Sometimes, it doesn’t matter how much you diet or how much you exercise – you can’t rid yourself of the fat pockets on your stomach, hips, thighs, and buttocks. Unfortunately, heredity may be working against you and you may not be able to remove certain areas of fat on your own. You can address these problem areas with liposuction from Dr. Robert Najera, a skilled liposuction and plastic surgeon serving the Frisco, Plano, Allen, McKinney and surrounding areas. Liposuction is a procedure where small incisions are made on the areas receiving treatment. Then, a specialized tool is inserted to remove the fat cells. After a short recovery period, you’ll have the body shape you’ve worked so hard to attain.
"Dr Najera Fixed the Botched Work of Another Physician - Plano, TX - I waited 5 years after a different surgeon botched the liposuction of my abdomen before I put my trust in Dr. Najera. My only regret is that I didn't have Dr. Najera work his magic sooner! My best friend (and her mother) had beautiful results from Dr. Najera which is the only reason I saw him for a consultation. He assured me that he could significantly improve the look with a mini-tuck + fat graphing and liposuction. I also had him replace my 14 year old breast implants with larger implants because of the age of the implants. WOW! He did an amazing job and I'm finally back into a bikini; which I thought I would never wear in public again. Dr. Najera and his staff were very comforting, professional, always on-time and friendly. I highly recommend him!"- W. / RealSelf / Jun 24, 2014
"Arm Lift & Tummy Tuck Following Following 150# Weight Loss - Frisco, TX - I am scheduled for Abdominplasty w/ standard liposuction and bilateral Brachioplasty (arm lift). After losing over 150 pounds over the last 7 years following lap band surgery I am in desperate need of the skin removal surgery. I scheduled this surgery six months ago to align with my slow period at work and plan to take off almost two weeks following surgery. I will update following my pre-operational appointment and surgery."- M. / RealSelf / Nov 07, 2015
"Gorgeous Results - I moved to DFW in the middle of breast reconstruction with couple issues pending to be taken care of. My breast surgeon was the one who referred me to Dr. Najera, for which I thank God every day, as the end results of Dr. Najera's work are down right gorgeous!!! Dr. Najera performed liposuction, which beautifully sculpted my body, and used that fat to masterfully build the perfect for me..."- L. / RealSelf / Sep 12, 2017
"I moved to DFW in the middle of breast reconstruction with couple issues pending to be taken care of. My breast surgeon was the one who referred me to Dr. Najera, for which I thank God every day, as the end results of Dr. Najera's work are down right gorgeous!!! Dr. Najera performed liposuction, which beautifully sculpted my body, and used that fat to masterfully build the perfect for me..."- L. / RealSelf / Sep 12, 2017
"35 Yo in Desperate Need of a Mommy Makeover - Frisco, TX - From the moment I began my research into Dr. Najera, I was impressed. His education, training, previous work, and his overall personality speak volumes. Dr. Najera is a perfectionist and his goal is to exceed his patient's expectations. And he does!!! His soft spoken and gentle nature instills a sense of confidence and comfort in an otherwise awkward situation. I really appreciated his willingness to spend time with me and answer all of my questions, without ever feeling rushed. I've also noticed his consideration for his patient's time. I've never had to wait long to see him in clinic. He's also done a fantastic job hiring the perfect patient-care personalities for his office staff. Amber, his patient coordinator, is great and so compassionate and thorough. She has a way of communicating that makes you feel cared for and confident. Zelene, in his office, always greets you with a sweet smile and concerns about how you're feeling. Rathy, set up my appointments and was very considerate of my drive when scheduling. Kellie Knutson, his PA, is also an asset to the team. She's complementary and very gentle. The entire office is professional and friendly and made my experience that much more pleasant."- M. / RealSelf / Jul 15, 2016
Best Candidates for Liposuction
If you are at a healthy weight, but you still have pockets of fat that won’t disappear, then liposuction with VASER Lipo may help. VASER Lipo can be used to treat a wide variety of areas, including the abdomen, thighs, knees, buttocks, hips, arms, male and female breasts, love handles, and more – almost any part of the body can undergo treatment with VASER Lipo. Liposuction is not meant for weight loss and it is recommended that no more than 10 pounds of fat be removed during the procedure.
About the Surgery
Surgical tumescent liposuction is the traditional liposuction approach used for patients desiring immediate and dramatic results. This approach uses a device known as a cannula that is inserted through the skin, which removes fat cells. A solution containing local anesthetic and tumescent fluid is introduced beneath the area of concern to help minimize bleeding, bruising and overall patient discomfort. Dr. Najera removes the fat by using a motor to help control how much fat is removed and at what speed. Fat removal can range from several ounces to a few pounds.
Like traditional liposuction, VASER Lipo can help remove fat from areas that diet and exercise have little to no effect on. What sets VASER Lipo apart is its ability to achieve more precise results while protecting sensitive tissues, such as nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue. VASER Lipo uses ultrasound energy to break apart fat for removal, yielding a more precise outcome and resulting in less bruising around the treatment area. Once liposuction treatment and recovery have been completed, a healthy and active lifestyle will help you retain your slimmer silhouette. Often, patients see results immediately, with peak results occurring at around 3-6 months after surgery.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $3,500 - $6,500
- Recovery Time
- 1 Week
- Average Procedure Time
- 1-5 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 2 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
Liposuction Tuck FAQs
- Length: 1 - 3 hours (depending on the extent of the procedure)
- Anesthesia: General or local with sedation
- In/Outpatient: Usually outpatient, but an overnight stay may be required for high volume liposuction
- Side Effects: Temporary swelling, bruising, and some pain
- Risks: Pain, bleeding, infection, incomplete improvement, and contour irregularity
- Recovery: Back to work: 1 week; More strenuous activity: 2 - 3 weeks
- Final Appearance: 1 - 3 months for swelling to completely resolve