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Dallas, Texas Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Dr. Godat is one of only five Texas surgeons to offer the internal bra procedure, which delivers lasting breast lift results when combined with breast implants. With over 25 years of experience, Dr. Godat can help you reach your desired body goals.
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:
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.
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.
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.
If you’d like to explore liposuction in greater detail, call to schedule a consultation with David M. Godat, MD, today.
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.
Your surgery date is scheduled, and you’re ready to begin the next chapter of your life!
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.
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.
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.