Does Liposuction Permanently Remove Fat?

woman in swimwear covering face with hat while sunbathing by the poolMore than 20 years after its initial use as a surgical way to remove body fat, liposuction has become one of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures. Although whole-body liposuction is no longer approved, liposuction can remove a significant amount of fat from localized areas and help you reach the aesthetic goals you want.

In a minimally invasive procedure, the expert doctor with support from the team, can quickly and safely remove stubborn body fat with almost no pain and minimal recovery needed.

Using one, or a combination of the three main types of liposuction (standard suction-assisted liposuction, power-assisted liposuction, or heating of the fat with either ultrasonic or laser light energy), you doctor will create a specific procedure plan to sculpt your body how you want and provide immediate results.

Since the removal of too much fat from the body can lead to negative health issues, whole body liposuction is no longer used. However, by focusing the procedure on specific areas, you can have perfectly sculpted thighs, abdomen, arms, back, hips, buttocks, and chest. The procedure can be combined with other cosmetic surgery or performed as a standalone treatment using just local anesthesia.

Not only are the results nearly immediate, but they are also permanent. However, you must maintain a healthy lifestyle after the procedure to ensure fat is not deposited elsewhere in your body. Some patients who experience weight gain have noticed that while their total weight increased, the area where they had liposuction remained relatively toned. The fat however was deposited elsewhere in the body, leading to an unproportioned and uneven body shape.

If you want to hear more about liposuction or to get started on achieving your aesthetic goals, contact the team at UMass Memorial Health in Worcester, MA at 508-334-5990 or visit to schedule a consultation today. The expert team of doctors and aestheticians will work with you to develop a treatment plan that provides the longest-lasting results, using safe and easy treatment methods that fit your schedule.

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