Is Lipo Quick Weight Loss?

Earlier in my career, I had the unique opportunity to be interviewed on television by Roseanne Barr and Tom Arnold about liposuction.  Looking at the photo today, I don’t remember my hair ever being so dark, absent of all the gray!

Although the segment was meant to be light-hearted, I was able to convey my thoughts about why liposuction is not safe for patients that are not close to their ideal weight.  But as the weather turns warm in the Twin Cities, I usually have an uptick in consultations for liposuction.  Liposuction is proven to be a safe and an effective procedure to remove localized areas of fat, under certain conditions.

Unfortunately, liposuction is not a quick fix for having too many unwanted pounds. Most patients do take my recommendations in stride to get within a good 15-20 pound range of their ideal weight, before I will seriously consider doing their surgery. However, I suspect that a few patients leave my office and look elsewhere.

Liposuction is popular.  It is frequently used as an important tool in body sculpture surgeries, but patient selection is paramount regarding safety.  According to  The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS),  of the 9 million cosmetic procedures done last year, almost 300,000 patients had liposuction.



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