Common Liposuction Questions Answered

liposuction questionsLiposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure that removes fat and reshapes a specific part of the body. Learn more about the procedure by reading the answers to these common liposuction questions.

Is liposuction a weight loss procedure?

Liposuction is not an obesity or weight loss treatment; it selectively removes persistent subcutaneous fat — fat that’s directly under the skin — that you have not been able to get rid of through diet and exercise.

Before surgery, your cosmetic surgeon will ask to lose as much weight as you can, as the results will be better if you are at a healthy weight prior to surgery.

What areas of the body can be treated with liposuction?

Liposuction can be used to treat many areas of the body where fatty deposits are found, including the abdomen, neck, chin, chest, upper arms, hips, thighs, knees and ankles.

Does liposuction remove cellulite?

Liposuction is not a cellulite removal procedure. Patients should be aware that sometimes removing the fat just under the skin can actually worsen the dimpled look, according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS). Talk to your cosmetic surgeon about what kind of results you can expect from liposuction, based on your body.

Can the removed fat come back after liposuction?

Fat does not return to the area treated with liposuction, according to the AACS. However, it is recommended that you keep up a healthy lifestyle that includes a balanced diet and exercise.

What liposuction techniques are available?

There are several liposuction techniques, including suction-assisted lipectomy (SAL) and VASER® Lipo, and your cosmetic surgeon will determine the best one for your procedure.

For more information on liposuction, contact Inland Cosmetic Surgery in Rancho Cucamonga.