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I Didn't Know That! Surprising Facts About Liposuction

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Stubborn fat can be targeted with liposuction.

There is no substitute for the effects that can be produced by consuming a healthy diet and exercising regularly, especially when it comes to ditching undesired pounds. However, there’s no good way to determine exactly which areas will shed that weight. For example, you may want to slim your thighs, but end up shedding inches from your waistline. By manually breaking down and suctioning fat cells from targeted areas, liposuction can create a smoother, more contoured appearance in precisely the areas where it is desired.

Liposuction is not intended to address obesity.

While it is possible to lose pounds with liposuction, it should not be viewed by Greater New Jersey women and men as weight loss surgery. It works best for removing deposits of fat that have not responded well to the efforts of diet and exercise, as well as for sculpting desired contours in certain areas of the body. In most cases, when performed for cosmetic purposes, only small quantities of fat are removed during most liposuction procedures. In general, between one and 10 pounds of fat may be suctioned out. The board-certified plastic surgeons at The Peer Group recommend that New Jersey area patients be at or near their ideal body weight before undergoing a liposuction procedure.

Unwanted fat can be eliminated.

Are you tired of having a tummy pooch? Sick of sporting saddlebags on your thighs? Does your double chin bring you down? These and other bothersome areas of fat can be improved with liposuction. Localized fat in areas that may otherwise be tough to target, such as the calves, upper arms, and knees, also can be removed. Even the face can be made to look slimmer when excess neck fat is eliminated. This type of versatility has helped boost the popularity of liposuction among patients in New Jersey and around the world.

Lipo will not prevent you from gaining weight.

After adolescence, the body stops producing new fat cells. In later years, those cells will either fill up or deflate like a balloon as weight is gained or lost. Once fat cells are removed from a specific area of the body with liposuction, they do not return. Although it is possible for cells surrounding the treated area to increase when weight is gained, fat should not accumulate in areas where liposuction was performed.

Fat can be transferred to where it is needed.

Do you dream of having a rounder rear end or fuller breasts? When unwanted fat is removed from an area of the body, the cells can be purified and transferred (or grafted) into other areas of the body that lack volume. This offers patients at The Peer Group in Florham Park, NJ an opportunity to address multiple cosmetic issues during a single liposuction procedure.

Liposuction will not improve stretch marks or scars.

If you’re counting on liposuction to tighten excess skin on your stomach or reduce the visibility of stretch marks resulting from pregnancy, you will need to reconsider. These conditions cannot be improved with liposuction. The same goes for the dimpled appearance on the skin that is caused by cellulite. This is because liposuction targets underlying fat cells. Once these are removed, the skin will still appear saggy. However, the experienced, board-certified plastic surgeons at The Peer Group can recommend other cosmetic procedures for men and women in the Greater New Jersey area that are designed to tighten the skin and make stretch marks less visible.

Shapely curves can be sculpted.

Besides reducing areas of unwanted fat, liposuction is effective for creating the sexy contours that are desired by patients in Greater New Jersey. The procedure is highly customizable. For example, those who want to maintain the voluptuous, hourglass shape of their hips, thighs, and buttocks may do so while simultaneously smoothing their stomach for a slimmer look. The plastic surgeons at The Peer Group work closely with patients to provide the results they want with minimal scarring since most liposuction procedures require only small incisions.

The appearance of problem areas can be improved.

After successfully losing a moderate amount of weight, it can be frustrating to notice a residual roll or other small areas of leftover fat on the body. For most patients, liposuction can be employed to spot-reduce bothersome areas, which also will be smoothed in the process to achieve a better shape. This may help men and women feel proud about their weight loss as well as more comfortable showing off their new, trimmer figure.

Is liposuction right for you?

Now that you know more about the history of liposuction, as well as the many improvements to your physique that can be accomplished with this versatile surgery, you may feel better prepared to move forward with scheduling a liposuction procedure for yourself. You are encouraged to contact the board-certified plastic surgeons at The Peer Group in Florham Park, NJ to learn how liposuction may benefit you.

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