Liposuction is a procedure that removes excess fat (not cellulite) in specific areas to improve the shape of your body.
Liposuction is a procedure that removes excess fat (not cellulite) in specific areas to improve the shape of your body. Diets and exercise don’t help with bulges on the hips, abdomen, thighs, buttocks, and face; liposuction may be the answer for you.
Firm, elastic skin responds best to liposuction, and if you are of average or slightly above average weight, in good health, and have realistic expectations about the results, you are a good candidate for liposuction. Cellulite may result in skin irregularities in the treated area, so concentrated pockets of fat are a more correctable condition for liposuction.
If you are considering liposuction, you and your LSU Plastic Surgeon should discuss goals, options, risks, benefits, and costs. You will also review instructions before surgery, allergies, and medications you are taking.
Liposuction can be done in the doctor’s office or in a surgery center on an outpatient basis. If larger amounts of fat will be removed, it may require an overnight stay in a hospital. A local or general anesthesia can be used.The length of time the procedure takes depends on how much fat will be removed.
Recovery from liposuction varies from patient to patient. Fat cells removed during liposuction are permanently removed; they will not return. If you gain weight after liposuction, it usually will not concentrate in the area that was treated. Liposuction will not prevent you from gaining weight. A proper diet and exercise plan must be followed to maintain your new shape after liposuction.