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Can I opt for liposuction as treatment for obesity?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity. In this procedure, a surgeon removes fat from under the skin. Liposuction can be used to reshape parts of your body. But this surgery does not promise lasting weight loss.

This answer is based on source information from the National Women's Health Information Center.

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