Liposuction

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Would you like to start the New Year with a trimmer, more contoured body? Liposuction may be the answer.

While it’s no substitute for a healthy diet and exercise for weight loss, liposuction can slim and reshape specific areas of the body. If you have areas of stubborn fat deposits that don’t seem to budge, no matter how much you diet and workout, liposuction can help.

Dr. Lisa M. DiFrancesco answers your questions about liposuction.


What areas of the body can liposuction improve?

Liposuction can smooth contours and remove unwanted fat from many areas of the body – including the abdomen, where many people have the dreaded “muffin top.” We also use liposuction for under the chin, male chest, hips, thighs, knees, upper arms and back, where a “bra roll” of excess fat often develops.

If I gain weight does the fat return?

No, once the fat cells are removed by liposuction they are gone for good.

Does it improve the look of skin?

Yes. Although, liposuction is not an effective treatment for the dimpled skin known as cellulite, it does stimulate collagen tissue at the same time fat is removed. This helps tighten and improve loose skin.

How long does it take for liposuction and when do you see results?

Liposuction is performed under local anesthesia with light sedation or general anesthesia depending on the number, size and location of the affected areas. Many of our patients are able to resume normal activities including work, in a day or two and return to full activity in two weeks. We do recommend wearing a compression garment for about six weeks after liposuction. Most patients see results within one week after liposuction with maximum results at about six months.

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Atlanta Plastic Surgeon