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Top 5 Myths About Liposuction by Dr. Wolfeld

All over the internet and message boards, there seems to be many myths surrounding liposuction. Manhattan, New York, & New Jersey plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Wolfeld would like to address some of these myths and misconceptions to provide potential patients/clients some comfort in distinguishing fact from fiction. Here are the top 5 myths concerning liposuction:

Top 5 Myths About Liposuction

  1. Liposuction is only temporary; the fat will eventually come back.
    As a general rule, if one's weight is stable then the results of liposuction can be permanent. But if you gain weight at any time after liposuction, fat will re-accumulate, and it may come back in the areas in which it was removed.

  2. Liposuction can only benefit people who are severely obese/overweight.
    In general, liposuction is not a procedure for the severely obese/overweight patient. It is a procedure that is best utilized to remove unwanted localized deposits of fat.

  3. Liposuction is just for women.
    Liposuction is a great procedure for both women and men to remove unwanted fat from the tummy, love handles, thighs, knees and elsewhere. Both women and men can experience dramatic results from this procedure.

  4. Liposuction is a great way to get rid of cellulite.
    Liposuction does not get rid of cellulite and it is not a treatment for cellulite. Liposuction generally removes the deeper fat while cellulite is more superficial.

  5. Liposuction is a great alternative to dieting.
    Liposuction is not an alternative to dieting. Dieting and exercise are the best ways to lose weight. If you are left with fatty areas after dieting, then liposuction is the procedure of choice to remove these unwanted bulges.


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