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Is Loose Skin a Side Effect of Liposuction?

Liposuction is a great procedure to rid yourself of stubborn fat that will not disappear with regular diet and exercise. Liposuction was first introduced in 1982 and has become a popular cosmetic surgery for men and women alike in the United States.

Liposuction has the ability to target large areas such as the abdomen and thighs, and even smaller areas such as the neck, chin and face. With technological advancements liposuction has become safer and less severe on the body, with a quick recovery time.

Many people think that liposuction is the answer to suddenly having a fit, firm body.  This is not the case. Liposuction will remove stubborn fat, but it will not tighten your skin and it will not remove cellulite. It is also important to understand that just because you had liposuction in a certain area, does not mean that you can’t gain weight in that area.  Liposuction removes fat cells that will never again be present, but it is important to understand that when you gain weight you are not gaining fat cells, they are merely just increasing in size.  So, if you remove fat cells, it is still possible for the remaining cells to increase in size, causing weight gain again in that area.

If you are looking for a more sculpted look of your body, Dr. Hovsepian will most likely recommend other procedures in conjunction with the liposuction.  A tummy tuck is a common procedure performed with liposuction to remove excess skin and create a visibly flatter, firmer stomach.

Liposuction is also used in neck lifts and face lifts to remove excess fat in the neck, usually brought on by genetics.  The liposuction alone would not tighten the neck, so a lift is required to get the overall more youthful look.

Contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hovsepian to discuss your various cosmetic surgery options.