Common Questions About Liposuction

Liposuction is a procedure that involves removing fat cells from your body. It’s usually performed in an outpatient center under anesthesia so that you’re comfortable during the procedure. Before you make the decision to have this body-altering procedure performed, there are a few common questions that you might have for our doctor that can usually be answered in one visit.

What is the Process of Liposuction?

One of the questions that you might have could be about the overall procedure of liposuction and what it can do for your appearance. Overall, it’s a simple process that is usually completed in a short time. Our doctor will use a small tube that is inserted through your skin into the area where fat cells are to be removed. The fat cells are then suctioned through the tube into a canister. Fat is usually removed from the layers between the muscle in the area of the body that you want to improve and the skin. Keep in mind that the procedure will result in fat not coming back in the area because the cells are removed.

Am I a Candidate?

A question that you should ask is whether you’re a good candidate for liposuction or not. One factor that would make you a good candidate is understanding the realistic expectations of the procedure. You should also be in good physical health and be at a point where you’re satisfied with your weight. Any significant changes in your weight can alter the appearance of the area where liposuction was performed. Your mental health should also be at a point where you’re ready to see the changes to your body that liposuction can deliver.

What Areas of the Body Can It Treat?

Another common question about liposuction involves the areas of the body that are often treated or that can be treated. You want to ensure that our doctor can remove fat from the areas that you want to change, and if it’s not possible, then you need to talk to our doctor about other ways that you can make changes to your body so that you’re happy with how you look. Common areas include the thighs, abdomen, cheeks, arms, and hips. Talk to our doctor about any complications associated with areas of the body that are treated. A common issue that is seen is thinking that you can have multiple areas treated at one time. Instead, try to focus on the areas where you want to see a difference in how you look the most first before areas that you might not even pay attention to as often during the day.

Visit Murphy Plastic Surgery in Englewood, CO so that you can ask some of the common questions about liposuction that you have before making a decision about the procedure. We also serve residents in Denver, CO. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!

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