Liposuction Specialist

Dallas, Texas Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.

What is liposuction?

Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery that permanently removes fat cells from your body. It can be performed as a stand-alone procedure or in conjunction with a breast reduction, tummy tuck, or facelift. Liposuction is a great way to alter the contouring in your:
  • Abdomen
  • Hips
  • Buttocks
  • Thighs
  • Upper arms
  • Face
  • Flanks
While liposuction does remove a significant volume of fat in the targeted area, it can’t eliminate cellulite. Having realistic expectations is an important part of any cosmetic surgery, and during your consultation with David M. Godat, MD, he takes the time to explain the results you can expect.

What is the liposuction process like?

Liposuction can be performed using sedation or general anesthesia so you’ll be able to rest comfortably throughout the procedure. Dr. Godat prefers tumescent liposuction, a technique that involves injecting a sterile saline solution with pain medication into the treatment area.
That solution makes it easier to suction out fat cells. The device used to remove those cells is a thin cannula, and the incisions are less than a ¼ inch in length. Dr. Godat takes care to place your incisions in areas where they will not be noticeable after healing.
Once he’s pleased with the results, Dr. Godat closes and bandages the incisions, and you’ll move to a recovery area while your anesthesia wears off. You’ll likely be able to return home the same day.

What is the recovery process like after liposuction?

You’ll receive pain medication to use the first few days after your procedure. From that point forward, you can use over-the-counter pain medication as needed to address soreness. Dr. Godat provides a special compression garment to wear in the weeks following your procedure.
It’s normal to have some lingering soreness in the treatment area for a few weeks afterward. You may be able to return to work within a few days, but it may take weeks before you can resume higher activity levels.
Dr. Godat removes your sutures during your one-week postoperative visit. You’ll need to follow Dr. Godat’s instructions in regard to activity level and immersion in water. Your healing process depends in large part on your overall health. If you’re a smoker, make every effort to quit prior to your procedure, as smoking impedes the healing process.

Trusted by Patients Across DFW

David Godat did a breast reduction, and made them look a lot similar then before. Very easy process.
I cannot say enough great things about Dr. Godat and his staff. I had my tummy tuck with muscle repair on March 1, 2021. My incision line is PERFECT and low from hip to hip! His staff is top notched. They’re professional, remember your name and greet you with a smile coming and going. Anytime I have a question, I get an answer verbally and/or within an hour if I ask via email. This is unheard of!! When my drains and stitches were removed, the staff was very gentle and eased my anxiety – priceless!I’m forever grateful and highly recommend Dr. Godat!
I wanted to express my full gratitude to you because I can’t thank you enough for changing my life! I am beyond impressed and more then satisfied with my results. you have given me all the reason to smile even more. The way I feel in my skin with the body I was meant to have means everything! Thank you for blessing me with this amazing chest and giving me life. You’re the best! Also I want to say thank you to the surgical staff who took part in this and all whos helped me with my journey here! From the bottom of my heart, thank you! And also your anesthesiologist Charles he made the process easy and made me relax…excited for my next procedure soon…
Dr.Godat and his team are amazing!!! This is my first surgery ever and my nerves were sky high. Dr.Godat and his team made me feel extremely comfortable and answered any and all questions I had and assisted me with recommendations on my breast implant size to best fit my body! I’m thrilled with the results of my breast augmentation surgery and highly recommend Dr. Godat and his staff! My confidence level is at its all time high! Thank you all so so much!
I cannot say enough great things about Dr.Godat and his team. Loved him, his nurses, assistants, receptionist, everyone! Very welcoming staff and great bedside manner (he’s a to the point type of doctor!). I got a reduction/lift and he delivered amazing results! I will be definitely be going back to him for other procedures. He’s awesome. Thank you again, Dr. Godat and Team 💛
I had breast reduction and lift with Dr Godat. I just had my one year post-op visit and my breast look amazing. The process was wonderful. They took great care of me. They can walk me through everything. The surgery was simple, easy effortless. I’m very pleased with the results. My breasts look like a 20 year old again and I’m 55. Thank you Dr Godat and staff. I look forward to coming to you for my future beauty needs as I continue with the enhancement of my beauty and confidence. Thank you 🙏🏾! I suggest to any woman or man come to Dr. Godat‘s office for all your plastic surgery needs
I had a Duodenal Switch in October of 2017 and since that time had gone from 389# to 235# which left me with and abundance of hanging skin. The weight lost actually increased my back pain due from my herniated disks due to the lack of “padding” as well as the added stress from the hanging skin. Once I was finally approved for the skin removal and abdominoplasty last December, The process was very quick. I had my first appointment on Dec 3rd, preop on Dec 9th and surgery on Dec 12th. Everything went great. I had and issue with one area of abdomen not healing properly ending up in the need for wound care for it to totally heal. The results have been AWESOME. I am now having very little back pain have lost another 20# (down to 215#) and 6 more inches from my waistline (44 inch waist before skin removal and now 38). Dr. Godat and his staff have been truly amazing thru this whole process.
Very happy with my results; Dr. Godat is an excellent surgeon with perfectionist tendencies. Office staff was considerate and answered every medical, financial, and insurance question patiently and with care. Highly recommend!!
Had a great result with replacements due to capsule contraction. Looks great! Very happy with results!
Love this place. Very friendly staff. Dr Godat is amazing. I am so happy with my tummy tuck. The place is always so clean and beautiful. Staff are so givrs such a warm welcome. Love the place. Will be coming back and I recommend Dr Godat. His work is amazing. Love the view from their window
Thank You so much for all your help

Our Process

Step 1

Book a free 15-minute phone consultation where we learn more about you and see if we’re a good fit.

Step 2

Meet with Dr. Godat and a dedicated patient coordinator to discuss your goals in depth. We typically give a quote the same day, provide financing options, and develop a plan for surgery.

Step 3

Your surgery date is scheduled, and you’re ready to begin the next chapter of your life!


About Dr. Godat

Dr. David M. Godat is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Dallas, Texas with over 25 years of experience. He remains on the cutting edge of advancements in the science and art of plastic surgery using techniques such as the superior medial pedicle reduction mammaplasty that creates a well-rounded breast and removes unwanted breast tissue under the arm. He is also one of only five Texas surgeons to offer the internal bra procedure, which delivers lasting breast lift results when combined with breast implants.
Just as important as Dr. Godat’s surgical skill is his dedication to getting to know his patients and their unique treatment needs and goals. He takes the time to provide all the information needed to support realistic expectations about each surgical procedure.

Make an Informed Decision

Grab our free decision aid guide. See more before & after photos & gain a detailed insight into our procedural process. Then, determine if Dr. Godat is the best fit for your needs.


We are experienced in what insurance is looking for to be eligible for coverage. After examination with Dr. Godat, we provide you with a decision regarding medical eligibility.

Each insurance entity has its own timeline for authorization approvals. This process can take 1-6 weeks. We submit to your insurance company within three business days after your consultation and will notify you immediately of the determination.

Yes! We work with CareCredit to provide you with convenient, low-interest financing for any of our plastic surgery procedures. CareCredit like a credit card that is used exclusively for healthcare and cosmetic surgery services.

In addition to using CareCredit financing for surgery, you can use your card for follow-up appointments or additional procedures so that you can schedule appointments to fit your lifestyle.

Silicone implants have come a long way. Today, they are made of “form-stable” silicone that keeps its shape in your body. This eliminates rippling and uneven contours that are typically seen in saline implants. In addition, the feel of silicone implants is much softer and more natural than saline.

That is the million-dollar question! We do not know. It all depends on your skin elasticity, activity, and breast size. A breast lift can last for two months, two years, or forever. Everyone is different, and no one knows. The internal bra is the only assurance we have to eliminate future sagging and surgeries.

No, It is made of decellularized pig skin that will become part of your body. If you ever decide to have future surgery after the internal bra, It can be manipulated and treated as your own tissue.

Restoring Bodies. Changing Lives.

From this moment on, forget everything you have ever heard or read about what age “must do” to your appearance. Forget anything you have ever believed about how “old” you must look at thirty, forty, fifty, or even sixty. Because starting with this moment you are about to look and feel beautiful and confident at all stages of your life.
Scroll to Top