Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure that is performed to improve the overall body contour by removing stubborn fat in a localized area. There are a number of areas of the body that people struggle with–for some it is the mid-section, for others the back or buttocks, the thighs or the arms, or even the neck. These stubborn pockets of fat are often the first place people gain weight and they can be resistant to even our strictest efforts of healthy eating and exercise.
Liposuction is performed through tiny incisions in the specified area through which a long, skinny tube is inserted and the fat is suctioned out. It is important to note that while liposuction does permanently remove stubborn fat cells, it is not a weight loss solution or substitute for healthy eating and regular exercise. In fact, to maintain your results, healthy eating and exercise is recommended. Ideal candidates for the liposuction procedure are in good mental and physical health with realistic expectations for the procedure and its potential results. If you are interested in learning more about the liposuction procedure and to find out if it may be right for you, contact our office to schedule your consultation today.