Liposuction – Long-Term or Short-Term?

  • Posted on: 23 April 2020
  • By: Dr. Mucci

Liposuction is the most common cosmetic procedure performed in the United States. Frequently treated sites include the thighs, waist, abdomen, and arms. Really anywhere there is a bit of extra fat, we can address it using traditional, power assisted or ultrasound assisted liposuction.

Most love their result from the procedure, but is this procedure a long-term solution or just short-term fix?

Every patient wants cosmetic surgery to provide that life changing, long-term result; whether it’s how your favorite dress fits or just having a little extra room in your jeans.

As surgeons we can delivery that result to you in the short term.  Obviously there will be swelling that takes weeks to months to resolve, but how can you maintain you newly refined shape?

Two words- diet and exercise.  Liposuction is not a weight loss program. It is a sculpting procedure designed to target those your trouble areas, such as love handles or muffin top.

In my experience, patients who achieve the best long term results make a significant life style change.  They commit to a better diet and become more active.

So, is liposuction long-term or short-term? It all depends on the patients lifestyle after the procedure. As long as a patient works to create a healthy lifestyle post-procedure, a liposuction can be extremely successful.

If you are considering liposuction and have questions, call Dr. Mucci today to schedule a consultation. With over 25 years of experience and an impeccable educational background, there is no one more qualified to handle your cosmetic surgery.