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6 Things You Didn’t Know About Liposuction


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by Dr. Steven Wallach

Liposuction is one of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures. It’s designed to remove pockets of stubborn fat and contour the body for better definition. There can be a lot of misconceptions about liposuction, however, so it’s important to know a few things about it. Here’s what to know as you plan your consultation with Dr. Wallach.

It’s Not A Weight-Loss Tool

Despite the fact that liposuction does remove fat, it’s not a weight-loss procedure. In fact, it’s safest and most effective for patients who are near their ideal weight but have some areas of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. Weight loss will not help you lose pounds from the scale, but rather inches from your treatment area.

It’s Minimally Invasive

While liposuction is not as invasive as some other procedures, it’s still a surgical procedure – usually done on an outpatient basis. You should expect some downtime after liposuction, but not to the degree of other plastic surgery procedures.

It’s Best for Small Areas

Liposuction is best used to target small, stubborn areas of fat on the body. These areas can include the stomach, thighs, hips, arms, chin, and love handles. By removing fat in these areas, liposuction can help you put the finishing touch on your weight loss goals by targeting specific areas where your body hangs on to fat. Although you can get liposuction in more than one area, you shouldn’t expect an overall reduction in fat on your body.

It Comes With Minimal Downtime

It’s common to think that liposuction will require substantial downtime. While it is true that you’ll need to rest and recover afterward, you can actually expect to be back to work and regular activities within a week. You’ll have residual swelling that lasts for longer, but liposuction is generally a quick and easy way to remove fat and achieve your body goals.

It Can Benefit Men, Too

Women are the demographic people think of when they imagine someone getting liposuction. The truth is, men also get liposuction regularly. Just like women, men want to look and feel their best. Liposuction can even be specific to men with procedures like gynecomastia surgery.

It Can Give Natural-Looking Results

When it comes to undergoing elective cosmetic procedures, one of the main concerns patients have is how they’ll look afterward. People want to look like themselves, but simply better. Liposuction can achieve a toned, defined look that other options can’t necessarily achieve, making it one of the best options for feeling confident in your look.

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The best way to learn more about liposuction is by meeting with our board certified plastic surgoen, Dr. Wallach. To get started, we invite you to contact our New York City office by calling or filling out our online form.

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Melisa G.

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I got Lipo 360 and Lipo done to my inner thighs and it was honestly the best experience . Everyone in the office including him make sure I knew everything that was happening and honestly I love the results so much !!

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New York, NY

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