Shrink Your Hips and Waist in a Week

by Dr. Glenn M. Davis

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, almost 200,000 people have liposuction a year. It’s one of the most popular cosmetic procedures, and the reason is clear. People are losing the weight they desire and they are losing it fast using liposuction.

The concept of liposuction is surprisingly simple. Liposuction is procedure that improves the body’s contour. Your doctor removes excess fat deposits located between the skin and muscle. 

Below are the top seven questions people ask about liposuction. Dr. Dr. Glenn M. Davis sat down to answer your most popular questions.

Does Liposuction Always Remove Cellulite?

Liposuction improves the body’s contour but it does not  always get rid of cellulite. Liposuction does reduce cellulite to a minor degree, but if you are looking for significant impact, liposuction won't be able to give you that. 

Does Liposuction Produce Permanent Results?

Once the liposuction procedure is done, your new shape is more or less permanent.  But if you gain more than 10 pounds following the liposuction, then you can expect your figure will be a larger version of your new body shape. The fat cells that are removed by liposuction do not grow back, but if you gain weight after the liposuction, you will not accumulate as much fat in the treated areas as would have occurred if liposuction had not been performed.

Is Liposuction a Good Way to Lose Weight?

The best candidates for liposuction are people who are close to their ideal weight but who still have one or more stubborn areas that do not respond to diet or exercise. Liposuction is not a good method for weight loss unless you are close to your ideal body fat. Not only is it less effective for people who are obese, but the results would be less than ideal and there are increased risks for those who are significantly overweight. 

Will Liposuction Tighten Up Loose Skin?

Liposuction removes fat and some weight that might be pulling your skin downward. In this case, liposuction can tighten the skin a little. Alone, this procedure does not accomplish significant skin tightening.

What is the Recovery Period After Liposuction?

Recovery from liposuction varies widely and depends upon the individual. Recovery also depends on the number of areas treated. You can expect some bruising and swelling for a few weeks. Many people take only a few days off from work to recover. Your doctor will give you specific recovery instructions before the surgery so that you can prepare. 

Dr. Glenn M. Davis is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has more than 20 years of experience in the field.

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