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Interested in Liposuction? All Your Burning Questions Answered

Liposuction has been around for decades, but it is still a largely misunderstood procedure by the public at large. If you have always been curious about the exact benefits of liposuction and whether you may be a good candidate, you can learn a lot by asking questions directly to the source: a plastic surgeon. In this blog, Dr. Ashkan Ghavami, a leading plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, answers some popular questions to help you better understand liposuction.

“Can I Lose a Lot of Weight with Liposuction?”

No, liposuction will not make much of a difference to the number you read on your scale. Bariatric surgery is a separate kind of procedure that helps people to reduce their appetite to make weight loss easier. Liposuction is recommended if you have come close to your goal weight but have had trouble losing pockets of fat in certain areas despite your best efforts with diet and exercise. You may only lose a couple pounds of fat with liposuction, but your body’s contours should look much better.

“How Soon Can I Show Off My New Body?”

Although you are likely to notice slimmer contours right after your surgery, your results are not complete at that point. Post-surgical swelling can take a few months to subside fully. By then, you should be able to see the appealing contours that your plastic surgeon has achieved on your behalf.

In other words, if you are hoping to show off your sleeker contours at an upcoming vacation or social event, you may want to schedule surgery well in advance to ensure your body looks its best.

“Is Liposuction Really Permanent?”

All fat cells that are suctioned out with liposuction are removed from your body permanently. If you maintain a steady weight after your surgery, you can enjoy your new contours indefinitely.

“What Happens If I Do Gain Weight After Liposuction?”

Liposuction does not prevent you from gaining weight altogether. Eating too many calories will create additional fat that is stored in fat cells in other areas of your body. This can alter your body’s other contours. If you put on a few extra pounds, that should not pose a problem. However, more significant fluctuations in weight can affect your results.

“Should I Try a Less-Invasive Procedure for Fat Reduction Instead?”

Less-invasive forms of fat reduction can offer a shorter downtime, but they cannot remove nearly as much fat as a surgical procedure. Recovery from liposuction is already less substantial than most other forms of plastic surgery, so after discussing options with their plastic surgeon, most patients agree that liposuction is the best way to go for appealing contours.

Ask Dr. Ghavami All Your Questions

As a compassionate and knowledgeable plastic surgeon, Dr. Ghavami takes time to answer all prospective patients’ questions so that they can make informed decisions about their care. If you have questions that you would like answered about liposuction or another form of plastic surgery, please schedule a virtual or in-person consultation by calling (310) 275-1959.  


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