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Liposuction: Common Questions

When it comes to the topic of liposuction, people tend to have a lot of questions.  Below, we provide answers to some of the more commonly asked questions that prospective patients have:

§  Am I good candidate for liposuction?
Generally speaking, you are a good candidate for liposuction if you are likely to be happy with the outcome of this surgical procedure.  Additionally, you must be in good health and have reasonable expectations about what this procedure will accomplish for you.  Any individual that expects perfection after liposuction, that is extremely obese or that has serious medical complications may not be a good candidate.

§  Can liposuction treat obesity?
No, liposuction is not a treatment option for obesity.  Instead, people who are obese should adhere to a feasible diet and exercise program to lose desire weight.

§  How many pounds of fat can be removed in a day?
Surgeons can remove 8 to 10 pounds of fat a day with liposuction.  More than this is dangerous to the patient.  For this reason, liposuction is usually not an ideal option for people who are obese.

§  Will liposuction remove cellulite from my body?
When people have liposuction, the appearance of cellulite usually improves, but cellulite is not necessarily eliminated.  Additionally, people who have liposuction notice an improvement in the overall silhouette of the area that has received treatment.

§  Are results permanent?
The results are more or less permanent and so is the new body shape.  Should you gain weight later on the shape of your body should remain the same but become larger.  Also, fat cells that have been removed by liposuction do not grow back.  

If you would like to learn more about liposuction, contact the West Coast Plastic Surgery Center and set up a time to speak with a Westlake Village plastic surgeon.

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