanted fat, with one important difference. Instead of general anesthesia, the treatment area is numbed by local anesthesia, allowing you to be awake throughout your procedure.

This also allows you to interact with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Matthew Steele, and he can instruct you how to move and which muscles to contract to make the surgical process easier.

What Body Regions Can Be Treated By Awake Liposuction?

Any areas that can be treated by traditional liposuction can also be treated by awake liposuction, including:

  • Arms
  • Thighs
  • Bra rolls
  • Hips
  • Waist
  • Chest
  • Abdomen
  • Neck/chin

Awake liposuction is a suitable treatment for both male and female patients and has helped many of our patients achieve swimsuit-ready bodies. However, awake liposuction (as with traditional liposuction) should not be seen as a weight loss solution. Awake liposuction in Parker County is for individuals who are already at or close to their goal weight and want to contour and define certain body areas.

Benefits of Awake Liposuction

There are two major reasons why awake liposuction may be a good option for you.

First, no general anesthesia is needed. During the awake liposuction procedure, you will be awake, however, the treatment area is numbed with local anesthetic so you do not feel pain.

Second, because are awake during the procedure, you will have open communication with Dr. Steele. He can instruct you to move and contract your muscles at certain times, which helps him be more effective, efficient, and precise with the treatment.

Am I a Good Candidate for Awake Liposuction?

You can be a good candidate for awake liposuction if you are:

  • A healthy adult
  • A non-smokers
  • Not overweight or obese
  • Free of chronic conditions
  • Not taking blood-thinning medications

While these are important considerations for this surgery, meeting all these conditions does not guarantee you are a good candidate for awake liposuction in Parker County. You and Dr. Steele can discuss your overall health during your initial consultation.

Is Awake Liposuction Permanent?

Awake liposuction will permanently remove unwanted fat cells, just like traditional liposuction, but if you do not take care of your body with a healthy diet and exercise after your treatment, you can gain weight again and compromise your final results.

To get the most optimal results and enjoy them for time to come, we recommend that patients:

  • Limit alcohol
  • Abstain from smoking
  • Eat a nutritious diet
  • Follow a consistent exercise routine

Schedule Your Consultation for Awake Liposuction in Parker County

Awake liposuction can help you achieve all the benefits of traditional liposuction without being subjected to general anesthesia.

For more information about awake liposuction in Parker County, schedule your consultation with our office today.