The Top 3 Questions People Ask About Liposuction

Liposuction is a technique used to remove fat cells from the body. This procedure can be performed on many different areas of the body, such as the tummy, love handles, thighs, arms, and neck. Liposuction gives you the ability to eliminate fat from precise areas that are resistant to common weight loss methods. Even though liposuction is one of the most common procedures performed, there are still questions that people ask all the time.

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1. Does Liposuction Permanently Remove Fat?

Yes. Liposuction permanently removes fat cells from the treatment area. However, if you do not maintain your results, then fat cells can and will increase in size, and your results will not be as noticeable. It is important that patients follow all instructions given by Dr. D’Souza after their procedure: stay hydrated, never skip meals and eat smaller healthy portions, and exercise regularly. These tips will help you maintain your new and improved contours.

2. Does Liposuction Leave Scars?

Yes. Anyone who experiences a cut through the skin will end up with some sort of mark, but that does not mean it will be large or that it will be there forever. Dr. D’Souza will carefully and meticulously insert the cannula as discreetly as possible to minimize any scarring. Over time, these scars will fade, and, if necessary, silicone gel sheets, laser therapy, or chemical peels may be used to reduce the appearance of scars.

3. Can I Undergo Liposuction More Than Once?

Yes. You may receive liposuction more than one time; however, it is important that you give your body adequate time to heal between procedures. If you do not achieve your desired results the first time, then it may be unlikely that you will receive the results you desire the second time. Additionally, the risk of irregular and uneven results does increase with each liposuction procedure

For more information about liposuction and to find out if you are a candidate, please contact Iconic Plastic Surgery by calling 760-637-5288 or by filling out our online contact form.