Top 5 Benefits of Liposuction

October 11, 2023

Almost every person’s body stores fat in particular places. Whether you accumulate stubborn fat around your abdomen, on your hips or thighs, or under your chin, you can eliminate it with liposuction. This body sculpting procedure removes unwanted fat to enhance your contours and finally conquer those problem areas you have struggled with. Say hello to a more confident you with the help of our board-certified body contouring experts in Newport Beach. 

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a tool for fat removal and body sculpting. It uses small incisions to insert a cannula that breaks up and suctions away fat. Liposuction is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures and is often performed alone or as part of another procedure. Liposuction in Newport Beach can address small areas such as under the chin or large ones like the tummy. It can target almost any area where you tend to accumulate resistant fat. 

*Individual Results May Vary

How Does Liposuction Work?

Large liposuction areas are performed under general anesthesia, while local anesthesia may be used for small areas. Your board-certified surgeon will inject the area with sterile saline and diluted local anesthetic. This method called tumescent liposuction, protects the underlying tissues and helps control swelling. 

Your surgeon then makes a few small incisions and inserts a thin tool called a cannula. Moving the cannula around breaks up unwanted fat, letting your Newport Beach surgeon suction it out. A skilled surgeon will target fat while avoiding important structures to make liposuction safe and effective. 

Top 5 Benefits of Liposuction

You may choose liposuction for many reasons. The procedure has many benefits that you may not be aware of, including some that can enhance your appearance in other ways. 

Liposuction Gives You a Sculpted Shape

The most well-known benefit of liposuction is its ability to help you achieve a slimmer, more contoured figure. In the hands of a skilled surgeon, liposuction is an art form that creates your desired shape with lasting, natural-looking results. Our body contouring experts take pride in helping patients achieve their goals of a sculpted and defined figure.  

Liposuction Enhances Other Procedures

Liposuction is a key component of many other procedures. If you have a procedure such as a mommy makeover, it may include liposuction along with a tummy tuck or breast lift. As another example, liposuction under the chin can be paired with a neck lift to create a more youthful and defined jawline. Your surgeon may recommend adding liposuction to any procedure where you can benefit from some fat removal to enhance your results.   

Liposuction Can Boost Confidence

Liposuction targets problem areas that can affect your confidence. If fat around your thighs, under your arms, or in almost any other area makes you want to cover up, liposuction may be able to help. This procedure lets you address those annoying areas that hold you back. Imagine wearing clothing that you would typically shy away from. A boost in confidence could help you do just that!  

Liposuction Fat Can Be Used Elsewhere

The fat removed by liposuction can still be useful. For this reason, your surgeon may recommend using some of your removed fat in strategic areas. Procedures like fat transfer to the face or a Brazilian butt lift use liposuction to collect fat and then restore lost volume or enhance your curves. Sometimes there is an opportunity to put what’s removed to good use!  

Liposuction Results are Long-Lasting

Your body does not regrow fat cells, so the fat removed by liposuction will not return. However, your remaining fat cells can still enlarge if they start to store excess fat. It’s important to lead a healthy lifestyle and maintain a stable weight in order to enjoy results that last a lifetime

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What is Recovery Like After Liposuction?

Your recovery process depends on several factors, including the amount of fat removed and the area or areas treated. You can expect some soreness and swelling, especially during the first few days. Most people can return to regular activities within one to two weeks. During your follow-up visit, your surgeon will let you know when you can resume more strenuous activities as well. 

Which Areas Can I Treat With Liposuction?

Liposuction can treat almost any area where the body tends to store stubborn fat. Popular areas for liposuction include:

  • Abdomen
  • Waistline
  • Back
  • Hips
  • Thighs
  • Upper arms
  • Under the chin

Your Newport Beach surgeon can use liposuction to sculpt and shape these areas so you look naturally more contoured and slimmer. If you have other areas of concern, discuss them during your consultation. Your surgeon will help you find a solution, whether it involves liposuction or another treatment. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Liposuction?

Most healthy adults can safely have liposuction. The best candidates lead a healthy lifestyle but have pockets of resistant fat. However, many others can see results, especially in targeted areas. Good candidates should have reasonable expectations and no major health problems.

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Beth M.

Take the Next Step

As soon as you step into our Newport Beach office, our welcoming staff will carefully listen to your concerns and guide you through your treatment journey. The board-certified plastic surgeons at Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery will be happy to discuss your cosmetic goals, review the pros and cons of the treatment you are considering, and create a personalized treatment plan that will deliver the best outcome for you. 

To learn more about the innovative treatments offered at Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, CA, contact our office by calling (949) 617-1168 or by filling out the consultation request form below.