Houston, TX plastic surgeon, Dr. Edward Lee, offers liposuction, a body contouring surgery that effectively removes fat from an area of the body. There are several variations of liposuction we can use to reduce fat, reshape the body, and create a slimmer figure. While tumescent liposuction is the traditional, "gold-standard" approach, there are numerous other alternatives for patients who may not want or need surgical fat removal, such as laser-assisted liposuction, ultrasound-assisted lipo, and other methods. The most common areas we treat using liposuction include the abdomen, hips, thighs, flanks/lower back, upper arms, and neck. Liposuction can be combined with other procedures for optimal results, and it can be performed on more than one area of the body at a time. During your consultation, we will evaluate the problematic areas you wish to address, and discuss which liposuction option will best achieve the figure you desire.
"Dr. Lee is very personable! He is always very thoughtful and kind. If you are looking to get a procedure done, he will be able to kindly guide you through the process. Very seldom do you meet a doctor who is as considerate and relational as Dr. Lee!"- J.B. / Facebook / Mar 12, 2017
"Dr. Lee performed successful trigger thumb surgeries (right & left) for my daughter (7 yo). I was very nervous about my dtr needing surgery & kept delaying it until I found him. I sought 2nd opinions, but after meeting Dr. Lee in consultation, I knew he was the right surgeon. He explained every detail calmly & answered all my questions. He is knowledgeable & highly skilled. My dtr had no complications or infections; she recovered quickly. Today, she has perfectly working thumbs, hardly any scar!"- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Apr 17, 2018
"I went today for my first facial with Teta. A friend had referred me so I decided to see what it was all about. When I arrived I was greeted immediately by 3 friendly faces. They welcomed me in and offered me a beverage. So far so good! First class service! Shortly after I began my facial not knowing really what to expect. Teta was very knowledgeable and made me feel very comfortable. I left feeling rejuvenated and fresh faced! This was a great experience and I have already booked my next appointment! I feel good about my skin :) Thank you Teta and Nuveau for a first class experience from start to finish! I would definitely recommend!"- B.S. / Yelp / Apr 04, 2018
"Ok I don't even know where to start so I'll start with how caring and professional Dr Lee was from the first moment I met him, his office was amazingly clean and smelled so good and not to mention a beautiful office, his staff Eva, and I apologize for forgetting the other young ladies name but they were absolute sweethearts just being nice sometimes can go further than you could ever imagine, now getting back to Dr Lee, I was terrified about having my procedure, however I made my decision based on his education, reviews, and mostly his smile it was one of the most genuine smiles I'd seen unlike many doctors today they make you feel like NEXT I've got another right after this but Dr Lee actually wanted to take his time and Perfect his work he expressed it and definitely showed it, after I got home and finally removed the wrapping after 2 days(nervously) but as I kept unwrapping I was confused looking for scars I just knew I'd have racetracks all over that area and I cried real tears because I didn't find one ugly or nasty scar that man is amazing my life will never be the same I can't wait to go shopping and show off a little lol I'm gonna conclude here because there's so much more I could say but Dr Lee if you ever read this review I just wanna say God truly blessed you with an amazing gift and heart and with the utmost respect you are beautiful on the outside, it was one of my first thoughts but my last thought was how beautiful you are on the inside....(I have to get this out) PLEASE go and help those poor celebrities in Hollywood they really could use your services"- A.C. / Yelp / Feb 14, 2018
"Dr. Lee is very friendly and helpful. He takes time to work with you and always want you to have the best experience."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Dec 30, 2017
If you have realistic expectations of what liposuction can do for your figure, you are an ideal candidate for liposuction. It is also best if you are in good health, and need help with localized fat deposits on the neck, chin, upper arms, abdominal wall, back, hips, or thighs that will not budge even with diet and exercise. Liposuction patients have great skin elasticity so that the skin looks firm after the procedure. Of course, lipo is not performed on patients as a weight loss surgery. Also, a woman of childbearing years should consider waiting until she has no plans on becoming pregnant again, as a pregnancy will change the results of the surgery. The best candidates are at their goal weight.
In an out-patient setting, you will be put under a general anesthetic for your liposuction procedure (especially if you are having more than one surgery performed). A very small incision will be made into the skin in the treatment area, and a tube called a cannula will be entered into the incision. The cannula is a tool that helps loosen the fat as it is being suctioned out. Once the fatty deposits have been removed, the incision will be closed. Depending on the number of areas treated, your surgery could last 1 – 3 hours. In our dedicated recovery area, your post-operation nurse will help manage your pain, and care for your incision site until your discharge.
What to Expect
You may be in recovery at home from liposuction for 1 – 3 weeks, depending on the number of treatments performed, and size of the treatment area. It is normal to see swelling and bruising for 1 – 2 weeks, and you can have the sutures removed on day 7 to day 10. What is most important after having liposuction, is to allow your body to recover and heal. You may be able to go to work quickly (within 2 – 3 days) after your procedure, but we ask that you take it easy. Stick to light workouts and go for walks as you build up strength. Keep in mind, you may see changes after 6 weeks, but it takes 6 – 10 months before your new body shape and contour is visible.
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Without liposuction, you may have put in countless hours at the gym, or just couldn't seem to change your body after baby with regimented diet and exercise. We understand that sometimes fat cells are stubborn, and our office takes appointments for liposuction consultations for this very reason. Whether you want to look better in a swimsuit, or just want a better proportioned body, liposuction can be used to treat many different needs for patients. The results of liposuction may last for many years, and its outcome can be made long-term by maintaining your weight. Call us and schedule today.