Posted: September 24, 2012
Liposuction is an excellent option to remove stubborn pockets of fat that have been resistant to diet and exercise. The abdominal region, including love handles, is a common treatment site for liposuction since fatty deposits around the stomach are often difficult to get rid of even with a diligent diet and exercise regimen.
However, it is important to remember that liposuction is not a weight loss method; it is intended to tone and sculpt your body by targeting small pockets of fat for removal.
The risks associated with liposuction may increase when large volumes of fat are removed and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) has established guidelines regarding how much fat can safely be removed during a liposuction procedure. At your initial consultation, Phoenix plastic surgeon Dr. John Corey will review these guidelines with you to ensure that you are a suitable candidate for liposuction.
In general, it is best to complete any necessary dieting before undergoing liposuction since your results will be considerably better if you are near your ideal weight. Dr. Corey will evaluate your body type, height, weight, and lifestyle before determining whether liposuction is the best option to address your goals.
Please contact Dr. John Corey today to schedule your initial liposuction consultation. We serve patients in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona.