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Which Areas can Liposuction be Used on?

Liposuction can be performed alone or along with other plastic surgery procedures, such as a facelift, breast reduction or a tummy tuck for enhanced contours to compliment the fat removal. Liposuction techniques may be used to reduce localized fat deposits on the:

  • Thighs
  • Hips and buttocks
  • Abdomen and waist
  • Upper arms
  • Back
  • Inner knee
  • Chest area
  • Cheeks, chin and neck
  • Calves and ankles

What Liposuction Won’t Do

Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity or a substitute for proper diet and exercise. It is also not an effective treatment for cellulite – the dimpled skin that typically appears on the thighs, hips, and buttocks – or loose, saggy skin. At Rashid Putman, we offer added treatments for these issues.

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Am I a Candidate for Liposuction?

Many people can benefit from liposuction, as it targets those stubborn fat deposits that don’t seem to respond to diet and exercise. Whether you are taking fat from the face, thighs, arms, tummy or breasts, liposuction can aid in the re-contouring of your figure. Ideal Candidates are typically:

  • Adults within 30 percent of their ideal weight who have firm, elastic skin and good muscle tone
  • Healthy individuals who do not have a life-threatening illness or medical conditions that can impair healing
  • Non-smokers
  • Individuals with a positive outlook and specific goals in mind for body sculpting
  • If you are bothered by excess fat deposits – located anywhere on your body – that don’t respond to diet or exercise, liposuction may be right for you.

What are Some of the Post-Op Care Instructions Should I Expect?

The post-op instructions will help you speed your recovery and minimize risks of infections or complications while you are healing.

Dr. Rashid and staff will be closely monitoring your recovery and will provide you with aftercare instructions to speed healing. Our instructions include:

  • How to care for liposuction incision sites (which are very small)
  • When you can return to your usual exercise routine, and what physical activities are allowed in the early stages of recovery
  • Specific concerns to watch for
  • How to reduce any residual swelling and bruising

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