Dr. Gurley Answers the Five Most Commonly Asked Questions about Liposuction


1. Will the fat come back after liposuction?

Liposuction safely, efficiently and predictably removes living fat cells from the body. And those fat cells do not come back. They are gone forever.

A Board Certified plastic surgeon can shape, smooth, contour and artfully choose from where and how much fat to remove. Patients who have tried other fat removal techniques are especially impressed by the ability of liposuction to remove fat that no other method could affect.

Recent alternatives to liposuction cannot predictably and precisely sculpt the body. Whether the fat is poisoned or frozen, precise sculpting is not an option, multiple sessions are needed, and the expense can far exceed that of liposuction performed by a plastic surgeon. So the only way CoolSculpting surpasses liposuction, is in the cost. If you look at the cost per volume removed, CoolSculpting takes hours compared to minutes. This is because multiple sessions are needed to cover the necessary surface area desired and repeated treatments to the same area are needed to get any results at all. When comparing cost for amount of fat removed, CoolSculpting is the most expensive way to remove fat.

2. How much downtime will there be after liposuction?

Actually, there can be no downtime after liposuction. Since there are no incisions (only tiny poke holes), you may shower the day of surgery and go back to work the following day. The best thing is, if you elect for anesthesia, the procedure is painless, and the results are instant and spectacular.

The downtime after liposuction is less than most alternative treatments. And remember… it’s a one-time treatment! As soon as surgery is complete, the inches are already gone. A slimmer figure is realized instantly!

3. Are there scars after liposuction?

Try to imagine a tiny, narrow straw or paintbrush predictably removing exactly the fat you want removed. Small poke holes are needed to touch and then remove the fat. Only the fat that is touched is removed and often the entry is invisible. Many patients have no visible scars. And most visible scars will virtually disappear over time.

4. Will there be saggy skin after liposuction?

The ideal skin in an area of liposuction has no stretch marks and is not folded over or hanging. Skin with elasticity will rebound after fat removal and go back into place. Although the skin won’t be tighter, and it may be a little looser, it should not hang. Plastic surgeons are knowledgeable in the details of skin biology and are trained to predict the skin’s integrity.

5. What if there is weight gain after liposuction?

Most often there is slight weight loss after liposuction. If weight gain occurs after liposuction, the “problem area” will not return as it was before. The figure is forever changed! Liposuction will help keep the new proportions.



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