Liposuction Surgeon, Dr. Scot Martin Serving Las Cruces And El Paso Patients
Through the use of liposuction, Las Cruces and El Paso patients can augment or alter the soft tissue elements of their body, further defining their natural contours. This can be accomplished through the removal of subcutaneous fat. Sometimes even well-balanced diet and exercise cannot eradicate all of the body’s excess fatty deposits. Biologically, there are certain areas of fatty tissue that are immune to healthy habits and an active lifestyle.
In order to fight unwanted fat, patients turn to Dr. Scot Martin for lipo. Through precision targeting, patients can address specific problem areas such as:
- Lower back
- Inner and outer thighs
- Around the knee
- Chin, neck, and jaw
- Underarm region
Are You A Candidate?
Although lipo can be used to remove unwanted, stubborn fat that is otherwise unresponsive to physical activity and diet, it is not a substitute for these weight loss methods. The ideal patient will be near or have reached their goal weight. The closer patients are to their ideal form and the less fatty tissue removed, the better the results.
If too much fat is removed, skin elasticity will be lost, resulting in sagging, excess skin. This is why it is crucial that patients utilize other methods of weight loss first and maintain a healthy weight prior to surgery. Results are immediate but not altogether permanent. If a patient returns to unhealthy eating habits or a sedentary lifestyle, new fatty deposits may begin to accumulate.
Ultimately, patients should be within 30% of their ideal weight, have optimal skin elasticity, and good muscle tone. Patients should otherwise be healthy with no major illnesses or prior medical conditions that could prolong or prevent the healing process. Ideally, patients should be non-smokers or quit smoking well before the procedure.
Lastly, patients should have specific, yet realistic aesthetic goals, which can be outlined during an initial consultation with Dr. Martin. From these goals, Dr. Martin can develop a personalized procedure plan to best address each patient’s concerns, goals, and individual body.
Lipo can enhance the results of almost any cosmetic procedure. The removal of excess fatty tissue near or within the procedure site can better define the contours being augmented. Such supplemental procedures include, but are not limited to:
- Tummy Tuck
A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), whether “full” or “mini,” can improve patients’ abdominal contouring. When performed in conjunction with liposculpture, excess fat, skin, and tissue are removed and tightened around the lower torso, resulting in a more streamlined figure. In addition to a tummy tuck, some patients request lipo to surrounding areas (for instance, above the belly button, around the buttocks, and lower back) to fully balance their new figure.
- Breast Augmentation
Once the shape and size of the bust has been enhanced, some patients request liposuction as a means to remove fat from the underarm region (near the armpit), under the arms, and around the stomach. This allows patients to show off their new curves and underlying muscle tone with total confidence. Dr. Martin specializes in breast augmentation procedures and has even received recognition as a LEAD (Leadership, Experience and Development) by the Mentor Corporation for his work.
- Breast Reduction & Breast Lift
Just as lipo can enhance the effects of breast augmentation, the same can be said for breast lift or breast reduction. After removing excess fat in the chest, back, arms, or stomach regions, patients can more confidently appreciate the results of a breast lift or breast reduction. Often, patients are embarrassed or troubled by ptotic (drooping) breasts or excess breast tissue, causing them to hide their body, rather than embrace it. With the added benefits of liposculpture, a more complete body contouring can be achieved.
About The Procedure & Recovery
First, you will be given anesthesia to ensure your total comfort. All lipoplasty is conducted through a canella (thin, hollow tube), which is carefully inserted into thoughtfully positioned incision points. These incisions are miniscule so scarring is kept to a minimum. Fatty deposits are then dislodged and removed by a controlled back and forth motion. The canella is then used to vacuum out excess fat. Lipo can be used to cover a number of bodily regions, addressing multiple issues in one simple procedure.
The results are immediate. Some swelling and fluid retention is to be expected immediately following the procedure, but should subside fully after a couple of months with the help of a specialized compression garment. Dr. Martin will also provide medication in order to reduce swelling, promote proper healing, and prevent infection. Depending on the location of the procedure site, some recovery periods may be more uncomfortable than others; generally, recovery is quick and relatively painless.
Drains may be placed under the skin near the incision sites to promote proper drainage of excess blood and fluids. During your initial consultation with Dr. Martin, he will be better able to accurately describe the recovery process and your specific recovery timeline. Most patients are able to return to work within a couple of days. After the procedure, Dr. Martin will again address these issues and outline the proper care and cleaning process for your incision sites.
Ultimately, each patient is unique, as is their procedure and their recovery. Consequently, Dr. Martin will be better able to address the specific nature of your liposuction procedure and answer individual questions pertaining to the following topics and more:
- Procedure candidacy
- Surgery aftercare
- Supplemental medications
- Follow-up exams and appointments
- Compression garments
- Physical activity after surgery
Why Choose Dr. Martin?
It is absolutely crucial to Dr. Martin that you are 100% confident before, during, and after your procedure. As a result, he aims to provide in-depth, comprehensive information, not only during your personal consultation, but throughout the entire process. Dr. Martin approaches each patient as an individual, carefully listening to and assessing your personal goals and expectations, ultimately developing the optimal procedure plan for you. Because he is so in-tune with his patients, Dr. Martin is able to deliver beautiful, natural results that leave patients feeling satisfied and confident.
Scot A. Martin, M.D. is a board certified plastic surgeon with a specialty in body contouring procedures. Due to his exceptional dedication to both his patients and the field of plastic surgery, Dr. Martin has been designated a LEAD Surgeon by Mentor Corporation. Additionally, Dr. Martin holds numerous memberships and awards from such societies as American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Board of Plastic Surgeons, and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. The American Association Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF) has certified Dr. Martin’s on-site surgical center with the highest level of accreditation.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Martin today to pursue your personal aesthetic goals. Come prepared to discuss the issues you wish to address through liposuction. Las Cruces and El Paso patients, as well as those travelling from surrounding areas such as Albuquerque, can expect to receive in-depth, comprehensive information on liposuction as well as any other cosmetic procedures. Contact Dr. Martin’s on-site surgical center in Las Cruces, NM at 575-521-7111 or fill out the form below.