Preparing for Liposuction

There are several important things for you to do as you prepare for your liposuction procedure. At your initial consultation, Dr. Bottger will go over this in great detail. But you may want to print out this list and keep it on hand to ensure you don’t forget anything important. Make sure you take care of the following items at least 2 weeks prior to your liposuction procedure:

How Much Fat can Be Removed by Liposuction?

A common question Dr. Bottger hears from prospective liposuction patients is, “How much fat can be removed by liposuction?” The answer to this question is somewhat complicated. According to standards established by the medical community, 6 liters (approximately 12 pounds) of fat is the upper limits of what is considered safe to remove during a single liposuction procedure. This does not mean you are losing 12 pounds of fat if you have 6 liters removed. Instead, this measurement represents the total amount of fat, blood, and other body fluids being removed.

Life after Liposuction

For many liposuction patients, the most difficult part of the entire process occurs after the surgery and recovery period have ended. While liposuction can achieve beautiful results that help you achieve your desired figure, the long term success of your procedure ultimately depends on how well you take care of your body after surgery. A recent study posted in the Journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons found that approximately 50% of patients surveyed regained weight within several months of undergoing liposuction.

Beware of Gimmicky Liposuction Alternatives

As liposuction and other body sculpting procedures have increased in popularity in recent years, so have the number of alternatives which claim to magically melt fat away with the flick of a button or the zap of a laser. But it is important to be careful and do your research before opting for one of these miracle procedures. You may end up regretting your decision in the long run. Many of these gimmicky liposuction alternatives are very new.

New Study Finds Liposuction Reduces Fat Levels in Blood

Liposuction is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures performed in the United States. Many men and women are able to achieve dramatic body contouring effects by the procedure, which removes stubborn pockets of fat resistant to diet and exercise. But a recent study published in the Journal of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery has also found that liposuction may have unintended health benefits.

Liposuction is not a Substitute for Weight Loss

Liposuction is a very effective way to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat that have been resistant to diet and exercise. However, it is important to remember that liposuction is a body contouring tool, not a weight loss method. In order to achieve the best possible results and maintain them for years, you will need to maintain a healthy diet and active lifestyle after your procedure. The best liposuction results are typically achieved when smaller volumes of fat are removed.

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