Liposuction In San Antonio TX

One of the most popular cosmetic procedures, liposuction is ideal for people with areas of stubborn fat that do not respond to diet and exercise. Liposuction results in the permanent removal of fatty tissue. The most common areas treated by liposuction are the abdomen, hips, thighs, love handles, back, knees, upper arms, and chin.

It is common to perform liposuction of the abdomen, hips, and thighs together. This treats the body as one aesthetic unit, giving the best overall results. Depending on your anatomy, it is possible that only parts of the body require treatment. If these areas are small, it may be possible to do arms, knees, or under the chin at the same time. If the contours are large, it may not be possible to do more than just one area. The surgery is personalized for your goals and anatomy.

Learn About Liposuction Plastic Surgery in San Antonio

  1. What Is Liposuction?
  2. Am I A Good Candidate For A Liposuction?
  3. Initial Consultation
  4. What Happens During The Liposuction Procedure?
  5. What Is The Recovery Like?
  6. What Results Should I Expect After The Procedure?
  7. Liposuction Vs. Tummy Tuck
  8. Cost And Financing Options
  9. Testimonials
  10. FAQ’s

Am I A Good Candidate For A Liposuction?

Liposuction is a procedure that can remove stubborn fat from certain areas of your body. It’s important to know that this is not a shortcut to weight loss and is best suited for healthy individuals who have already achieved a stable weight.

Initial Consultation

At the initial consultation, your health history will be reviewed and the liposuction procedure will be explained in great detail, and any alternative procedures, as well as the risks and benefits of surgery, will be discussed.

Here you will also check before and after photographs of Dr. Lawton‘s patients, and all of your questions will be answered.

During the consultation, your body contours including, skin excess, fat deposits, and muscular tone, will be evaluated. Here is where you will have the opportunity to point out the particular characteristics of your anatomy that you would like to improve or change.

After extensive discussion, you and Dr. Lawton will agree on which surgical plan will best achieve your goals. Our goal and commitment is that you leave this initial visit with a clear understanding of your surgical options, so that you can make an informed decision.

We are happy to answer any questions you may have later by Remington Oaks Medical Building Phone Number 210-496-2639, email or in another private consultation.

*There is never an additional charge for these subsequent visits.

Are You Ready For A New You?

For more information about Liposuction or to schedule a consultation with Lawton Plastic Surgery call our San Antonio TX office at
(210)-496-2639 or

What Happens During The Liposuction Procedure?

Liposuction is performed in our private AAAASF Certified Class-C Outpatient Surgical Center. The procedure takes about 1 hour per area to be treated.

Dr. Lawton uses the tumescent technique, which involves using a special fluid during the procedure. This fluid contains epinephrine, which helps to decrease the risk of bleeding and bruising, and lidocaine, which reduces the amount of anesthesia needed during surgery, and also helps to relieve pain after the surgery.

We use a type of anesthesia that is administered through an IV for this outpatient procedure. It is administered by an elite group of carefully selected, highly qualified, board-certified anesthesiologists and is designed to provide a smooth and gentle anesthetic experience, as well as prevent postoperative pain. This type of anesthesia allows Dr. Lawton to work on the areas being treated without causing pain.

Different sizes (3.7 mm, 4 mm, 4.6 mm, and 5 mm in diameter) of liposuction cannulae, which are medical instruments used during liposuction, are used depending on the amount of fat, the condition of the skin, the area being treated, the character of the fat, and the amount of fibrous tissue. The incisions are small and hidden in areas that are not easily noticeable.

What Is The Recovery Like After Liposuction?

After your surgery, it is important to get plenty of rest. At home, you will have medications to help with any pain you may feel. We also prescribe antibiotics to reduce the risk of infection. To reduce swelling and bruising, and speed up your recovery, we will provide you with a special compression garment, surgical vitamins, arnica, and bromelain.

We will see you the day after your surgery at our office. By the fourth or fifth day, the discomfort should be significantly reduced. You will need to come back in one week to have your sutures removed. By then, you should be feeling well enough to resume most of your normal activities, including work. However, it will take about six weeks for your wounds to heal to 50% of their full strength. Only after this time period, you can return to vigorous activities.

We will schedule follow-up appointments with you at 1 day, 1 week, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, and then every year after that. If needed, will see you more frequently, but these follow-up visits will always be free of charge.

What Results Should I Expect After Liposuction Procedure?

The success of liposuction is measured by changes in contour. You may also lose some weight and get into smaller size clothing, although this varies based on your anatomy. Fat removal is permanent, but it’s important to maintain healthy habits like eating well and exercising regularly to keep your new shape. Even if you gain weight after liposuction, the localized fat deposits that existed prior to surgery should not grow out of proportion to the surrounding areas.

Liposuction Vs. Tummy Tuck

Liposuction is for the patient who does not have issues with excess skin or loose muscles, but simply wants packets of fat removed in the abdomen, thighs, or hips.

In contrast, Tummy Tucks are designed to remove excess skin and tighten loose abdominal muscles in the midsection.

Choosing between a tummy tuck and liposuction ultimately depends on your body type and the results you are seeking. We may even recommend a combination of the two in order to get the look you truly want. If you need any more information about either of these procedures or would like help choosing which one is right for you, call us today at Remington Oaks Medical Building Phone Number 210-496-2639 and we can help you with any questions and concerns you have.

Cost And Financing Options For My Liposuction Procedure

The cost of a Liposuction procedure depends on several factors and variables and may vary from patient to patient. We provide financing options. If you are ready to change your life, the way you feel find out more about the new version of yourself, you can schedule a consultation, or call us at Remington Oaks Medical Building Phone Number 210-496-2639 with any questions about the costs involved with Liposuction surgery.


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Lawton Plastic Surgery

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial

Having surgery to correct my body shape from other surgeries had me very nervous. Dr Lawton was very straight forward and transparent before and during my surgery. The anesthesiologist was also phenomenal. I did not get sick and did not have any post surgery side effects which was a pleasant surprise. I was also surprised at how little pain I was in during the first week and stopped taking the pain medication day 4 except to help go to sleep since sleeping on a wedge was not the most comfortable for me since I had my back and abdomen done. The only prescription I used completely and used a refill on was the anti nausea as the first few days and occasionally in the morning I need help settling my stomach. I am very excited about coming back in a year to have corrective surgery in my legs as I am already seeing symmetry in my upper body where work was done. I will say, you should plan to wait for a while in the waiting room, but it is worth the wait.

- Allison M

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- Maria N

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Six months ago I had liposuction and breast augmentation surgery and I am extremely satisfied. I had a consultation with Dr. Lawton and after talking to him and seeing what a perfectionist he is, I was very impressed and I booked my surgery with no hesitation. He and his staff are the best, they answered any questions throughout the entire journey. The surgery which was painless as well as my quick recovery. I have recommended Dr. Lawton to many of my friends and I highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a successful experience.

- Alejandra

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This was my second time having a procedure with Dr. Lawton & once again he & his staff were absolutely phenomenal! The entire process ran very smooth & they left no questions unanswered. He is a true professional & dedicated to the art of plastic surgery. Dr Lawton treats your body like a work of art, giving you the results of true perfection. Most importantly he’s a man of integrity & always honest about the procedures you will need based on your body to give you the best results. Love him & his staff! To Dr Lawton and his staff, thank you for your dedication & professionalism while I was coming out of anesthesia. You’re simply the best! 🥰

- Deberah P

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With almost my year anniversary coming up, I wanted to take time to thank Dr. Lawton and his incredible staff for their amazing job in providing excellent customer service by going above and beyond to make me feel great inside my own skin. There was absolutely no doubt that Dr. Lawton is effectively capable of providing outstanding results. As a result, I am more confident, happier, and grateful to have had world class treatment from him. You will not be disappointed.

- Rafael R

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