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Liposuction: What It Is and What It Isn't

By Dr. Constance M. Chen – New York, NY, April 14, 2021 – According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, between 200,000 and 300,000 people have liposuction each year, making it one of the most commonly performed cosmetic surgical procedures in the United States. Also called lipoplasty, lipectomy, and lipo (for short), liposuction is a surgical procedure that breaks up fat and suctions it out of various parts of the body, most commonly the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, back, chin, neck, upper arms, and calves. Sometimes, it is used as an adjunct to breast reduction surgery in women and to reduce excess breast tissue in men. “Liposuction can be used to contour and remove fat from parts of the body that haven’t responded to diet and exercise,” says plastic surgeon and breast specialist Dr. Constance M. Chen, “but it isn’t a weight-loss method. Liposuction typically accounts for no more than two to five pounds of weight loss and is most successful on individuals who have achieved and maintained a healthy weight but still have localized pockets of fat they would like to reduce.” Click HERE for the full article.

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