July 20, 2019 | By Tampa Palms Plastic Surgery

What You Need to Know About Liposuction

What You Need to Know About Liposuction

What You Need to Know About Liposuction

Traditional liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that removes excess fat from just beneath the skin. It is a great way to address stubborn pockets of fat that are not responsive to diet and exercise. If you have been considering , here’s what you need to know about liposuction.

What Is the Procedure?

During liposuction, small incisions are made in the target area. A tool called a cannula is placed inside the incision within the fat pocket. This tool is attached to a suction device or syringe to remove the fat. The tool loosens the fat, then it is removed with suction. The incisions are very small, so scarring is minimal. Liposuction is most commonly used for a double chin, back of the neck, upper arms, outer thighs or saddlebags, abdomen, muffin top, and love handles.

Not a Weight Loss Procedure

Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure. While you may notice a difference in a pound or two on the scale, weight loss is not the goal of liposuction. Liposuction is a solution for healthy individuals at or near their goal weight who have a stubborn pocket of fat that is unresponsive to diet and exercise. This is not a weight loss procedure. It is a cosmetic procedure that improves your appearance, not your health.


Recovery from liposuction is a fairly simple and painless process. Most people are able to return to work within a few days. You usually need to wait one to two weeks before exercise or other physical exertions. Recovery time is directly related to how much fat you had removed and the size of the treatment area. You will have some post-surgical instructions to follow, such as wearing compression garments. Make sure you follow all of these instructions, and you will have a fast and full recovery.

If you are interested in using liposuction to tackle your pockets of stubborn fat, contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment for a consultation.


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