We all have problem areas where fat accumulates and refuses to budge. Liposuction can remove this stubborn fat to shape and contour your figure. This body sculpting procedure can target almost any place where fat accumulates to help you reach your aesthetic goals. However, the amount of fat removed varies widely depending on several factors. 

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a body shaping procedure that breaks up fat and suctions it out of the body. Your Longwood Plastic Surgery team has performed thousands of successful liposuction procedures

Your surgeon will choose the best liposuction method for you to achieve the most flattering results. While liposuction does eliminate some fat, your procedure will focus more on achieving an attractive result than the quantity of fat removed. 

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How Does Liposuction Work?

Your LPS surgeon will develop a customized treatment plan based on your goals and target areas. In general, liposuction uses a tool called a cannula inserted through small incisions

The cannula will break up the fat layers under the skin and suction out the fat for quick, effective removal. Advanced liposuction methods cause much less bruising, swelling, and discomfort than older ones and can be used almost anywhere on the body. Common treatment areas include the arms, thighs, abdomen, and under the chin. 

How Much Fat Can Be Removed During Liposuction?

Liposuction will remove fat, but it should not be considered a weight loss procedure, and the amount of fat removed may be less than you would expect. Your LPS surgeon will balance attractive results with your safety since removing too much fat can increase your risk of side effects. 

Liposuction at LPS will always focus on your well-being first. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that fat removal of more than 5000 milliliters increases the risk of complications

However, your surgeon may remove a larger amount, especially if you have a higher BMI. Our excellent surgical technique will ensure your liposuction procedure is safe and effective. 

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What is Recovery Like From Liposuction?

You should plan to get up and start moving around as soon as possible after surgery. This maintains good blood circulation and helps you heal. You can expect some soreness and swelling, although a compression garment will keep swelling manageable. Most people can return to work within a week, but you should avoid strenuous activities for four weeks. 

What Results Will I See With Liposuction? 

Unlike non-invasive body sculpting, liposuction removes all the treated fat during the procedure. Liposuction results will be noticeable immediately but will be partially hidden by swelling for several weeks. 

Full results can take several months to develop. Fat cells do not grow back, so your liposuction results can last a lifetime if you maintain a consistent weight. 

I was recommended to Dr. Morris through my doctor at BID-Needham. Due to prior surgeries, I had some issues and Dr. Morris is the best. He has done a fantastic job with my abdomen core and I feel and look fantastic.

Take the Next Step

Interested in learning about liposuction? Schedule your consultation with Longwood Plastic Surgery today by calling our Brookline office at (617) 383-6250. We serve the Brookline and Greater Boston area with distinction.