Will Fat Cells Return after Liposuction?

Liposuction is an effective way to achieve a more toned, sculpted figure. The procedure removes targeted pockets of fat which have been resistant to diet and exercise. But what happens to these fat cells after they are removed? Are they gone forever or can they return over time? There has been a significant amount of debate over this topic in recent years.

Can Liposuction Eliminate Cellulite?

Cellulite is a condition affecting the vast majority of women as well as some men. It results in a lumpy, dimpled skin surface. Many patients visit Dr. Bottger’s Philadelphia office for a consultation and ask whether liposuction can treat their cellulite. Unfortunately, the answer is no. Liposuction is strictly a body contouring procedure intended to remove stubborn pockets of fat which are resistant to diet and exercise. It is not effective at eliminating the appearance of cellulite.

What is a Mini Tummy Tuck?

A mini tummy tuck may be right for you if you have a small amount of fat or tissue below your navel that keeps you from having the slim, toned appearance that you want. Unlike a full tummy tuck, the mini tummy tuck will only smooth and tighten skin below your navel instead of your entire abdomen. During a mini tummy tuck, Dr. Bottger will make a small incision above your pubic region to remove loose skin. Depending on your body’s needs, he may also perform liposuction to remove excess fat.

What should I Expect for my Liposuction Recovery?

Your liposuction recovery will vary based on a variety of factors, including the location of the treatment region and the amount of fat removed. However, there are common aspects of the recovery period experienced by all liposuction patients. You should expect to experience some minor bruising and swelling after liposuction, but this will subside over the first 2-3 weeks of your recovery. You will need to get plenty of rest right after surgery, but Dr.

Give the Gift of BOTOX

The holiday season is here, and if you are looking for some last minute gift ideas, you may want to speak to Dr. David Bottger about a BOTOX® Cosmetic gift certificate for your loved one. According to a recent survey conducted by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), BOTOX® Cosmetic gift certificates have become popular gift ideas across the country this year. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a great way to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles.

Liposuction May Be Used to Help Regenerate Liver Tissue

A research team at Stanford University led by Gary Peltz, MD, PhD, has recently discovered a new way to regenerate liver tissue from fat cells. While this technique is still in its infancy, it can potentially prove invaluable for people in need of a liver transplant. The liver performs the important function of filtering and breaking down waste products and toxic substances that are body must eliminate. However, liver poisoning or years of damage from excessive alcohol consumption can cause the liver to fail.

Military Personnel Undergo Liposuction to Meet Fitness Standards

Budget cuts for our defense department and more stringent enforcement of fitness standards among military personnel have resulted in a new trend among our nation’s troops. Many solders, particularly in the Army and Marine Corps, have been undergoing liposuction in order to meet fitness standards. This trend, commonly referred to as “military lipo,” is being performed to help military personnel meet the “tape test,” an assessment that evaluates the ratio of circumferences of a person’s neck and waist in order to determine their body fat percentage.


Is Liposuction Safe?

For many otherwise-healthy patients with stubborn fat deposits they can’t eliminate through diet and exercise, liposuction is an intriguing option. But they have questions, the simplest and most understandable of which is: is liposuction safe? Every surgery carries risk, and you might well wonder how a procedure in which fat is removed from your body can really be safe. Dr. Bottger will walk you through the procedure and completely explain the risks, but a few observations might prove helpful to you in your decision-making process.

Breast Lift Candidacy

Are you unhappy with sagging in your breasts, and are wondering whether you are a good candidate for breast lift surgery? First, make sure that a breast lift is the right breast surgery procedure to correct the concerns you have. One common complaint that a breast lift cannot address is hollowness in the upper part of the breast. To correct hollowness in the upper breast requires breast augmentation, though if you have sagging as well, Dr.


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