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What should I think about if I have liposuction?

Stuart A. Linder, MD
Plastic Surgery

Only Board-certified surgeons should perform liposuction surgery. The best patient candidates have localized fat deposits that are resistance to both diet and exercise. Favorable areas include: the abdomen, hips, flanks, medial and lateral thighs, lateral breasts. These are areas that often have good skin tonicity and will contract reasonably after sculpting. Post-operative compression garments are vital to help reduce swelling and contour the skin. I place my patients in 6 weeks of post-operative garments for compression. Remember, liposuction is NOT a substitute for diet and exercise and should be done with the patient close to their ideal body weight. 


 

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