Liposuction

Liposuction – What is Liposuction?

 Watch the short two minute video below from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons which explains exactly what liposuction is.

Liposuction aka Lipoplasty

Liposuction is a surgical procedure also known as lipoplasty.  A liposuction procedure removes, cuts or sucks out excess fat deposits out of your body, which will make your body thinner and more aesthetically shapely.  Many studies have shown that when a person looks better, they feel better about themselves, have a more positive outlook on life, are more active and enjoy an improved self-image.  Liposuction can indeed make you look better, feel better and be more confident.

Liposuction procedures can be helpful to get rid of excess fat storage in the belly, abdomen, hips, waist, thighs, upper arms, back, chest, calves, ankles, back and butt.  For many people, diet and exercise alone is just not enough to get rid of excess fat and flab that has been accumulated over many years.

Liposuction can be done as a single procedure – or liposuction can be used along with other plastic surgery procedures, such as a facelift, breast reduction or a tummy tuck.

Liposuction BellevueLiposuction is NOT a Cure All for Everything

Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity and should not be used as a substitute for proper nutrition and appropriate daily exercise.

Liposuction should not be used as a treatment for cellulite.  Cellulite is the dimpled or loose, saggy skin that can appear on your hips, thighs and ass.  Cellulite is an issue that is completely different than excess fat storage and is treated differently by the Best Plastic Surgery in Bellevue.

Is Lipoplasty Right for You?

You may be a good candidate for a lipoplasty procedure if you:

  1. Are a healthy adult
  2. Do not have any serious medical conditions that could keep your body from healing.
  3. Do not smoke.
  4. Have a positive outlook on life.
  5. Are properly educated on the risks and benefits of the surgery.

Liposuction may be right for you if you are negatively affected by excess fat on your body that has not changed despite proper nutrition and exercise.