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Liposuction continues to be the most common cosmetic surgery in the United States. This is due to its overall effectiveness and relative easier recovery. Additionally, it can usually be combined with other cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries with acceptable risk.

In today's medical landscape, there has been a dramatic increase in 'minimally invasive' fat loss procedures utilizing heat, cold, ultrasound or radiofrequency energy in an attempt to achieve results similar to liposuction. However, most of these technologies do not compare favorably to the more powerful and time-tested liposuction technique. Liposuction's continued popularity as a cosmetic procedure is testament to this fact.

Liposuction is particularly effective when multiple areas need to be contoured or a more generalized 'total body' change is needed. Dr. Albright is well versed in body contouring liposuction, and will help you improve your shape today!

Liposuction FAQ’s

Am I a good candidate for liposuction?

Most patients are healthy enough for liposuction.  Dr. Albright and his staff will ensure that you are a good medical candidate for the procedure. More commonly at issue is if the patient is likely to achieve the cosmetic results they are expecting. This comes from a relatively common misunderstanding about what liposuction is. Liposuction is a contouring procedure and not a weight loss or fat loss procedure. Yes, fat will be removed, but the overall weight of the removed tissue is actually very low compared to one's entire body mass. Furthermore, the only fat that can be removed, is the fat that is just underneath the skin, and not any fat that may be deep inside the body around your organs. In some patients, the 'intraabdominal' fat is a larger contributor to overall body shape, particularly of your side profile in a mirror, than the amount of subcutaneous fat. This is also true for one's skeletal structure. For example, some people have a big barrel chest due to the shape of their ribs, breast bone and collar bones. Liposuction is unable to change the skeletal structure. So understanding the limitations of the technique will help patients avoid disappointing results and make the most of their transformation. Dr. Albright and his staff will help you figure this out.

Additionally, some patients may not have a problem with fat, or at least fat alone. These patients may have a bigger problem with hanging or damaged/stretched skin. Very commonly these patients may present to have liposuction to improve their body's contour, when in fact, they would best benefit from removal of the excess/damaged skin. This is particularly prevalent in patients who have had massive weight loss (50+ pounds of weight loss whether from bariatric surgery or from behavior modification alone). These patients may benefit from an entirely different total body transformation solution, typically involving multiple staged procedures.

What areas can be treated with liposuction?

Almost any area on the body where there is excess subcutaneous fat to remove. For many women, common treatment areas include the belly, flanks, back (upper bra roll and lower back), sides of the thighs (saddle bags), back of the upper thighs (banana roll), upper inner thighs, and lower thighs near the knees. Additional areas combined with breast surgery are the upper arms, and the sides of the breasts as it transitions around to the back. For facelift patients, neck liposuction may also be needed. Dr. Albright will be able to help you decide which options are best to achieve your goals!

When will I see my final results from liposuction?

A tricky question to answer actually. Initially, immediately after surgery, the treated area will be swollen both from fluid added to the subcutaneous fat (tumescent fluid), as well as fluid from your circulation, called serous fluid. Surgery causes inflammation from the 'injury' and creates surgical 'space' which signals to your body to fill the new surgical space with fluid from your circulation. This fluid is what causes most of the swelling after surgery. This fluid will ultimately be reabsorbed by your body, except in the case of a seroma or significant lymphatic damage. After an initial 3-5 day worsening of swelling after surgery, there will be a gradual decrease for several months. This process occurs at different rates for different people and for different anatomic areas, and is further affected by one's postoperative activities. So this period of swelling is variable. However, for body and extremity liposuction, most of the swelling will resolve by 3-5 months. Typically, patients will resume exercise 1 month after surgery, which will aid in additional volume loss by the 3-5 month period.  

If you wanted to be very certain that the result is ready for "prime time", then plan to have the procedure performed at least 6 months before your planned engagement.

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