Answers to Liposuction FAQs

June 7th, 2016 | Body - Surgical

Is your body ready for the beach? If stubborn fat pockets are keeping you from your beloved bikini, ask us about liposuction. This surgical procedure removes those pesky pockets of diet and exercise-resistant fat to reveal your best body. If you’re thinking about liposuction but have a few questions, keep reading. Don’t see your question on the list? Call and schedule a liposuction consultation for personalized answers and advice.

Is Liposuction a Weight Loss Treatment?

It isn’t a weight loss treatment but, rather, a body contouring procedure. It works best on patients who are close to their ideal weight but are struggling with stubborn fat pockets (muffin top, love handles, double chin, etc.) in isolated areas. These pockets of fat are often diet and exercise-resistant and can be difficult, if not impossible, to lose on your own. You may or may not lose some weight after the procedure, but it will help you to refine your curves and perfect your shape.

What Areas on the Body Can Liposuction Treat?

The procedure can treat stubborn fat from head to toe. We commonly use this procedure to remove fat from the:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Arms
  • Breasts
  • Back
  • Abdomen
  • Flanks (love handles)
  • Hips
  • Thighs
  • Knees
  • Calves

Where do you have stubborn, unwanted fat?

If I Have Lipo Now Will I Be Able to Enjoy Results this Summer?

Liposuction is a surgical procedure and, as such, it will require a bit of recovery time before your body is bikini-ready. Recovery is relatively quick, however, and most people resume their regular, non-strenuous activities in just a couple of days. It can take time for the swelling to fully resolve, but many patients love their new look just a few weeks after surgery. You can expect continued improvement for months as the swelling continues to fade. And, since lipo results are long-lasting, you can enjoy them for years to come (as long as you avoid significant weight gain).

Am I a Good Candidate for Liposuction?

Is liposuction the right treatment for you? If you’re interested in perfecting your shape with liposuction, one of the best first steps is to schedule a consultation with a board-certified and board-eligible plastic surgeon. He or she will review your medical history, examine your body, and help you determine if liposuction can achieve your goals. Call and schedule your appointment with one of our board-certified and board-eligible MHS surgeons today!