If you are near your ideal weight and want to eliminate fat deposits that will not respond to dieting or exercise, you may be an ideal candidate for liposuction. Dr. Bernard Kopchinski can target specific areas ( such as the lower abdomen, hips, inner thighs, and lower back) through liposuction at his San Antonio, TX, practice. By working with Dr. Kopchinski, you can benefit from his more than 20 years of experience in cosmetic surgery. Dr. Kopchinski is board-certified and listed in the Guide to America’s Top Surgeons.
Benefits of Liposuction
By targeting specific areas that will not respond to healthy efforts to lose fat, you can experience even greater benefits of living a healthy lifestyle.
Other benefits of liposuction include:
- Permanent removal of fat cells
- Results that can be maintained with a healthy diet and regular exercise
- Instantly noticeable results
Liposuction can also be performed in combination with other cosmetic procedures, such as breast augmentation or abdominoplasty, for more comprehensive results. Dr. Kopchinski will explain your surgical options during your consultation at our San Antonio office.
If stubborn fat is keeping you from enjoying your healthy lifestyle to the fullest, liposuction can help you achieve the lean contours you desire.
In general, good candidates for liposuction are within 30 percent of their ideal weight. Your results will partly depend on your muscle tone and the elasticity of your skin, which will influence the way your contours look once the fat has been removed. During your consultation, Dr. Kopchinsk may inquire about your medical history to determine if any conditions or medications you are taking could complicate surgery or recovery.
Ideal candidates are nonsmokers with realistic expectations. It is important for patients to understand that this is not a weight loss treatment. Instead, it is a cosmetic procedure designed to provide a powerful complement to the results of a healthy lifestyle.
The Treatment Process
Your surgery will take place at an accredited medical facility. Liposuction is performed under general anesthesia. If only a small area is being treated, local anesthesia may be sufficient. Dr. Kopchinski will make a number of small incisions to gain access to the unwanted fatty tissue. A special solution is injected into the fatty areas to control blood loss. A tool called a cannula is then inserted through the incisions to remove the fat from the treatment area using gentle suction. Following the outpatient procedure, you will be given detailed recovery instructions. Follow-up appointments will be set up one week, one month, and three months after surgery.
Dr. Kopchinski provides his after-hours cell phone number for patients to reach him 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Contact Our Office Today
If stubborn fat is keeping you from enjoying your healthy lifestyle to the fullest, liposuction can help you achieve the lean contours you desire. To help make this treatment affordable, our office accepts CareCredit®, Prosper® Healthcare Lending, and Alphaeon credit financing options. To schedule your plastic surgery consultation, contact our office online or call (210) 255-1764.