Liposuction surgery consists of removing areas of excess fat via small incisions using cannulas under the skin. Liposuction does not make you lose weight and patients must be at a stable and healthy body weight to benefit from this procedure. Liposuction can be done under local anesthetic with sedation or under general anesthetic. It is often combined with other procedures such as abdominoplasty, breast reduction and other body contouring procedures.

Good candidates are:

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  • At a healthy and stable body weight
  • Do not have serious medical problems
  • Have an isolated area of excess fat
  • Have good skin quality (usually under 40 years old)
  • Do not have excess skin (needs excision using body contouring techniques)

Poor candidates are:

  • Looking to lose weight
  • Obese
  • Have excess skin
  • Have poor skin quality
  • Have other medical problems

Recovery from liposuction consists of two days of pain requiring medications, one week for the skin to heal and 4-6 weeks for the swelling to resolve. A compression garment is worn for 4-6 weeks to help with contouring the skin.


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