Liposuction is a very popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the U.S. to help remove unwanted fat. However, there are still many misunderstandings surrounding this procedure. We have compiled a list of common misconceptions and facts to debunk those. Read on to learn more.

Liposuction can Treat Cellulite

Liposuction can only remove soft, fatty tissue. Because cellulite occurs when subcutaneous fat pushes connective tissue bands beneath the skin, it cannot be treated with liposuction alone. There are, however, cellulite-banishing treatments on the market today that can help to smooth these stubborn dimples and bumps.

Liposuction can Help You Lose Weight

Liposuction should not be a weight loss solution for those who are obese. The reality is that most patients only lose between two to five pounds in total. The best candidates for liposuction are within 30% of their healthy weight range and have localized pockets of fat they would like to eliminate.

Liposuction Can Fix Lax Skin

Liposuction can remove excess fat, but it cannot tighten sagging or lax skin. This can only be achieved through skin tightening procedures or treatments which may be able to be done in conjunction with liposuction.

Liposuction is Dangerous

While every type of surgery carries some risks, liposuction techniques have become very sophisticated over the years. If this procedure is performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon and patients follow appropriate post-op instructions, liposuction can be as safe as any other surgical procedure.

If you are interested in learning more about liposuction in the Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and Punta Gorda areas, contact our office today.