Liposuction in Sugar Land, TX

Dr. David Stapenhorst and the staff of Signature Plastic Surgery are proud to offer Liposuction to the residents of Sugar Land, Texas, and Houston, Texas.

What is Liposuction?

Traditional weight loss methods can fall short when battling stubborn fatty deposits, which often persist despite daily exercise and good eating habits. Liposuction is a popular, minimally invasive procedure that produces dramatic results.  Common areas treated with liposuction include the abdomen, hips, thighs and buttocks. Heredity plays a large part in a person’s ability to address these problem areas. Dr. Stapenhorst advises his Liposuction patients that, after the procedure, proper diet and exercise are critical to maintaining their new contours. Dr. David Stapenhorst may recommend Liposuction in conjunction with other procedures.

Common Reasons for Liposuction:

  • Unwanted fatty deposits
  • Fatty deposits out of proportion with your body
  • Fatty deposits that persist despite diet and exercise

How do I know if liposuction is right for me?

Liposuction is ideal if you are generally fit, but have one or more stubborn pockets of fat that are unresponsive to diet and exercise. To find out if you are a good candidate for liposuction, call Signature Plastic Surgery today to schedule your personal consultation. We will assess your height, weight, the amount of fat to be removed, the areas to be treated, and any medical conditions that might influence your candidacy.

What happens during the Liposuction procedure by Dr. David Stapenhorst?

The liposuction procedure consists of two parts.  First, small stab incisions are made in the skin.  Then a long, thin metal tube called a cannula is used to inject an IV fluid based solution called tumescent solution into the fat tissue where the liposuction will be performed.  The tumescent solution helps break up the fat, controls bleeding and assists in pain control.  During the second part of the procedure, Dr. Stapenhorst uses a technique called power assisted liposuction to remove the unwanted fat.  The power assisted liposuction technique uses a suction cannula connected to a machine that vibrates the cannula rapidly forward and back.  This vibration helps to further break up the fat and allows it to be more easily suctioned.  Liposuction is typically performed with the patient completely asleep under a general anesthetic. When the desired goal is reached and the procedure is complete, Dr. Stapenhorst closes the small incisions used for cannula access.

When can normal activities resume after the Liposuction procedure?

Dr. David Stapenhorst recommends that his patients rest for two to three days after the Liposuction procedure. After that time, the patient may return to work, but normal activities should be limited for approximately two weeks. Dr. Stapenhorst may require the patient to wear a special compression garment for up to two months after the procedure.

Is there any pain associated with the Liposuction procedure?

Dr. David Stapenhorst advises his Liposuction patients that they may experience some discomfort after the procedure. Patients may have some pain, swelling and bruising during the healing process.

How much does Liposuction cost in Sugar Land, TX?

Signature Plastic Surgery works with CareCredit® to provide financing options for patients. Within a few hours, you can be pre-approved for your cosmetic procedure.

Dr. Stapenhorst specializes in cosmetic surgery; visit our other body contouring pages including thigh lift, tummy tuck and arm lift.

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Dear Patients,

I am announcing the closure of my practice, Signature Plastic Surgery. Effective December 31, 2022, I
will be moving on to a new practice opportunity. I have enjoyed serving the people of Sugar Land since
2008. This has been a difficult decision for me to make, but I am looking forward to the new
opportunity, and I know that I will look back fondly on the past 14 years.
If you are a current patient, your medical records are confidential, and a copy can be transferred to
another physician of your choice, or released to you only with your permission. You may send an e-mail
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David P. Stapenhorst, MD, FACS