Q: What Lifestyle Changes Should I Make Before Undergoing Liposuction?

A: Lifestyle changes before liposuction Your body weight should be as close as possible to your ideal weight prior to liposuction surgery. Your “problem areas” will be easier to identify and treat when you are at your ideal body weight. Liposuction works best on patients who are not significantly overweight and patients who have good skin tone. You will still need to diet and exercise properly… READ MORE

Q: What Can I Expect During Liposuction Recovery?

Can you give me an idea of what to expect during my liposuction recovery period? A: Liposuction recovery Most patients do quite well during their recovery from liposuction. Oral pain medications such as Vicodin for a few days is usually sufficient to control the pain. Compressive garments are typically worn for about four weeks after the procedure to minimize swelling and to assist with the final… READ MORE

Q: Does Liposuction Cause Cellulite?

I wont get lipo if it means cottage cheese thighs afterwards. Should i be concerned about cellulite will result from lipo surgery? A: Liposuction does not cause cellulite Liposuction does not cause cellulite. However, patients can develop contour irregularities in their skin after liposuction if their skin does not have good elasticity. The success of liposuction depends on the quality of the overlying skin in the… READ MORE

Q: Is Abdominal Liposuction the Same As a Tummy Tuck?

A: Liposuction vs Tummy Ttuck Liposuction involves removal of fat through small incisions using a metal cannula. A tummy tuck involves a long incision along the lower abdominal area which removes excess skin and tightens the abdominal muscles, which may have been weakened by pregnancy or aging. The two procedures are very different and treat very different conditions. Basically, if you have loose, saggy skin, you… READ MORE

Q: Who is the Best Liposuction Candidate?

what can liposuction surgery do for a patient, and what cant it do? A: Best candidate for Liposuction A good candidate for liposuction is someone who is fairly close to their ideal body weight but has localized fatty deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise. Also, a person must have relatively good skin tone and elasticity in order to ensure a good result with minimal… READ MORE

Q: Who is Qualified to Do Liposuction?

Can any doctor do liposuction, or would I need to see a specialist of some kind? Thank you. A: who should perform liposuction Liposuction should be performed by a board certified plastic surgeon.  Preferably a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) or the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).  These surgeons typically have the most training and experience necessary to perform the… READ MORE

Q: What’s a Good Liposuction Alternative?

A: Alternative to liposuction The best alternative to liposuction is to lose weight naturally with proper diet and exercise.  If, despite this approach, you still have localized areas that are resistant to diet/exercise, then liposuction can help improve  these small areas. Other methods that claim to “dissolve” the fat with injections (mesotherapy) or through other means, simply do not work in a predictable manner.  These other… READ MORE

Q: Are Lipodissolve Results Like Liposuction Results?

A: Lipodissolve is not FDA approved Lipodissolve or mesotherapy is a technique which involves injecting chemicals into your fat in an attempt to “melt” the fat.  This is not FDA approved and not recommended for body contouring.  The chemicals that are injected are not standardized and not controlled.  The results of this procedure are very unpredictable.  It is unclear where the “melted” fat ends up- it… READ MORE

Q: Neck and Chin Lipo Without the Resulting Loose Skin

Is 42 too old to have chin and neck Liposuction without ending up with a sagging skin? My skin is in good shape for my age, and I have always had this fat deposit in my neck and chin area, no matter how thin I am. I am just concerned about having too much loose skin after the procedure. A: Neck liposuction results depend on your… READ MORE

Q: Number of Times You Can Get Liposuction. Is There a Limit?

Is there a limit to how many times I can have Liposuction done on the same body part or area? A: repeated liposuction in the same area Liposuction can be repeated in the same area however this can considerably increase the chances of developing contour irregularities.  Generally speaking, the more liposuction a person has in the same area, the more likely the skin contour/texture can be… READ MORE