Frequently asked questions about liposuction

LiposuctionLiposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures as it provides a slimmer, shapelier silhouette that patients desire. Liposuction can book confidence by helping you get rid of stubborn areas of fat that resist all your diet and exercise efforts.

Even though it’s one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries, many patients have questions about this treatment.

Am I a candidate for liposuction?

Good candidates for surgery are in good overall health and at or near their ideal weight. If you have stubborn fat pockets that won’t go away no matter how hard you try with diet and exercise, you would be a good candidate. You should have a visible bulge where at least an inch can be pinched in the area that will be treated.

What is liposuction?

Liposuction surgery consists of inserting small, thin cannulas through tiny incisions in the skin. These cannulas are moved under the skin to target certain fat deposits, and then the fat is suctioned out of the body through these cannulas.

What areas of the body can be treated?

The most common place on the body is the abdomen as that fat is the most resistant to diet and exercise. This is often done in combination with a tummy tuck for body contouring. Liposuction can remove fat deposits in the face and neck area, namely the cheeks, jowls, and chin. This is often done in combination with other rejuvenation procedures. Other areas of the body that can be treated with liposuction include the thighs and buttocks, hips and back, arms, knees and calves, and breast area.

How long do results last?

Liposuction removes targeted fat permanently. But it is possible to gain the weight back with new fat cells. It’s important to follow a healthy exercise program and diet to maintain your results. Eat lean protein, fruits and vegetables, and whole grains. Stick to low-fat dairy products.

Liposuction is often done in combination with other procedures to help a patient achieve the desired look. To learn more about liposuction and if it’s right for you, call (203) 453-6635 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Price.

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