Liposuction is a popular cosmetic surgery procedure that aims at removing fat from a specific part of the body. This makes it one of the most popular cosmetic surgery options each year. If you’re considering liposuction, however, it’s important to know what you’re getting into. Having realistic expectations for your procedure and results can ensure you have a smooth and successful liposuction process. Here’s what to know about what liposuction can and can’t do as you plan your consultation.

What Can Liposuction Do?

There are a lot of benefits of liposuction. These include:

Remove fat from problem areas

We all have those particular areas that don’t seem to slim down no matter how hard we try. Whether it’s due to bad genes or something else, these problem areas are very real. Liposuction is specifically designed to help remove fat from these areas. Some of the most common areas to get liposuction include the stomach, love handles, butt, and thighs. Some people even opt for liposuction on their calves or under their chin.

Boost your confidence

As long as you have reasonable expectations, liposuction can make you feel better about yourself when you look in the mirror. This is especially true if you’ve been struggling with areas that don’t seem to slim down even when you lose weight and get fit.

What Can’t Liposuction Do?

While liposuction can do the above-mentioned things, it can’t fix everything. Here are some things that liposuction cannot do:

Get rid of stretch marks

Stretch marks are those wonderful indentations in the skin after severe weight gain and weight loss, as well as pregnancy. Unfortunately, liposuction is not a solution for people who want to get rid of severe stretch marks. In fact, getting rid of some fat may only accentuate your stretch marks. Liposuction will not get rid of cellulite, either. There are a number of other things to try first for these concerns, and Dr. Bohley can discuss your options.

Tighten loose skin

Many people have areas of loose skin around the stomach area, especially in cases of substantial weight loss. Since this is skin, it won’t be fixed when fat is removed. In fact, removing the fat might only leave more flabby skin. In some cases, this may require surgery although some non-surgical alternatives exist. Dr. Bohley can recommend your best options during your consultation.

Schedule a Consultation

When opting for liposuction, it’s important to understand that it won’t be able to make you look like a supermodel or change your life around. Some of the best plastic surgery results are subtle and flattering, so you should always seek out a board-certified plastic surgeon who can create the ideal results for your unique body. To meet with Dr. Michael Bohley and learn more about liposuction, contact us by calling or filling out our online form.