July 9, 2015

Thinking About Liposuction? Here Are Three Ways to Make Sure It’s Safe, Effective, and Long-Lasting

When considering liposuction it is important to have an understanding of the details of the procedure. Liposuction has been around since the early 1980’s and nearly a quarter of a million people underwent this procedure last year. Liposuction provides individuals the ability to remove areas of fat and better contour their “problem areas.” Three of the most important things to remember about liposuction are, 1) it is safe, 2) it is effective, and 3) it is long lasting.

Are You A Good Candidate For Liposuction?
Liposuction is best performed on candidates with areas of fat that are out of proportion with other areas on the body. It is particular effective for areas that won’t go away despite strict adherence to diet and exercise. Remember, liposuction only removes excess fat, not skin. If there are areas of excess skin such as after a significant amount of weight loss, there are other procedures alone, or in combination with liposuction that may be necessary to give you the best result. 

Is Liposuction Safe?
Yes, liposuction is safe as long as it is performed by a plastic surgeon who is board certified by the American Society of Plastic Surgery. There are always potential risks when it comes to any type of surgery including liposuction. Your surgeon will discuss these risks with you prior to your surgery and do everything possible to minimize the risks. Overall, this procedure is very safe and very well tolerated by patients with a quick recovery. 

Will The Effects Of Liposuction Be Permanent?
Yes, to some degree. Once the fat cells are removed from liposuction they are permanently gone and will never come back. However, the fat cells that are left behind can grow larger if you do not keep a good balance of exercise and diet. If you continue to live a normal, healthy life after your procedure the effects of liposuction will be lifelong.

If you are considering liposuction, live near the Columbus OH metro area, and want to learn more, schedule a consultation with one of our plastic surgeons at Columbus Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery.


Category: Body Contouring, Cosmetic Surgery, Liposuction