5 Facts About Liposuction

Most people know liposuction is used for removing fat from targeted areas. However, there are some facts about this procedure that not everyone may know. Here are five facts about liposuction that may surprise you.

  1. Fat cells are permanently removed. Fat cells cannot be restored. Once fat cells are removed during liposuction, new cells will not take their place. However, if the person gains weight, fat can be stored in other areas.
  2. Results can take time to be apparent. It can take weeks or months for the final results of liposuction to be apparent. The area will swell. Fluids will need to be drained and compression used before the area will shrink to its new shape and size.
  3. Liposuction is not for obese people. The best candidates for liposuction are not obese but are close to their goal weight. Liposuction is used to reduce problem fat areas, not to lose weight.
  4. Lasers and ultrasound can be used to liquify fat. Fat must be first loosened to effectively remove through liposuction. Lasers can help heat and liquify fat; ultrasounds use sound waves to liquify fat. Using these techniques can allow for more areas to be treated at one time.
  5. Liposuction is commonly used for facial procedures. Many people think liposuction is just for the tummy, thighs or other areas on the body. In reality, liposuction is used for many facial procedures, including during facelifts, neck lifts and eyelid lifts. Plus, liposuction is used for fat transfer to the face, removing fat from the body to add to the face.

Liposuction can be a safe and effective way to change the shape of your body or face. For the best results, choose an experienced plastic surgeon to perform this procedure.

Posted on behalf of:
Atlanta Plastic Surgery Specialists, P.C.
2001 Peachtree Road #630
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 355-3566

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