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Is Liposuction Used to Achieve Weight Loss?

One of the most common plastic surgery treatments performed at The New England Facial and Cosmetic Surgery Center of Danvers, MA is that of liposuction. Liposuction is a body contouring method that can be performed on any area of the body. This treatment is popular among both men and women as it can provide drastic results. It is critical that patients understand, however, that the procedure is not designed to be a weight loss solutions.

How does liposuction work?

Liposuction is a plastic surgery procedure that is performed to remove stubborn areas of fat from the body. This procedure is performed using a cannula, a long narrow tube, that is inserted into the area and used to loosen fat cells and suction them out from the body. Liposuction is typically performed with either general anesthesia or local anesthetics, depending on the type of liposuction performed and the desires of the patient. Liposuction leaves behind very minimal scarring and easily heals. Most patients who have liposuction performed can return to their normal routine after a week or so of downtime.

Liposuction for weight loss

Many patients think of liposuction as a weight loss solution. While some patients may experience minor weight loss due to the removal of fat cells, this is not the ideal purpose of a liposuction procedure. Liposuction is more of a body sculpting procedure. Patients will enjoy better fitting clothes and a more attractive body contour with liposuction. Liposuction may also be combined with other treatments such as a mommy makeover or a tummy tuck to achieve more dramatic results. Patients who are the best candidates for this procedure are those who are of a healthy weight, oftentimes within approximately 25-30 pounds of their target weight. Patients who are obese may not be considered a good fit.

Request a visit today

Dr. Anna Petropoulos and her team at the New England Facial and Cosmetic Surgery Center of Danvers, MA encourages patients to speak with her about liposuction and other body contouring options available at her facility. The practice can be reached by calling (978) 739-9500 and is located at 80 Lindall Street in Suites 1 and 2. New patients are invited to discuss their plastic surgery needs and improve their beauty and self-confidence!

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