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How Effective is Liposuction?

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Liposuction has become one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries performed despite being invasive and often requiring general anesthesia, that’s because this procedure provides safe, effective, and permanent reduction of stubborn fat deposits that are resistant to traditional weight loss strategies.

What liposuction is?

Is the invasive technique of getting rid of the fat deposits underneath the skin, and it can be safely performed on almost all body parts.

How is it performed?

Your plastic surgeon uses a small device called a cannula. He directs this in a back-and-forth method to destroy the fat cells and suction them out.

Surgeons might use some techniques like laser, ultrasonic wave energy, or injectable medications to destroy or emulsify the fat layers before being suctioned for easier removal.

Most common misconceptions about surgical fat removal effectiveness

You have to be more realistic in your expectations regarding invasive fat removal surgeries, to collect a real image that helps you in choosing the right decision.

Liposuction achieves the same results that can be achieved through traditional weight loss methods

There is a major difference between the results achieved by surgical fat removal and those achieved by traditional weight loss methods like a healthy diet, exercise, and lifestyle modification.

Liposuction is a replacement for traditional weight loss methods

Invasive fat removal is a complementary step to diet and exercises to achieve an ideal, contoured and slim body, not a replacement step to them, but for achieving great outcomes from invasive fat removal, it should be performed on a stable near ideal body weight.

Liposuction is a rapid fix for obesity

Unfortunately, surgical fat reduction is not an ideal weight loss method that suits obese people, despite losing some of the body weight after the procedure it’s mainly performed to balance and sculpt the body and remove stubborn fat cells from select body areas.

How effective is liposuction
How effective is liposuction

Liposuction can treat cellulitis

Many people believe that fat removal surgery alone can help in cellulite treatment, unfortunately is not an effective cellulite treatment, however, additional cosmetic procedures are used to get rid of cellulitis.

Liposuction is a way to get rid of stretch marks

stretch marks that appear on the skin surface as a result of skin stretching due to excess weight loss/gain or hormonal changes are not affected by subcutaneous fat removal, but it needs additional techniques to firm the skin after fat removal.

How effective is liposuction?

Liposuction is a highly effective fat-removal procedure, with fast noticeable, permanent results, and a high satisfaction rate among those who performed it.

To see how effective it is, its pros and cons must be compared with other fat-loss alternatives, including traditional weight-loss methods like diet, exercise, and noninvasive fat-reduction procedures.

Liposuction vs traditional weight loss methods

We mean by traditional weight loss here the weight loss achieved by a balanced diet, regular exercise, and bariatric surgeries for those with significant weight difficulty.

There are significant differences between results that are achieved by fat removal surgery and traditional weight loss methods, and to clearly understand the difference between both results, you have to understand first the difference between visceral and Subcutaneous fat loss.

What is visceral Fat?

 Visceral fats are those stored around the internal organs and are most commonly associated with serious health problems like diabetes, insulin resistance, and other obesity-associated health conditions, visceral fats are easier to lose.

How are visceral fats targeted?

 Visceral fats are mainly targeted by traditional weight loss methods, and the results achieved are not permanent, the weight you lose you can regain if you stop following a healthy lifestyle and regular exercise.

What is subcutaneous Fat?

 Subcutaneous fats are those stored just beneath the skin that are more visible and harder to lose.

How are subcutaneous fats targeted?

 Subcutaneous fats are seldom affected by diet and exercise, but the best and highly effective way to get rid of the fat deposited under the skin is liposuction surgery.

And the results obtained are permanent since the fat cells removed can not be regenerated.

Liposuction effectiveness vs diet and exercise

The results obtained from both are extremely different, fat reduction affects subcutaneous fats that alter the appearance and change the body shape or image and the outcomes of fat reduction are permanent.

While diet and exercise target the visceral fats that have better effects on your health but the outcomes are not permanent and have no impact on the body image.

Liposuction effectiveness vs noninvasive fat removal procedures

Non-invasive fat reduction or body contouring procedure simply depends on applying an external factor to destroy the fat cells underneath the skin, and later the body will get rid of these destroyed cells.

Both invasive and noninvasive fat removal target subcutaneous fats and mainly aim to enhance the body’s shape and appearance, but they are different on some points.

Body areas can be targeted

Liposuction is highly effective for removing larger areas of excess fat, while noninvasive procedures are more suitable for removing small areas of fat.

Recovery post procedure

Noninvasive procedures have no or rapid recovery time, patients can resume their daily activities soon after surgery. In contrast, it can take up to a week after an invasive procedure to resume daily activities.

Recovery after the invasive procedure depends on several aspects including the amount of fats removed, the area targeted, and the body’s nature.


Liposuction can remove a larger amount of subcutaneous fat per session than noninvasive procedures. It also possesses the ability to move fat from one area of the body to another, which might be needed to contour the body, and results will be noticed immediately or within days of liposuction.

While a few millimeters of fat just below the skin can be removed by noninvasive procedures resulting in mild to moderate outcomes, it can also take up to months to fully notice the outcomes.

Durability of results

Both procedures provide strong, permanent outcomes regarding body shape and appearance, and the fat you lose from both surgeries cannot be regained.


Anyone with stable, near-ideal body weight and dream to achieve a symmetrical sculpted slim body, liposuction is a quick, effective, and safe way to reach your dream.


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