What You Need to Know About Liposuction

There are several different ways to go about body contouring, but one of the most traditional and popular of them all is liposuction. Liposuction is a relatively safe, minimally invasive procedure that is a good alternative to cosmetic surgery for many patients. Here’s what you need to know about liposuction to determine if it is right for you.

How It Works

Liposuction is a minimally invasive, nonsurgical procedure that removes body fat from the target area, most often the abdomen. A small incision is made, and a cannula is placed within the body. The fat cells in the area are broken up and then removed with an attached vacuum tool. Liposuction is not weight loss surgery. While you may see a pound or two difference, you will not really lose weight with this procedure.

Who Is a Good Candidate?

The best candidates for liposuction are healthy men and women of an average weight who have stubborn fat that is resistant to diet and exercise. You should be a healthy weight, and able to maintain that weight, before you get liposuction. You should also try to rid yourself of the fat through exercise. However, sometimes no matter what you do the fat will not go away; and, in that case, liposuction can be a good option.

If you are interested in learning more about liposuction, or if you are ready to take the leap, contact us today to schedule your consultation.