What A Liposuction Procedure Can and Can’t Do

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Liposuction Procedure

Liposuction is a procedure designed to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat, which are often unresponsive to exercise. Although liposuction in Miami is quite popular and can be incredibly transformative, it is important to recognize that it is not a miracle weight loss surgery. Having realistic expectations and an understanding of the surgery’s limitations is necessary before making the decision to undergo liposuction.

What Liposuction Can Do

Liposuction can remove excess fat cells: If you feel that you have tried everything but are unable to shed excess fat in areas such as the abdomen, chest, or thighs, you may be an excellent candidate for liposuction. Unfortunately, many men and women have isolated fat deposits that do not respond to diet and exercise alone. For women, this tends to be in the abdomen, hips, and thighs, while men tend to carry this weight in the chest, flanks, abdomen, or breasts. Localized excess fat responds very well to liposuction, which can help to create a more even, proportionate body contour.

Liposuction can help increase confidence: As a result of society’s emphasis on maintaining a thin but shapely body, many people feel self-conscious about weight gain, particularly when they are unable to control it by maintaining a healthy lifestyle. While there is no guarantee that liposuction will increase your confidence level, it can have a great impact on a patient’s self-esteem and often makes individuals feel more comfortable and confident in their own skin.

What Liposuction Can’t Do

Liposuction cannot remove excess skin: Liposuction is frequently requested after significant weight loss as it can eliminate the remaining excess pockets of fat. However, it is important to be aware that this procedure cannot remove the excess skin that frequently persists after dramatic weight loss or pregnancy. For this reason, liposuction is frequently performed in conjunction with a tummy tuck.

Liposuction cannot resolve generalized obesity: Liposuction is recommended for individuals who have already reached their ideal weight through diet and exercise but hope to target remaining pockets of fat. It is not suitable for patients who are overweight or who have intra-abdominal fat, which is not responsive to liposuction. Due to the increased risk of complications, individuals who are excessively overweight are not eligible for this procedure.

Liposuction Cannot Achieve Perfection

Before undergoing liposuction, it is imperative to be aware that, as with any other surgical procedure, the goal is improvement not perfection. In order to ensure that you are satisfied with the results, it is necessary to have realistic expectations for the procedure and to understand the aforementioned limitations of liposuction. For example, while liposuction can remove stubborn fat cells, it will not change the quality of your skin. Thus, patients who have loose, dimpled, or wrinkled skin should not expect to see a difference in their skin tone following the procedure.

To learn more about this procedure and your candidacy for Miami’s liposuction contouring procedures, we welcome you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Craft, a leading board certified plastic surgeon and body sculpting expert.

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