Liposuction is one of the most renowned cosmetic surgery treatments in the world. It has been in practice for decades, serving many uses and treating various patients. El Paso Cosmetic Surgery offers liposuction treatments that can either be had on their own or alongside further procedures. 

If you are looking for a way to get rid of stubborn pockets of fat – particularly around the abdomen area – liposuction could be an option to consider. 

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Liposuction Overview

Liposuction is a surgical procedure that helps to remove unwanted deposits of fat from specific areas of the body. It is considered a body contouring treatment, helping you improve the way your body looks. 

The procedure involves incisions that are made near the treatment area, large enough to insert a cannula into them. This is a hollow tube that will extract the fat from the area, whereby the incisions are sealed up at the end of the treatment. Nowadays, there are different types of liposuction available, including ones that use ultrasound to eliminate fat, rather than sucking it out. 

What Does Liposuction Treat?

Liposuction is mainly used to treat stubborn areas of fat in different places around the body. The most common place to see liposuction is around the abdomen, where it is sometimes used alongside a tummy tuck procedure. 

Additionally, liposuction can be used to reduce fat in the neck and chin, acting as a way of toning up the jawline and reducing a double chin. Patients have also used it to remove fat from the buttocks, thighs, inner knee, waist, breast, upper arms, and ankles. Effectively, if there are areas of your body that aren’t responding to exercise and dieting, meaning fat deposits are still clinging on, liposuction can treat them. 

Importantly, we must stress that liposuction will not treat cellulite. If this is bothering you, you will need a different treatment to take care of it. 

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Benefits of Liposuction

It works! That’s the critical benefit of liposuction: it promises to remove fat from troublesome parts of your body, and it does just that. What makes liposuction so beneficial is that, once the fat is removed from an area, it won’t grow back. Fat cells will only form if the patient follows an unhealthy lifestyle, but these will be new cells that generate, not the old ones. 

So, provided you stick to a healthy regime, you can see the effects of liposuction for a lifetime! Considering minor surgery is involved, the recovery time for liposuction is rather short – most people are back to their best within a week. As such, you have a treatment that helps you get rid of fat without spending weeks recovering at home or dealing with large scars. 

Am I a Candidate for Liposuction?

You are a candidate for liposuction if you want to reduce stubborn fat deposits from an area of your body, and you have realistic expectations of the outcome. It is suitable for most adults, though you may not be a candidate if you want to avoid minor surgery.

“I highly recommend anyone to El Paso Cosmetic Surgery with Dr. Socer. I went back in June for a tummy tuck and lipo and i feel and look amazing. Before surgery i was a size 12 and now I’m a size 4. Even my health has improved, I’m able to do more in life and feel great. Also they have amazing staff.”


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Interested in trying out liposuction for yourself? Schedule a consultation at El Paso Cosmetic Surgery in El Paso, TX today! (915) 351-1116.