Answering your questions about liposuction - Larry Weinstein MD FACS

Answering your questions about liposuction


LiposuctionLiposuction is one of the top 10 most common plastic surgery procedures done in the United States each year, and popular among men and women alike. But many people who are interested in liposuction, or liposculpture, still have a lot of questions about the procedure. Here, we take a look at the most common questions.

What areas of the body can be treated by liposuction or liposculpture?

The most common area of the body treated with liposuction is the stomach and waistline since abdominal fat is some of the most resistant to diet and exercise. Other areas include the thighs and knees, hips and buttocks, calves and ankles, upper arms, and even the neck area.

Is liposuction helpful for weight loss?

Liposuction cannot replace proper diet and exercise. It is intended to treat stubborn fat accumulations that aren’t responding to diet and exercise.

Who is an ideal candidate?

Patients who are at or near their ideal weight and have stubborn pockets of fat they want to remove are good candidates. That’s why you don’t want to look at liposuction as a weight-loss solution. You should be in good overall health and have a good outlook and expectations for the outcome.

What can I expect after surgery?

Depending on the areas treated, you can expect to see inches gone from the treatment areas. It may take weeks to see these results as you will have some initial swelling and bruising.

How long is recovery?

You’ll have swelling for about 48 hours after the procedure, which continues to subside. You may only need over-the-counter pain medication to take care of any pain or discomfort. You can result in all activity three weeks after surgery. You’ll have to wear a compression garment for four weeks to help your skin retract after surgery.

How long will results last?

It’s important to follow a healthy diet and proper exercise routine after surgery to maintain and prolong results. If you gain weight, it will be in another area that hasn’t had fat cells removed.

Liposuction can be performed on its own or in combination with other procedures to achieve your desired look. To learn more, schedule a consultation with Dr. Weinstein by calling (908) 879-2222.

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