What are the Benefits of Liposuction?

Liposuction’s primary benefit is its ability to remove stubborn deposits from your abdomen, upper arms, buttocks, chin, neck, hips, thighs, chest, back, calves, and ankles that won’t respond to diet and exercise alone.

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Liposuction Overview

Liposuction is a surgical intervention that uses suction equipment to remove subcutaneous fat (fat under the skin) from various regions of your body. Dr. Lawton first numbs the skin around the target region and then inserts a tube into the body to dislodge and remove fatty deposits.

Most cosmetic surgeons do not consider liposuction a weight-loss technique but rather a body sculpting intervention you can use if you are finding it difficult to eliminate pockets of fat through diet and exercise alone.

Please note, if you’re severely overweight, you are much more likely to lose weight through diet, exercise, and gastric band surgery. Liposuction is best viewed as a finishing touch for people who have an otherwise stable bodyweight.

Liposuction sometimes becomes necessary when the body refuses to mobilize fat deposits for energy. If fat cells have been around for a long time, the body may be very unwilling to release the necessary chemical signals to use them as an energy source.

Some of Dr. Lawton’s patients can diet and exercise for months and not see any visible improvement in their figures, leaving them feeling disheartened. In these cases, liposuction can provide the final push to enable them to achieve their physique goals, especially when combined with a tummy tuck.

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Benefits of Liposuction

The benefits of liposuction include the ability to:

Target multiple areas of the body.

Most liposuction patients ask for liposuction to reduce deposits of fat on the belly, back, legs, and chin. However, you can also seek out and treat other areas, including fat on your calves and ankles, chest, and hips.

Make a speedy recovery.

While liposuction is a surgical technique that involves piercing the skin, most patients make a speedy recovery within approximately two weeks.

Get dramatic results.

Liposuction is one of the most powerful body-contouring techniques because it physically removes fat from the body, unlike cold, ultrasound, or laser therapies. That means that you’ll see improvements immediately. Furthermore, once you remove fat cells, they cannot return.

Deal with lymphedema and lipomas.

Lymphedema is a chronic condition caused by lymph accumulation under the skin. Surgeons use liposuction to remove these pockets, reducing discomfort and swelling. Likewise, liposuction can remove lipomas; benign fatty tumors that often form under the skin.

Correct lipodystrophy syndrome.

Liposuction can selectively remove fat from specific areas of the body suffering from lipodystrophy syndrome, improving overall fat distribution.

Am I a Candidate for Liposuction?

Good candidates for liposuction include:

  • Patients of healthy weight struggling to eliminate stubborn fatty deposits with diet and exercise alone
  • Patients with medical conditions, such as lipodystrophy syndrome, lipomas, or lymphedema.
  • Patients with supply, flexible skin that will not sag once Dr. Tenley removes subcutaneous fat

Ideally, patients should be in good overall health and not smoke tobacco products.

“I had a great experience. The folks at the surgery center were professional and caring. Dr. Lawton’s staff is equally professional and competent. Dr. Lawton was completely supportive of what I wanted and didn’t project her ideals into my vision. I was treated with respect and sensitivity. Thank you, Marie Stevens” *

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Take the Next Step

Would you like to learn more about liposuction? Simply fill out the form on this page or call Tenley K. Lawton M.D. at (949) 640-0999 to schedule your consultation with Board-Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Tenley Lawton. Proudly serving Newport Beach and the greater Orange County, CA area.

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