Women and men who choose our Fort Worth, Texas practice for liposuction are usually looking to put the finishing touches on an already healthy lifestyle. They are usually in generally good shape but have localized fat deposits that remain despite exercising and eating right. Dr. Steven Camp is a board-certified plastic surgeon who uses his extensive training and experience to sculpt contoured results that meet and exceed his patients’ aesthetic goals.
If you’re considering liposuction or another body contouring procedure, request a consultation using the online form to meet personally with Dr. Camp, or call our Fort Worth office at (817) 228-4315 to schedule an appointment.
A Customized Procedure
Dr. Camp believes great results begin at the consultation. Understanding the concerns you have about your body’s appearance and the results you desire is vital when Dr. Camp creates a customized treatment plan. In some cases, he may recommend an alternative procedure such as CoolSculpting®, a noninvasive fat reduction procedure that’s appropriate for certain patients, or nonsurgical KYBELLA® injections to reduce unwanted fat below the chin.
Combining liposuction with other body contouring and breast enhancement procedures, such as a tummy tuck and a breast enhancement procedure, is a popular option. Our mommy makeover patients benefit from this #HappyCamper experience that produces dramatic results from a single operation.
The liposuction techniques available today include various technologies, including laser-assisted and ultrasound liposuction. None of the techniques has been shown to produce better results than the other, and Dr. Camp believes power-assisted liposuction using the proven tumescent liposuction technique offers safe, reliable results.
In tumescent liposuction, Dr. Camp begins by infiltrating the treatment area with a saline solution that includes a local anesthetic and epinephrine, which helps limit bleeding. Liposuction is performed as an outpatient procedure and in most cases doesn’t require using a general anesthetic. Once the treatment area is numb, Dr. Camp inserts a specialized micro-cannula — a small tube which breaks up the fatty tissue and suctions it from the body. Power-assisted liposuction enables him to move the cannula with less manual force, resulting in less bruising and soreness compared to other types of liposuction.
Using the local anesthetic in tumescent liposuction results in a more comfortable recovery compared to a general anesthetic. Immediately after completing the procedure, Dr. Camp bandages the area and has you wear a compression garment that helps minimize swelling. Excess fluid drains from the tiny incisions and is absorbed by the bandages, greatly reducing the risk of having fluid trapped within the tissue.
Dr. Camp provides detailed postoperative instructions that, when followed, enhance the recovery process and lead to optimal results. Depending on the specific treatment area, you should plan on wearing the compression garment for 3 to 7 days after the procedure. Most patients can return to work about 2 days after liposuction, and can gradually resume their exercise routine starting about 4 days after the procedure.Back to Top