Liposuction can slim and contour diverse areas of the body to eliminate stubborn excess fat deposits. Most of our liposuction candidates at the Cosmetic Surgery Center of Huntsville choose to target isolated pockets of fat around the abdomen, lower back, arms, thighs, or chin; however, liposuction can typically be utilized in virtually any body area. For optimal results, patients should already be at or near their ideal weight. Liposuction is not intended for dramatic weight loss, so if you have weight distributed all over your body that you would like to lose, a healthy diet and regular exercise should be tried first. If there are pockets of fat that are simply not responding, liposuction may be an ideal option.
Liposuction can be performed in a number of different target areas in the same operation, or it can be performed over a series of treatments. For most patients, four liters of total fat removal is the maximum for a single outpatient procedure. The number of areas treated in a single procedure and the amount of fat that will be removed will ultimately depend on your unique needs and what will be safest for your body type. Your medical history, skin laxity, and overall health will be taken into account when designing your customized liposuction treatment. For cases in which more than three areas need to be contoured to meet your goals, Dr. David L. Durst may recommend two separate liposuction sessions to maximize your safety.
To learn more about liposuction, please contact our office today.