Sometimes diet and exercise only go so far when trying to reach your ideal shape. Stubborn fat deposits are commonly found throughout the body and can be the only thing keeping you from your ideal body image.
Liposuction is a common procedure among men and women that helps reduce the amount of fat in certain areas of the body. Liposuction can be performed on many parts of the body including the buttocks, hips, legs, arms, abdomen and back.
Liposuction uses suction to target and remove excess fat throughout the body. There are many techniques for liposuction depending on the area of the body and amount of fat to be removed.
During your consult, your surgeon will discuss the liposuction options that will allow you to realistically reach your goals.
This procedure is not a treatment for obesity or substitution for weight loss, diet or exercise. Ideal candidates should have a stable weight and be no more than 20 lbs overweight. The recovery time varies among individuals and patients can expect to reach a full recovery within 3-10 days after surgery.
When to consider liposuction:
• Localized and disproportionate fat deposits present on the body
• Want better contour in certain areas of body
• Minimal amount of excess skin and stable weight
Other cosmetic procedures that may be performed with liposuction include:
• Face lift
• Tummy tuck
• Performed under general anesthesia
• Outpatient procedure