The unwanted pockets of fat and bulges that liposuction can eliminate can significantly improve the shape of your body. Liposuction is great for permanently removing fat from troubled areas but does nothing to address the loose skin that is left behind. Many past and prospective patients fear they will need to deal with this loose skin for the remainder of their lives. However, there are things you can do to remedy this situation.


The Liposuction Process

Unlike tummy tuck and body lift surgeries, liposuction does not remove the excess skin that may remain after fat removal. Liposuction is great at addressing the fat that is left behind after the patient has used diet and exercise to address the majority of their fat concerns. This makes liposuction best suited for smaller areas like hips or the back of the knees. Excess skin can be left behind when liposuction is used to address larger areas like the stomach, buttocks, and thighs.


Skin After Liposuction

As individuals grow larger, the skin stretches to accommodate the changes in their bodies. Removing fat with liposuction will not cause the skin to shrink. The skin elasticity of a liposuction patient is evaluated before the surgery is performed to predict the ability of the skin to reshape itself following the surgery. Healthy skin will have a better chance of shrinking into place after liposuction.


Improve The Elasticity of Your Skin

The time to worry about increasing collagen production and improving the elasticity of your skin is in the months leading up to the liposuction procedure. You should be willing to take the measures to make sure your skin is healthy if you are willing to spend the money necessary to undergo the liposuction procedure. You can add these activities to your daily activities to improve the quality of your skin.


  • Stay hydrated – Six to eight glasses of water a day are usually enough to boost the texture, tone, and elasticity of your skin.
  • Exercise – Regular exercise has been proven to help the body produce collagen and elastin.
  • Healthy eating – Including a wide range of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants will promote healthy skin. Your skin will be healthy and elastic if you give it the nutrition it needs.
  • Daily Care – You should clean and moisturize your skin on a daily basis. Regular exfoliation will eliminate dead cells in the skin and promote the growth of new cells.


Treatments That Boost Elasticity

There are skin rejuvenation techniques that may help eliminate sagging skin after liposuction surgery. You should discuss the safety and potential benefit of these treatments with your plastic surgeon.


Vaser Lipo As An Alternative

Vaser lipo is an ultrasonic treatment that can remove the fat you desire while encouraging the tightening of the skin. This is an excellent alternative for patients who worry about loose and sagging skin in the aftermath of their liposuction surgery. Vaser Lipo is a great alternative to traditional lipo procedures and can provide patients with the benefits they desire without the consequence of sagging skin.


Planning Your Strategy For Liposuction

You can take the first step to achieve the body image you desire by consulting with a skilled liposuction surgeon. Dr. Dallas W. Homas, of New Image Plastic Surgery in San Antonio, TX, is one of these skilled professionals and worked for over 30 years as a U.S. Army surgeon. Dr. Homas has treated countless satisfied patients with a variety of cosmetic procedures in the San Antonio area.


Individuals in the San Antonio area can reach Dr. Homas and New Image Plastic Surgery by phone at (210) 988-9819. There is also an online contact form for individuals who wish to schedule a consultation online.

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When it comes to achieving a toned waistline, there are a number of factors that can affect your results. The presence of loose skin and hanging tissue from weight loss, pregnancy, or age can be impossible to remove without a surgical procedure. Stubborn fat is also a common culprit and can be resistant to diet and exercise alone. With these cosmetic procedures completed by Dr. Homas at New Image Plastic Surgery, you can achieve a toned abdominal area and slim your waistline!

Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin and tissue from the abdominal area. The skin can stretch during pregnancy, with a dramatic weight loss, or from gravity and aging. During the tummy tuck procedure, this excess skin will be removed and the underlying tissue is tightening to tone the midsection. The belly button will also be repositioned during the process. In an extended tummy tuck, excess skin and tissue that extends to the flanks and back can also be addressed. New Image Plastic Surgery also offers a drainless tummy tuck option which is very similar to a traditional tummy tuck, but sutures are placed within the abdomen, replacing and eliminating the need for drains. The results of the tummy tuck procedures are a flatter stomach without excess skin and tissue in the way! These results are permanent as long as you maintain your healthy weight. Scarring can be expected, but Dr. Homas will ensure that this can be easily concealed below the bikini line.


Liposuction is a surgical procedure using very tiny incisions and a cannula to break up and remove fat cells. Liposuction is commonly used in the abdominal area to remove stubborn fat and sculpt the tummy. For men, this often involves sculpting a more muscular looking abdominal, while many women wish to achieve an hourglass figure. Because only tiny incisions are used, patients can expect little to no scarring with liposuction alone. Once the fat cells are removed, they cannot return to the treated area.

Combining procedures

If excess skin, hanging tissue, and stubborn fat are all causing your poor abdominal contour, you might combine procedures to treat all your concerns at once! Liposuction techniques are often recommended during the tummy tuck process to remove stubborn fat and optimize body-recontouring.

To start slimming your waistline, contact our office and schedule your consultation with Dr. Homas. Dr. Homas can determine which techniques are right for you to customize your contouring procedure.

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