Looking to learn more about liposuction? Here’s a brief summary of this minimally invasive cosmetic surgical procedure:

Liposuction involves the use of a suction technique that basically removes fat tissue from specific areas of the body such as the hips, abdomen, thighs, arms, buttocks or neck. As a result, liposuction helps restore an appealing body contour.

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Note that liposuction is not viewed as a weight loss method or as an alternative to weight loss. In fact, weight loss is easier to attain through conventional tried and true methods like healthy diet and routine, daily exercise. Rather, liposuction is a way to eliminate fat from areas of the body that are resistant to those conventional methods. You could be a candidate for the procedure if you have body fat in specific areas but exercise and maintain a consistent body weight otherwise. It is also utilized sometimes as part of a breast reduction procedure.

When weight gain occurs, fat cells increase not just in size but also in volume. This procedure targets and reduces fat cells that simply don’t respond to weight loss efforts. The amount of fat that’s removed depends in part on the volume of fat in the targeted area. The resulting body contour improvements for most of our patients are typically permanent as long as the patient’s weight remains relatively stable.

After Liposuction

Following a session, the skin will gradually conform the new contours of your body’s treated areas. If you have a generally good skin tone and healthy elasticity, your skin will likely appear smooth. The positive results will become apparent within about a week, with continued improvement over the next three to six months. For those will thinner skin that’s not quite as elastic, however, the treated areas might look looser.

What Liposuction Does Not Address

What this does not address is cellulite dimpling or skin surface issues like stretch marks. It is not recommended for women who have existing conditions that could complicate the procedure like diabetes, restricted blood flow, artery disease or a weakened immune system.

If you’re considering liposuction, contact our facilities in Geneva or Naperville – we’ll schedule a consultation for you and get started on a whole new you!