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What is Liposuction? The Risks and Benefits of the Procedure

What is Liposuction? The Risks and Benefits of the Procedure

Do you have a healthy lifestyle? Do you eat well and exercise? Do you still have pockets of fat that seem to resist all your efforts? You are not alone – Many people suffer from fat that seems glued to their frame, unwilling to budge no matter how healthy they eat or how much exercise they get. This is where liposuction can help.

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction will help your body appear slimmer and more toned-looking than before. It will also help to define your waistline and create more of an hour-glass figure.

Clothing will fit better than it did before. Prior to surgery, patients often report being frustrated trying to find clothes that fit properly. Following liposuction many patients feel a renewed sense of confidence and an eagerness to seek out new clothing options.


Very small incisions are used, minimizing scarring and healing time. The incisions are also placed in strategic areas that are hidden and can easily be concealed with clothing.

The Risks

As with any surgical procedure, there are risks. Although rare, for liposuction these may include infection, bleeding, contour irregularities, asymmetry, and fat embolism.

Liposuction also does not improve loose skin or cellulite. Loose skin is more appropriately addressed with a tummy tuck procedure.


It is important to have realistic expectations. While liposuction can significantly improve the contour of your body, the result must be maintained with a healthy diet and exercise routine. A poor diet and lack of exercise following surgery will result in fat re-accumulation in those same areas that had undergone liposuction.

The Conclusion

Positivity and a healthy lifestyle are keys to success when it comes to liposuction. This procedure can do wonders for your body and your state of mind, but it’s up to you to maintain the results. If you are in relatively good health and have a positive outlook on your body image and goals, liposuction may be a good option for you.