When you’re trying to lose weight, you try everything from routine exercise to proper nutrition and dieting, yet sometimes the body just doesn’t respond the way you’d like. When this happens, it’s not because you are doing anything wrong, sometimes the body has “stubborn” areas of fat that just won’t go away. At Personique, we understand the effect it may have on your psyche and self-esteem, and we want to help you shed those feelings by helping you shed that unwanted weight. Liposuction is a widely-popular procedure that will physically remove fat cells and help you reclaim your body.

Our team of experts strives to deliver some of the best liposuction results in Austin, TX, while always practicing patient saftey. Below, we’ve included our guide to the procedure. Contact us today to schedule a consultation or for any questions.

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Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty, is a plastic surgery procedure that reshapes and slims the body through the surgical removal of excess fat deposits. This procedure is especially great for anyone who has stubborn fat pockets that are resistant to diet and exercise. As we get older and our metabolism slows, it is very common for certain areas of the body to begin collecting and storing fat more readily than in other regions. The lower abdomen, the outer thighs, beneath the chin, and the love handle region are just a few examples of common areas that people struggle with.

Liposuction can selectively target and sculpt these trouble areas to restore a leaner, smoother body contour. Due to its effectiveness, liposuction has become one of the most commonly requested plastic surgery procedures. Our surgeons have performed thousands of liposuction procedures and have a long-supported track record for providing consistently safe and superior results.



Our Austin patients have experienced the following benefits that LIposuction has to offer:

  • Boosts Self-esteem
  • Improved Health
  • Improvement in appearance and the way others perceive you
  • Lose stubborn fat that diet and exercise can’t
  • Permanently removes fat cells
  • Safe way to remove fat

*Although Liposuction is a fantastic way to get rid of clingy fat cells, please remember that it is not a permanent method for weight loss. We highly encourage practicing a healthy lifestyle to keep the weight off and maintain your appearance.

Who are the Best Candidates for LIPOSUCTION?

The best candidate for Liposuction is anyone who:

  • Attempted to lose weight through normal diet and exercise, but are having difficulty with fat storage in certain areas
  • Has good skin tone and elasticity
  • Is a non-smoker
  • Maintains a healthy lifestyle through diet and exercise
  • Possesses a positive mentality with realistic expectations concerning the procedure results

You could be a great candidate for Liposuction if you currently have unwanted fat in the following areas:

  • Abdomen
  • Back
  • Buttocks
  • Chest
  • Flanks (Love handles)
  • Hips
  • Inner knees
  • The neckline and the area under the chin
  • Thighs (Outer/ Inner)
  • Upper arms


Considering Liposuction in Austin, Texas? Personique® is home to some of the leading liposuction experts in Central Texas. Our Board Certified Plastic Surgeons have been successfully performing this procedure for decades with outstanding results. Just like any other cosmetic procedure, your Austin liposuction experience starts with a personalized consultation.

During your complimentary consultation, one of our liposuction plastic surgeons will listen to your body contouring goals and discuss with you the available options to achieve the specific look you desire. To determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure, your surgeon will review your medical history and perform a physical examination of your skin elasticity and areas of concern. You will also have the opportunity to address any questions or concerns you may have before deciding to move forward with the procedure.



Our Austin surgeons use local anesthesia with intravenous sedation. This safe sedation technique is less prone to complications than general anesthesia, which affects the whole body. Local anesthesia, on the other hand, numbs only the treatment area, so no pain is felt. Sedatives are administered beforehand through an intravenous tube, which induces what is often referred to as ‘twilight sleep. The patient is not rendered completely unconscious and can still breathe on their own.

Liposuction techniques have undergone significant technological improvements over the past decades, greatly improving the safety and efficacy of the procedure today. At Personique®, we perform all of our liposuction procedures using the safest, most effective method, known as the Tumescent technique.

Once a wetting solution (minimizes bleeding and bruising) and local anesthetic have been injected into the treatment area, your surgeon will then make small incisions in the skin.
These incisions are typically less than 1/2″ in length and are made in inconspicuous areas like natural skin folds.
A narrow, wand-like device known as a cannula is then inserted through the incisions, this hollow tube is attached to a vacuum device.

Your surgeon can now gently break up and suction the excess fatty deposits that reside between the skin and muscle.

The duration of your lipo procedure will depend on the extent of your surgery and the number of areas being treated. However, a typical procedure usually lasts anywhere from 1 to 2 hours. Since Personique® uses the tumescent technique with local anesthesia, patients can return home the same day of their procedure.

Liposuction for Men

At Personique®, we see a number of Austin male liposuction patients each year. As more and more men begin to realize the benefits of looking and feeling their best, the number of men seeking cosmetic surgery continues to rise with each passing year. Liposuction for men is an especially popular procedure here in Austin. With warm temperatures just about year-round, Texas weather often means pool, river, and lake season lasts a lot longer than it does in other regions. Just as women desire to look fit and trim when swimsuit season rolls around, Austin men also want to look athletic and lean when hanging out poolside sans shirts.

This endeavor gets to be more difficult the older we get though. As men age, their body composition gradually begins to change as the metabolism slows and testosterone levels start to diminish. With each passing year, keeping the pounds off tends to get a little bit harder. Fat starts to accumulate in places it didn’t before. For men, the lower abdomen is usually a problem area. Following a strict diet and exercise regimen, only to have your results obscured by a stubborn layer of fat can be quite frustrating, to say the least. Men also tend to store excess fat more readily in areas like the chest and flanks (love handles).

Over the years, body contouring techniques have seen significant advances in technology and safety. Liposuction is less traumatic to the body than it was years ago, and recovery times are much quicker. During a liposuction procedure, small incisions are made within inconspicuous areas, often hidden in skin folds. Through these incisions, a thin tube (known as a cannula) is inserted into the treatment area. The surgeon will then dislodge the excess fat deposits using a controlled back-and-forth motion. Once the fat has been extricated, it is then removed from the body via a surgical vacuum that is attached to the cannula.

Upon completion of the procedure, the patient is fitted with a compression garment or elastic bandages in order to reduce post-op swelling. The length of the recovery period after liposuction really depends on the individual, however, most patients are able to return to work in a matter of a few days. Of course, if your job is more physically demanding, you will need to wait a little longer before returning to any laborious tasks such as heavy lifting.


When undergoing a surgical procedure like liposuction, patients are naturally concerned about how long the recovery process takes. Everyone heals at different rates depending on their general health and the extent of their procedure, but most patients are usually back to their routine in just a few days. Depending on the type of job, patients can usually return to work within 10 days. There will likely be some swelling, bruising, and numbness around the treatment areas, however, this will begin to subside after 1 – 2 weeks. Patients will need to wear a support garment for 2 – 6 weeks following surgery and are encouraged to wait for 2 – 4 weeks before exercising. Your new figure will begin to take shape within a week after your procedure with steady improvement each week as swelling diminishes. Best results are typically visible around 3 – 4 months post-surgery.

Since Personique® uses safe local anesthesia by the tumescent technique, patients are typically able to leave our office in a matter of hours after the procedure is performed. In the past, liposuction surgery required the use of general anesthesia, and hospitalization and was associated with so much blood loss that patients frequently required blood transfusions. Today, the tumescent technique has significantly improved the liposuction recovery period by virtually eliminating surgical blood loss.

Due to the smaller cannulas used with the tumescent technique, there is less surgical trauma and damage to tissues, which means less pain during liposuction recovery. There is also less bruising when local anesthesia is used as compared to general anesthesia. This is because of two reasons:
Since there is such little bleeding in tumescent liposuction, there is almost no blood that remains beneath the skin after your surgery to cause bruising.
The suction cannulas used are so small, only small punctures are required to introduce the tubes, and these incisions ultimately heal with no scars.

After completing liposuction, the patient will be placed in a compression garment and will be able to leave our office shortly after the procedure. Compression garments help the skin adjust to the reduction in fat by providing support for the treated tissues. These garments help to reduce swelling as well. Patients are not permitted to drive themselves home after their surgery and must be discharged home under the care of a responsible adult known to the patient. Post-operative nausea and vomiting are rare after tumescent liposuction using local anesthesia. Nausea and vomiting are more common with general anesthesia and lengthy procedures.

Patients may feel groggy the first 12 hours after their surgery. It is a good idea to have someone remain with you for the first 24 hours to assist you with getting around and taking medications.

Rest as needed the day after your surgery, but you do not have to stay in bed. Gentle walking around your home will help your circulation.

Be sure to drink an adequate amount of fluids to avoid dehydration during your liposuction recovery as well.

Some patients may return to desk work within a few days. Patients are however encouraged to wait for 2 – 4 weeks before exercising. Follow your Austin plastic surgeon’s instructions regarding compression garments, drainage tubes, or medications after surgery, and the liposuction recovery period will be shorter and you will see the full results of your procedure sooner.



For those considering body contouring surgery, naturally, one of the first questions they have is “how much does liposuction cost?” The cost of liposuction at Personique® starts at $139/month (* Estimated fees are based on 60 monthly payments with approved credit). However, the price of liposuction procedures varies from patient to patient based on individual circumstances, goals, and needs.

Why Choose Personique?

Personique has been in operation for over four decades and has serviced more than 50,000 satisfied patients in Austin, TX. We’ve had patients from all over travel to our plastic surgery center to work with our American Board of Plastic Surgery board-certified surgeons, who provide the most advanced cosmetic procedures in a safe and caring environment. Our team is committed to providing you with stunning and exceptional results. When you choose to get your Liposuction surgery performed with us, you can rest assured that you are in qualified and talented hands.


Is Liposuction painful?

You will be under anesthesia for your procedure, so you shouldn’t have a negative experience. You will notice some pain and soreness in the treated sites during your recovery, but this can be eased with pain medication and ice packs. You should feel like yourself again after a week or two.

How many appointments will I need?

You will be asked to return about a week following your procedure to make sure you are responding properly and feeling well during your initial recovery period. Then you will be asked to return approximately 6 weeks and then 6 months later to continue monitoring your health.

How long until I see results?

You should begin to see your final results around 1 – 3 months following your procedure, but it will depend on how much fat is removed and how long it takes your body to adjust to the new changes.

Can I combine Liposuction with other procedures?

Yes! Liposuction will pair wonderfully with other body enhancement procedures such as breast augmentation, breast lift, or a tummy tuck. Some patients will combine their liposuction with a Brazilian Butt Lift to get the most out of their treatment. When you come in for your consultation, discuss your goals with the plastic surgeon so they can create the best surgical plan for you.

What are the risks associated with Liposuction?

While unlikely, every surgical procedure has its share of risks or side effects and Liposuction is no different. Some of the reactions associated with this procedure are

  • Anesthetic risks
  • Bruising
  • Change in skin sensation (may persist)
  • Contour irregularities (bumpy, wavy, or withered skin due to uneven fat removal, poor skin elasticity, or unusual healing)
  • Damage to deeper structures such as nerves, blood vessels, muscles, lungs, or abdominal organs
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Fat embolism
  • Fluid accumulation
  • Infection
  • Internal puncture
  • Kidney and heart problems
  • Lidocaine toxicity
  • Numbness

Most of the expected side effects will dissipate over the next few weeks. If you are experiencing any concerning or long-lasting reactions, please contact us immediately.

What’s included in the cost of liposuction?

The actual cost of Austin liposuction will be determined following a free consultation by one of our board-certified plastic surgeons.

Fees include:

  • Anesthesia
  • Operating room
  • Surgeon fee
  • All follow-up visits

Since body contouring may be performed on many different areas of the body, estimating the cost of liposuction is difficult to do without first consulting with a specialist. At Personique®, we offer free, no-pressure body assessment consultations for our patients. At your complimentary consultation, you will be able to discuss your aesthetic goals, see before and after photos of previous Austin liposuction patients and get an accurate quote for your surgery.


If you have tried it all and just can’t seem to get rid of certain pockets of fat, then it might be time to consider Liposuction. When you feel it’s time to take control of your body and regain your confidence, then we encourage you to contact Personique® today to schedule a free evaluation.

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