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Liposuction, or just lipo, is not magic, it’s medicine. It’s a powerful technology that allows plastic surgeons to get rid of localized fat deposits that often resist dieting and exercise, but it’s not without drawbacks. Having realistic expectations for your liposuction procedure is crucial to getting results that make you happy. Here are some things to keep in mind when you are considering lipo.

Lipo isn’t major weight loss. After lipo, you may be a few pounds lighter, but it isn’t really going to make a big difference in your weight, and it isn’t going to address problems related to a high BMI. Instead, lipo can get rid of one or even a few bulges that you can’t seem to get rid of on your own. Think of liposuction as a body contouring procedure, not a weight loss procedure.

Lipo can’t get rid of excess skin. Lipo gets rid of fat. Some types of lipo can stimulate more skin tightening than you might experience on your own, but if you need to get rid of significant amounts of excess skin, you may need to consider surgical body contouring alternatives, such as a tummy tuck ,arm lift, or thigh lift.

Lipo results may be affected by future weight gain. This is one of the reasons we urge people to get to a stable weight before getting lipo. If you maintain your weight, you will likely see lipo results that last the rest of your life, but if you gain weight in the future, your results may change.

If you keep these things in mind, you will most likely be very happy with your lipo procedure. We will talk about these and more during your consultation. To schedule a consultation at either of our Atlanta area locations, please contact Marietta Plastic Surgery.

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