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Where Does the Fat Go? Your Guide to Liposuction

Liposuction in Phoenix, AZ

Liposuction is one of the most popular treatments in the plastic surgery world, but because of its popularity, it’s also one of the cosmetic surgery procedures with the most misunderstandings and misconceptions. Dr. Philpott wants to discuss exactly what you can expect from your liposuction treatment, so you can have realistic expectations for your potential results.

What to Expect During Liposuction

Liposuction is a surgical cosmetic treatment that removes unwanted stubborn pockets of fat from your treated areas using a thin, hollow tube called a cannula that is hooked up to a vacuum-powered system. Liposuction is arguably the most popular body contouring procedure offered around the world, as it provides patients with nearly immediate and dramatic results. Patients are able to reap the benefits of their liposuction treatments just a few short months following their treatment, once all swelling and bruising subsides.

Liposuction Results are Potentially Permanent

Believe it or not, once targeted fat is removed from the body via liposuction, it is never replaced with new fat cells. This means that the results of your liposuction procedure have the potential to last you a lifetime! This does not mean, however, that you can no longer gain weight in your treated areas. While new fat cells will never replace the old ones, existing fat cells can swell with weight gain and migrate to your treated areas, giving the illusion of new fat. It’s important to lead a healthy and active lifestyle to maintain the results of your liposuction procedure.

Liposuction Doesn’t Really Make You Lose Weight

When people think of liposuction, they think of fat being removed from the body and an overall slimmer physique following treatment. And, while this is all true, liposuction isn’t a good treatment for weight loss. Liposuction can provide dramatic results for cosmetic purposes, but is never a substitute for a healthy diet and regular exercise routine.

Getting the Most Out of Your Liposuction

When it comes to getting the most out of your liposuction treatment, it’s important to follow some of the following tips outlined by our very own Dr. Philpott.

  • Wear your compression garments post-surgery. Your post-surgical compression garments can make all the difference in your liposuction results. The garments help promote your healing process by reducing swelling and also help your skin heal flat against your new contours.
  • Keep a healthy and active lifestyle. We understand gaining weight is never one anyone’s to-do list, but we also know how easy it is to fall into a sedentary lifestyle. By eating well and working out regularly, you can optimize and better maintain your liposuction results.

If you’re interested in learning more about liposuction, contact us to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Philpott today. He’ll be happy to sit down with you, discuss your concerns and develop a personalized treatment plan to help you reach all of our aesthetic goals. In light of recent events, we are also offering virtual consultations that allow you to get all of your questions answered in the comfort and convenience of your very own home.

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