Liposuction in Dallas, TX

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What is Liposuction?

No matter how much you diet and exercise, you may still have stubborn pockets of fat that prevent you from being completely confident in your appearance. Lindsey Tavakolian, M.D at Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center offers the latest techniques to eliminate fat from the body safely. Liposuction surgery is a body contouring procedure that reduces pockets of fat from stubborn areas to create a leaner appearance. Liposuction is often combined with other procedures as an adjunct to help better contour a result. When we see you for your consultation Dr. Lindsey will examine areas of concern and help you learn how you can reach your aesthetic goals. We want to help you look and feel amazing.

How Does Liposuction Work?


After liposuction, surgery patients are able to safely recover at home and return to work in about 3-6 days. Most patients typically experience swelling and some bruising. All patients will wear a compression garment for about 4-6 weeks after surgery. Most liposuction patients resume workouts and other strenuous activities about three weeks after surgery. 

The results of liposuction are permanent, and your clothes will fit better. Fat cells that are removed do not return, but any fat cells remaining can still increase in size when you gain weight. If you gain weight following liposuction, it is possible to have some increased fat in the area treated, but, usually, other areas of the body will accumulate extra fat instead.

Dr. Lindsey and the staff of the Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center will provide you with detailed written and verbal instructions on aftercare and will be available to address any questions or concerns that may arise.


Candidates for liposuction include men and women who are 18 years of age or older and are unhappy with their appearance due to areas of excess fat on the body. It is important to understand that liposuction is not a cure for obesity. Most liposuction patients have tried to lose weight through traditional means, such as diet and exercise, and are seeking surgical enhancement to help them achieve their goals.

This procedure is more appropriate for patients with localized fat bulges that may be genetic and have not been affected by weight reduction and exercise.

The quality of your skin is vital in determining the aesthetic outcome of the liposuction. Youthful, elastic skin will contract easily, usually leaving a smooth surface. Older persons, or those with very poor skin tone, may not be good candidates for liposuction alone. They may require surgical removal of excess skin—for example, an abdominoplasty and thigh or buttocks lifts—done in conjunction with or instead of liposuction.


Liposuction is performed as an outpatient surgery under general anesthesia. Smaller areas, like the neck, can be suctioned using only local anesthesia. When performing liposuction a small incision is made in an inconspicuous area near the area to be suctioned. Sterile saline with epinephrine is injected into the fat to help minimize bruising and blood loss. This is commonly known as the tumescent technique. Next, a narrow, blunt-ended, hollow surgical instrument—called a cannula—will be inserted through the incision to sculpt the area by removing an appropriate amount of excess fat. After the fat has been suctioned, the incisions are closed with a few tiny sutures, and an elastic garment or binder is applied to help skin heal smoothly and minimize swelling.

Dr. Lindsey Tavakolian is an incredible artist of a surgeon. She listens carefully, plans your surgery studiously, advises you abundantly, and ultimately molds your body beautifully. She has a true passion for and talent for mommy makeovers. I am forever grateful for what she has provided me - a body with natural curves that demands confidence and that made me feel brand new. After having 3 big babies and breastfeeding them all, I was left with a body that no longer felt my own. Dr. Tavakolian used her careful and practiced hands to craft exactly what I desired. I underwent breast augmentation and flank/abdominal liposuction after in depth explanation of whether or not more surgery could provide a better result. We agreed ‘less is more’ and I am incredibly happy with my result. I have never felt more comfortable in my own skin. If you desire a beautiful and natural appearing outcome, look no further! Thank you so much, Dr. Tavakolian!!

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Fat removal with liposuction at Lindsey Tavakolian, M.D.: Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center offers both women and men the chance to address focal areas of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. Without the help of liposuction, it can be frustrating to gain the slimming results you want. We will formulate a liposuction treatment plan depending on your personal attributes and concerns. We invite you to get in touch with our office in Dallas, TX, and schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Lindsey Tavakolian.

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