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Liposuction

Liposuction in Pittsburgh

The most commonly performed areas for liposuction are the upper arms, thighs, abdomen and knees, as well as the chin and neck. This can be a solution for those who wish to shed fat around areas of their bodies that are otherwise resistant to diet and exercise.

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Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty, liposculpture, or suction lipectomy is a cosmetic procedure that can remove fat from many different sites on the human body. Areas affected can range from the abdomen, buttocks and thighs, to the neck, backs of the arms and elsewhere. Liposuction is not a low-effort alternative to exercise and diet. It is a form of body contouring with significant risks and should not be considered a weight loss method.

The amount of fat removed varies by doctor, method, and patient, but is typically less than 10 pounds. There are several factors that limit the amount of fat that can be safely removed in one session of liposuction. There are negative aspects to removing too much fat. Unusual lumpiness and/or grooves in the skin can be seen in those patients who are “over-suctioned”. The more fat removed the higher the surgical risk. Ultimately, the operating physician and the patient make the decision together.

Areas that can be shaped by liposuction include:

  • » Abdomen and waist
  • » Cheeks, lower jaw, and neck
  • » Upper arms
  • » Chest & breasts
  • » Hips & buttocks

The most encouraging aspect of this cosmetic procedure is that fat cells, once removed from your body, will not be replenished. This means the results will be long lasting, especially with proper nutrition and exercise to maintain the body’s shape.

Is Liposuction fat removal permanent?

Research shows that people who have liposuction are three times more likely to gain weight if they don’t follow a healthy diet after liposuction. But those who follow a healthy diet are twice as likely to lose weight after liposuction. The suctioned fat cells are permanently gone. However, if the patient does not diet and exercise properly, the remaining fat cell neighbors could still enlarge, creating irregularities. Consequently people are much more likely to be happy with their long term results after liposuction if they make other healthy lifestyle changes.

To schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Anna Wooten regarding Liposuction in Pittsburgh, call (724) 759-7777.