Deciding on Liposuction: Is It For You?

LiposuctionIt seems everyone is getting liposuction these days. In fact, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery revealed that it was the most popular cosmetic surgery last year, up 16.3 percent from 2012.
If you’re thinking of having the procedure but are still uncertain if it will work for you, here is some information about liposuction.

What exactly happens in a liposuction?
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes excess pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. Liposuction is generally effective in improving the appearance of stubborn areas in the arms, abdomen, waist, hips, back, and thighs. In males, excess fat in the chest area (a condition known as gynecomastia) can also benefit from liposuction. In the procedure, small incisions are made in the areas to be treated, a thin cannula is inserted into those incisions, and fat is suctioned out.

Can anyone have liposuction?
First of all, liposuction is not a weight loss tool. The ideal candidate should be within or near his or her ideal body weight and should have tried both diet and exercise to get rid of localized fat deposits in certain areas of the body. Additionally, the candidate should be physically fit, free from health concerns, and should have realistic expectations for the procedure.

Planning for your liposuction
The popularity of liposuction can be attributed to the fact that new techniques are continually being introduced that have made the procedure less invasive, less expensive, and far easier to recover from.

Let us help you explore your liposuction options! Call us at 508.334.5990 to schedule a visit. We look forward to hearing from you!

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