Liposuction continues to grow in popularity and is one of the most sought-after plastic surgery procedures. Whether done alone or in combination with a tummy tuck, liposuction works to remove unwanted fat from specific areas of the body.* However, more isn’t always better and overly aggressive liposuction can sometimes do more harm than good.
Why You Shouldn’t Remove Too Much Fat at Once
Liposuction should not be considered a way to get rid of a high volume of fat. Rather, liposuction can contour your body by removing small amounts of fat from targeted areas.* Liposuction that removes too much fat can result in dimpling and other abnormalities. Therefore, if you have a large amount of excess fat, another approach might be better. However, liposuction can be a key component of body contouring after weight loss by helping to slim away any stubborn fat pockets left behind.*
The best way to avoid having overly aggressive liposuction is to choose a reputable surgeon who is board-certified and has lots of experience doing the procedure.
Less Can Be More with Liposuction
If you think of liposuction as a body contouring procedure and not as a weight loss method, it’s easy to understand how less really is more. A plastic surgeon with a skilled and experienced hand can use liposuction to delicately sculpt your body by removing fat from problem areas.* When you go to your liposuction consultation, talk to your plastic surgeon about whether a more delicate technique is favored at the practice.
*This information is for education only, and is not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary.