It can be frustrating after putting a lot of time and effort into a diet and exercise routine, only to realize you still have a flabby belly or jiggly thighs when the rest of your body is slender and trim. In such cases, many men and women turn to liposuction to achieve the look they desire.
Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery that breaks up and “sucks” stubborn fat bulges from parts of the body, most often the thighs, abdomens, buttocks, neck, chin, arms, calves, and back. It is not a weight loss procedure but a body sculpting tool for removing concentrated pockets of fat that don’t respond to diet or exercise. With liposuction, Dr. Deutsch can contour specific areas of the body to improve your shape and eliminate excess fat. Liposuction is often combined with other plastic surgery procedures such as abdominoplasty (“tummy tuck” surgery), breast reduction, butt lifts, or breast implants.
Get Rid of Problem Areas With Liposuction
Good candidates for liposuction are people who are at or close to their ideal body weight and only need to get rid of localized fatty deposits—not a large amount of excess weight all over their body. Candidates for this procedure should be relatively fit and in good overall health and have firm, elastic skin and good muscle tone.
Dr. Deutsch does not recommend liposuction to people with a lot of cellulite (lumpy fat), as they could develop skin irregularities in the treatment area. In some instances, liposuction could make the appearance of cellulite worse or “cause” cellulite in patients who did not have it before having the surgery. Liposuction is also not recommended for very heavy people, as only moderate amounts of fat can be safely removed during the procedure.