Liposuction in Dallas, TX, with Dr. Stephanie Teotia

If you are troubled by stubborn pockets of fat that refuse to go away despite your best dieting and exercise efforts, liposuction could be the answer.

Liposuction is one of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures performed today, and it is popular for a good reason. It offers you visible results with minimal recovery time and discomfort. Liposuction surgery can eliminate excess fat and reveal your body’s natural contours. Dr. Stephanie Teotia, a board-certified female plastic surgeon serving the greater Dallas area, is ready to partner with you as you proceed along your liposuction journey.

Contact Dr. Teotia’s caring, all-female team today at (214) 823-9652, or schedule a consultation to learn more!

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Why Choose Dr. Teotia for your Liposuction?

Partnering with Dr. Teotia for your liposuction means you can enjoy some unique advantages, including:


Dr. Teotia listens to her patients and tailors her cosmetic surgeries to meet their needs. Rather than taking a general approach to plastic surgery, Dr. Teotia strives to give each patient the look they want.

Natural-looking results

Dr. Teotia will do everything possible to ensure your liposuction results are symmetrical, natural, and align with your unique aesthetic goals.


To gain the best liposuction results in Dallas, you’ll need the skill set of an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Teotia.

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction slims and reshapes specific areas of the body. It does this by removing excess fat deposits to restore your body’s aesthetic contours. Dr. Teotia can use liposuction to address multiple cosmetic concerns, including fat in the thighs, hips, abdomen, back, chest area, calves, ankles, neck and more.

Despite what many people think, liposuction surgery is not meant to be a weight loss solution. It is not a quick fix for obesity, and it is not a substitute for diet and exercise. There is a limit as to how much fat a doctor can remove during a procedure.

What are the Benefits of Liposuction?

Liposuction with Dr. Teotia can provide:

Above all, Dr. Teotia wants you to experience the benefits that you want to see from your liposuction procedure. She will work closely with you to determine your goals and the results you are looking to achieve. It’s ultimately up to you to decide which areas of the body are a concern, and Dr. Teotia is here to help!

Let's Start a Partnership!

Dr. Teotia believes during every aspect of your aesthetic journey, trust and communication are essential. When you choose to partner with Dr. Teotia, you can expect a personalized approach from a specialist who genuinely has your best interest in mind. She invites you to meet with her and our friendly, all-female team to learn more about what we can do for you.


Who is a Good Candidate for Liposuction in Dallas?

While Dr. Teotia would like to help all her patients seeking liposuction, she genuinely has their best interest in mind. She will conduct a full medical examination before planning your liposuction procedure in order to ensure that you are safe and prepared for surgery.
Generally, good candidates need to:

You will need to have a healthy mental outlook about the liposuction procedure. Although patients can achieve dramatic results, you should look for a size reduction that’s realistic for your body shape. 

Typically, this means a BMI or Body Mass Index of 30 or lower. This is a vital aspect needed to gain the best outcome.

When you remove fat from an area, your skin needs to shrink to accommodate your new shape.

Smoking blocks blood flow to the skin, which complicates the healing process. If you are a smoker, you will need to quit smoking in order to be a candidate for liposuction.

How Is Liposuction Performed?

Some liposuction procedures may only require local anesthesia. If this is the case, Dr. Teotia can perform this procedure from the comfort of her own office. More involved procedures may employ general anesthesia and will take place in a comfortable and accredited surgical setting. You may be given a sedative, typically through an IV injection, to help you remain calm and relaxed.

Once you’ve been sedated, Dr. Teotia will insert a cannula, or thin tube, into a small incision. Dr. Teotia uses this cannula to break up the fat cells and suction them out of the body. Once the fat has been adequately removed, your incisions will then be closed.

Your procedure’s duration will vary depending on the area and extent of your operation. If you’ve had general anesthesia, you will wake up in a recovery room. When you are ready to leave, you will need a friend or family member to drive you home.

What Should I Expect During my Liposuction Recovery?

It is normal for patients to experience both bruising and swelling after liposuction. Therefore, the treated area can temporarily appear larger than it did before the procedure. To promote healing and recovery, you may have to take anywhere from three days to a week off from work. Dr. Teotia recommends wearing compression garments for six weeks after surgery to help your body assume its newer shape.

You should also avoid any strenuous activities for at least two weeks or until Dr. Teotia gives her approval. Dr. Teotia will give you a comprehensive list of aftercare instructions to help you manage your liposuction recovery process. She and her team will also be available if you have any issues during this time. Final liposuction results are judged six months after surgery.

Dallas Liposuction FAQS

Thanks to Dr. Teotia’s anesthesia options, you will not feel pain during the procedure. Any soreness afterward is managed with pain medications.
Possible complications include asymmetry, poor wound healing, fluid accumulation, development of a blood clot and other conditions. Dr. Teotia is highly trained and well prepared to handle any of the associated risks of this procedure. During your consultation and pre-operative appointments, she will give you a full medical examination and inform you of any potential dangers.

The cost will depend on the extent of your procedures, which means you will need to consult Dr. Teotia to get an answer that applies to your specific goals. She will work with you to find the most cost-effective solution for your needs.

During your liposuction procedure, Dr. Teotia physically removes fat cells from your body. Once these fat cells are removed, they are gone forever.

There are numerous types of liposuction that providers may offer (i.e., tumescent liposuction, ultrasound-assisted liposuction, laser-assisted liposuction, power-assisted liposuction, etc.). Dr. Teotia will decide which method is right for you based on your needs and goals.

Liposuction alone is great for patients who have pockets of fat but good skin laxity. For patients who have lost significant amounts of weight, a tummy tuck may be a better option. Tummy tuck surgery tightens abdominal muscles, removes excess skin and unwanted fat, and more. Additionally, patients can also choose to have a mommy makeover, which is a more comprehensive treatment plan that includes multiple procedures (tummy tuck, liposuction, breast augmentation, breast lift/ breast reduction, etc.). Dr. Teotia will work with you to develop a treatment plan that aligns with your goals. 

Liposuction is a body contouring procedure designed to target specific areas of stubborn fat that fail to respond to diet and exercise rather than a weight loss solution. It is best for patients who still struggle with localized fat deposits, despite being at or near their ideal weight.

While you may notice a small improvement immediately afterward, it may take several months to see liposuction’s full effects. Be patient and wear your compression garments as instructed while the residual bruising and swelling continue to subside, and your body adapts to its new contours.

Liposuction is not an ideal solution for cellulite—a harmless, yet unsightly condition caused by fibrous bands beneath the skin. Fortunately, Dr. Teotia offers minimally invasive Avéli cellulite reduction to improve cellulite’s uneven, “orange-peel” appearance and texture.

Your liposuction surgery’s duration will vary depending on your customized procedural plan. Removing fat from multiple problem areas in one sitting will add to the procedure’s complexity and total time. Dr. Teotia will discuss this with you in your private consultation.

Scarring from liposuction is minimal and typically consists of tiny, inconspicuous marks. These tend to fade over time and are usually well-hidden within natural body creases.

Yes. Many of our patients choose to create more comprehensive results by pairing their liposuction surgery with complementary procedures such as a tummy tuck or breast augmentation. After meeting with you and learning more about what you want to achieve, Dr. Teotia can help you decide if combining surgeries aligns with your cosmetic goals.

Your Consultation Awaits!

Your next step is to visit Dr. Teotia for a one-on-one meeting! Many patients in Turtle Creek, Oak Lawn and the greater Dallas area have chosen Dr. Teotia as their liposuction specialist because of her outstanding results, care, and partnership. She and her team are ready to help you find the results you are looking for through liposuction or any of her other face, breast, and body procedures. 

 We invite you to contact Dr. Teotia’s caring team at (214) 823-9652, or schedule a consultation online today!