Liposuction FAQ’s

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Below are some frequently asked questions about liposuction (including facial liposuction), laser liposuction (Lipotherme) and liposculpture. Dr. Quardt encourages you to come in for a consultation to discuss these and other questions as they relate to your own individual goals.

Am I a good candidate for liposuction?

Only a conversation with Dr. Quardt can determine if you are a good candidate for liposuction. However, in general, good candidates:

  • Have realistic expectations
  • Are in generally good health
  • Are bothered by localized pockets of fat that do not respond to diet and exercise

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Can liposuction be used for weight loss?

Liposuction is not a substitute for weight loss. It is not safe to remove vast quantities of fat through liposuction, or to perform obesity surgery using liposuction. Plus, fat does not actually weigh very much.

Can liposuction address cellulite?

Liposuction is not intended primarily to reduce cellulite or sagging/hanging skin.

What procedures are commonly performed to supplement liposuction?

Dr. Quardt often performs procedures such as body lifts and thigh lifts to address cellulite and hanging skin. Other complementary procedures include facelifts, neck lifts, breast reductions and abdominoplasties (tummy tucks). Lipotherme (laser liposuction) is also able to provide some skin tightening along with fat removal.

Are the results of liposuction permanent?

For the most part, yes. Fat cells do not grow back, so if you gain some weight after liposuction, it will generally accumulate in areas of the body that were not treated with liposuction, because the fat cells were removed there. However, significant weight gain can overcome the effects of liposuction.

Does liposuction cause dimpling or uneven skin?

These are indeed risks, but a skilled surgeon like Dr. Quardt knows how to perform liposuction to minimize these risks. Dr. Quardt also uses smaller cannulas in a criss-cross pattern to avoid large, visible furrows in the fat.

What is recovery like after liposuction?

Each person has a different recovery. In general, though, patients take strong pain medicine for a few days and take it easy at home. After a week, they can resume light to moderate activities. Dr. Quardt usually recommends wearing a compression bandage or garment for the first month to help reduce swelling and support the treatment area.

Talk with Dr. Quardt to find out more about liposuction and whether it is right for you.

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