Dallas, TX plastic surgeon, Dr. Daniel Beck, offers liposuction for patients who desire a slimmer figure. Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery that removes stubborn fat from areas of the body that are resistant to diet and exercise. Men and women most commonly remove fat from the stomach, hips, lower back, thighs, arms, chin and chest. The surgeon uses a tube-like tool called a cannula to loosen fat cells, and remove them from the body. This procedure helps patients achieve a slimmer contour, but should not be used as a solution for being overweight. Men and women considering liposuction should be at or near a stabilized, ideal weight.
"I'm very happy with the results from my experience with Dr. Beck. He was very patient, listened and offered his opinions on what and what not to do based on what he learned about me and my personal goals."- T.B. / Yelp / Apr 26, 2015
"Active 60 Year Old Wanting to Keep Up with Grandchildren and Enjoy Adventures - Dallas, TX - Again, very personable. He did not talk over you, but let you know what he was doing or going to do step by step. Very impressed with his "bed-side manners". He made me feel comfortable with the sensitivity of the nature of the surgery by being very discreet. He answered every question and concern that I had. The surgery went well, and of course, I was unaware that I had been out for over 5 hours. Liposuction was done under my arms since 3 lbs. were taken off of each breast. I am still swollen and numb in those areas, but there was much work done there. My overall experience with the doctor and the surgery was excellent, and I will forever recommend Dr. Daniel Beck to everyone I know needing this type of work done! - - I had been wanting to have a breast reduction for 30 years, but was told that if you were even 5 lbs. overweight, insurance would not help. So, given the information, I put it off for years. I was now getting close to retirement, started talking to my general physician about it, and she recommended Dr. Daniel Beck. This man is remarkable! He was professional, polite, handled the sensitive case with utmost dignity , and put my mind at ease. He answered every question that I had at the time, and I came away from my 1st visit excited. My motivation for the surgery was my grandkids! I want to enjoy family and do things as I am able. This will help me! It has been 6 months and I will be going in next week for that appt. Dr. Beck has incredible manners and his knowledge of every detail of the surgery makes me feel really comfortable, He is very affirming, and yet is straight on with you about do's and don'ts. I am quite impressed with this doctor to the extent that I would recommend Dr. Daniel Beck to everyone wanting or needing cosmetic surgery! He treated me in a way that made me feel valued and special. Therefore, I know he is that way with all of his patients - he's as good as they come. Thank you Mesquite Employee Health Clinic for the recommendation, You steered me RIGHT!"- P. / RealSelf / Jun 03, 2016
"Dr. Beck was the second plastic surgeon with whom I consulted. I'm a 51 year old male who had lost 80 lbs and needed a significant abdominoplasty and related liposuction on my flanks. Dr. Beck has excellent patient communication skills, kept me informed throughout the process and helped me get prepared pre-surgery to minimize issues during recovery. I would highly recommend him for any cosmetic procedures and I would not hesitate to go see him again myself for any follow-up work."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / May 15, 2017
"Great experience with major procedure - Dr. Beck was the second plastic surgeon with whom I consulted. I'm a 51 year old male who had lost 80 lbs and needed a significant abdominoplasty and related liposuction on my flanks. Dr. Beck has excellent patient communication skills, kept me informed throughout the process and helped me get prepared pre-surgery to minimize issues during recovery. I would highly recommend him for any..."- L. / RealSelf / May 14, 2017
"Lipo - Best plastic surgeon. Highly recommend him......super happy with my body."- Anonymous / Vitals / May 30, 2017
Liposuction Surgical Technique
Tumescent "Super-Wet" Lipo
Tumescent liposuction, known as the “Super-Wet” approach, is a suction-assisted (SAL) technique that uses a solution and power-aided motor to help remove stubborn fat. The surgeon injects the solution, made of saline, lidocaine and epinephrine (to control bleeding), into the problem areas. The surgeon then inserts the cannula attached to the motor to remove fat cells from the body at a controlled speed. The motor helps surgeons remove anywhere from several ounces to a few pounds of fat.
Ultrasound-Assisted Lipo (UAL)
Another surgical technique commonly used is the ultrasound-assisted (UAL), or ultrasonic, approach. Surgeons perform this dual process on denser areas of fat, such as in the thighs and stomach. During this technique, ultrasound waves loosen and melt fat into a liquid. Surgeons then use the cannula to extract the solution. This surgical method is more popular among men wanting more defined and contoured muscles.
Laser-Assisted Lipo (LAL)
Laser-assisted liposuction uses laser technology to introduce a burst of energy to the specified area of fat. The laser loosens and liquefies the fat for removal. This particular type of liposuction includes brand names such as SmartLipo, SlimLipo, Lipolite Laser Liposculpture, LipoLite, and ProLipo PLUS.
Liposuction During/After Surgery
Liposuction is an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia at a hospital or surgery center. The procedure lasts about 30 minutes for each body part. It can be a stand-alone surgery, or combined with other procedures. However, the surgeon may suggest performing the surgery over a period of time for the safety of the patient. After surgery, patients are required to wear a compression garment to help the body adjust to its new shape. Bruising and swelling will subside within 1 week, but patients will not see final results for several months. Liposuction does leave a small scar, but it fades over time.
Liposuction Expected Cost
The average cost for liposuction depends on the technique and scope of the surgery. Schedule an appointment for a customized consultation with Dr. Beck to determine the cost of your procedure.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Procedure Time
- 1-4 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Week
- Procedure Recovery Location
Is it Safe?
While today’s surgical techniques are safe, patients can experience poor results from inexperienced surgeons. It is important for patients to do their research, and find an experienced surgeon that can help them achieve the best, most natural-looking results.
The results of liposuction can be seen for many years following surgery if the patient follows a healthy diet and exercise program. Removed fat cells do not come back, but patients can still gain weight if their remaining fat cells grow.
Too Much Fat?
Yes, there can be too much fat. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons does not recommend removing more than 10 pounds of fat for the safety of the patient. Removing more than 10 pounds is considered high-volume liposuction, which increases the chances of complications from the surgery. Patients are advised to be near or at their ideal weight before undergoing liposuction.
While liposuction removes fat and improves contour and shape, it does not address sagging or drooping skin. If skin laxity is a concern, patients can talk to the surgeon during the consultation to discuss their options for improving skin texture, such as a tummy tuck, thigh, neck, arm or butt lift.