The Benefits of Liposuction


For many people, feeling great about yourself goes hand in hand with looking great. However, if you are unable to lose those few pounds of stubborn fat, liposuction may help you achieve the look you want. But what is liposuction? How does it work? Find out more about liposuction and what it can do for you with Dr. John Iacobucci at Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Grand Rapids in Grand Rapids, MI.

What is liposuction? 

Liposuction is a cosmetic surgical procedure which removes excess deposits of fat, improving the appearance of the natural contours of your body and helping your look and feel great. Liposuction most often focuses on the thighs, hips, and abdomen, but can also treat the inner knee, chest area, cheeks, chin, neck, upper arms, back, calves, ankles, and buttocks. Though liposuction is often used with other cosmetic treatments like breast augmentation or tummy tuck, it can also be used on its own.

Am I a candidate for liposuction? 

Liposuction can help you if you have a healthy diet and exercise routine but still have stubborn fat deposits you just cannot seem to get rid of. Liposuction cannot take the place of proper diet or exercise and does not treat obesity. If you choose to undergo liposuction, you should make that decision for yourself rather than to please anyone else. Additionally, liposuction candidates should be close to their goal weight and have good muscle tone. Candidates should also be in good general health and not smoke.

Liposuction in Grand Rapids, MI

Liposuction begins with a consultation with your plastic surgeon to ensure you know the benefits and risks of the procedure and have realistic expectations for your outcome. Additionally, a consultation allows your doctor to ensure that you are, in fact, a good candidate for liposuction. Before your procedure, your doctor will administer anesthetic to ensure the area of the liposuction is numbed. This may include local or general anesthesia depending on your procedure. Your doctor makes a small incision and inserts a hollow tube to loosen the fat deposits then suction them out of the body through the tube.

For more information on liposuction, please contact Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Grand Rapids in Grand Rapids, MI.

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