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Is Liposuction a Weight Loss Surgery?

Saturday, July 15, 2023

LiposuctionLiposuction is a popular cosmetic surgery that removes stubborn fat from areas of the body where it is difficult to lose fat. However, there is a common misconception that liposuction is a form of weight loss surgery. Let’s explore if liposuction is a weight loss surgery and who is a good candidate.

Liposuction Is Not a Weight Loss Surgery

Contrary to the popular misconception, liposuction is not a weight loss surgery in the traditional sense. However, you do technically lose weight from the liposuction process. Liposuction is designed to remove small and stubborn pockets of fat that are difficult to target from traditional exercise and diet. Liposuction uses a small device that resembles a hollow knitting needle to remove fat from underneath the skin. Multiple tiny incisions are made, and the device removes the fat. The maximum amount of fat removed is around five to 10 pounds. While this is technically weight loss, liposuction is not a viable option for weight loss, and results will be far from optimal.

Who Should Get Liposuction?

Liposuction is mainly designed for people who are relatively healthy and are close to their goal weight. Certain parts of the body can be resistant to weight loss, and it is impossible to target a specific part of the body to burn fat. It can be frustrating to be a healthy and fit individual but struggle with excess fat in a place like your neck. That’s where liposuction is incredibly useful at targeting small pockets of fat on the body. If you’re struggling with stubborn fat or are five to 10 pounds away from your weight goal, liposuction could be a good option for you.

Seeking Treatment

Even though liposuction isn’t a weight loss surgery, it can still help you remove stubborn fat that is in the way of your aesthetic goals. Thankfully, Dr. John Bershof provides many cosmetic treatments, including liposuction. Dr. Bershof is proud to be one of the few plastic surgeons in the United States double-boarded in plastic surgery procedures. Dr. Bershof has been in private practice for over three decades and brings expertise, care, and efficiency to every procedure. If you’re considering liposuction, then contact Dr. Bershof’s office at 303-399-7662 today.

Where can liposuction be performed?

Friday, October 30, 2020

Men and women of Scottsdale, AZ often work hard to keep their bodies in shape and stay active and healthy. However, there are many areas of the body where excess fat tends to accumulate—and can be stubborn to address! Dr. Joseph C. Berardi is a board-certified plastic surgeon who works regularly with patients dealing with excess fat on the body and are seeking a solution to treating these targeted areas.

How liposuction works

A popular method of body contouring and fat removal is liposuction. Liposuction is an elective surgery that is performed to remove fat cells from targeted areas of the body. This is done with the use of a long wand like device attached to a suction machine. The wand, called a cannula, is inserted into very small incisions in the treatment area and is moved around to suction out unwanted fat—permanently. Liposuction is a more invasive procedure, and results surgery and downtime to heal and recover properly.

Where can liposuction be performed?

Dr. Joseph C. Berardi finds that any area of the body that is impacted by excess fat cells can be improved with the use of liposuction. Some of the more common targeted spots include:

  • Hips
  • Thighs
  • Abdomen
  • Chest
  • Back
  • Buttocks
  • Upper arms
  • Abdomen
  • Chin/neck

Who is a candidate?

To determine candidacy for liposuction, it is vital for patients to start with a consultation visit. Dr. Joseph C. Berardi takes this time to connect with these patients and find out what their goals are. A patient who is in good overall health and wellness, is within their ideal weight, and is interested in liposuction will want to speak to our provider about what they would like to achieve with this procedure. Patients should have realistic expectations regarding what can be done with liposuction, and may also consider combining other treatments into the same surgical appointment.

Call our board-certified plastic surgeon today!

Liposuction is a common procedure used to reduce and remove fat cells from specific areas of the body, and continues to be a popular choice for both men and women seeking improved body contours. If you live in the Scottsdale community and are considering liposuction, book an appointment with Dr. Joseph C. Berardi by calling (480) 397-0711. Our providers are here to help!