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6 Frequently Asked Questions About Liposuction

Liposuction is one of the more common cosmetic procedures that are often requested by patients that come to our office. It is relatively safe, provides satisfactory results and is a quick way to cut back on a person’s weight and contour their body shape. The professionals at Body by Bloch understand the importance of answering all questions about this procedure for patients that may want to learn more.

What is liposuction?

Liposuction is a procedure performed to shape a person’s body. It removes fat deposits that are sitting in various sections of a person’s body such as their arms, stomach, love handles, thighs and butt. Though many think this is a quick way to lose weight, it does not solve or treat the issue. It can, however, be used to jump-start a fat loss program.

Am I a good candidate for liposuction?

This procedure is great for those that are close to their ideal weight but are having trouble removing problem areas of fat. Those that want to shape their bodies more can do so with the use of liposuction. A consultation with our team can help determine your candidacy for this procedure.

What results are seen with liposuction?

It is important to note that every person is different so results may vary depending on the person. They recommend that a person gives their body a year to see the full results after having the procedure performed as this gives the body enough time to smooth out. If after this time there are still problem areas, the person can then go back for smaller touch ups.

Do the results from liposuction last?

Even though you are removing the fat cells from the body, it does not mean that they can never come back. The results are long termed if the person has a healthy weight, diet and exercise plan already in place. They recommend that the person have all three for months before surgery so that their weight is steady and that it will remain steady once they perform liposuction. Weight gain due to outside factors or pregnancy may cause the fat cells to come back, but individual results may vary.

How much does liposuction cost normally?

The costs of this procedure vary. The amount of liposuction that the person will need and the procedure they undergo will make a big difference. Those that are treating one area are looking at fewer costs than those treating multiple areas.

Is there scarring after?

It worries many that they will have many scars due to the surgery. The incisions made are all less than a centimeter and may be red and raised at first, but when they heal, they will become noticeably lighter and mesh well with the skin. Lightening creams and other procedures can help reduce the look of scars that may have healing issues.

If you have further questions or you want to schedule a consultation, speak with our professionals at Body by Bloch in Chicago. We would be happy to assist you and work with you on your perfect body image.

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