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Liposuction / Who is a Candidate ?

The general public seems to have a misconception about what liposuction is and who would be the best candidate for this cosmetic surgical procedure.  First of all, liposuction is not a procedure to be used for weight loss.  A good candidate would be someone who follows a healthy lifestyle and exercises regularly and wants to improve their body contour or get rid of stubborn fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise.

Liposuction will not get rid of cellulite.  Cellulite is superficial fat, liposuction surgery addresses fat in the deeper tissue layers.

In the news of late, there are many companies on the market offering non-surgical liposuction.  Liposuction by definition is a surgical procedure.  The current advertised slimming devices, claim fat reduction without surgery, are often times only mildly effective at best.  These companies give no guarantee of results to be expected.

Liposuction is not effective in skin tightening or getting rid of loose skin.  The best option for this problem is tummy tuck surgery which can include some localized liposuction.  With a tummy tuck, excess skin and fat are removed surgically and the underlying muscles are tightened to create a slimmer and smoother abdominal region.

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Dr. Stephen Delia