Ben J. Kirbo, M.D. — Laurence Z. Rosenberg, M.D.
Chris DeRosier, M.D.

Why Liposuction Is Here to Stay, Despite the Nonsurgical Hype

Woman displaying potentially achievable results of liposuction

Men and women from Tallahasse to Destin to Dothan to Valdosta and throughout the Panhandle visit our plastic surgery practice because they want to look and feel their absolute best. Many of them come in search of innovative body contouring solutions. Despite the growing popularity of nonsurgical fat reduction treatments, it’s often liposuction that gives these individuals the results they desire. The procedure continues to help the people we treat feel more confident than ever—just one of the many reasons this powerful fat reduction treatment is here to stay.

In this blog post, we’ll discuss why liposuction has become such a popular body contouring approach and explain why it’s in your best interest to give surgical fat removal a second look.

One-Time Treatment

Liposuction typically requires just a single procedure to deliver optimal results, whereas nonsurgical methods often require multiple separate sessions. These sessions are typically spaced weeks or months apart, meaning it can take many months to get the results you’re looking for. Even after the treatments are completed, you may not see your full transformation for another 1 to 2 months. With liposuction, you’ll typically be back to your normal activities—complete with full results—within a few weeks.

Dramatic, Predictable Results

Results from nonsurgical body contouring treatments are typically limited to certain areas of the body and can be underwhelming for people seeking a substantial reduction. Many of these treatments only work on 1 area of the body at a time, meaning more time spent in the office. Liposuction can treat multiple areas at once, precisely sculpting away larger amounts of fat for a greater overall transformation. The procedure is customizable, but common treatment areas include:

  • Abdomen and waist
  • Hips and buttocks
  • Back
  • Thighs
  • Knees
  • Upper arms
  • Calves and ankles
  • Chin and neck

Combining Procedures

While liposuction does require downtime, it also provides the opportunity to combine other surgical procedures, such as a tummy tuck or breast augmentation, within that 1 recovery period. This means getting the benefits of body contouring as well as various other enhancements in the same amount of time you would spend on a nonsurgical fat reduction treatment alone.

A Tried and True Approach

While nonsurgical options seem appealing since they require little to no recovery, there is a reason liposuction continues to be such a popular solution for those looking to achieve a slimmer silhouette. Its dramatic, targeted results make it a standout choice. Visit our before-and-after photo gallery to see real patient examples.

It’s always important to discuss your goals with a board-certified plastic surgeon, who will be able to provide thoughtful recommendations about the best route for you during a consultation.

If you would like to learn more about liposuction or other plastic surgery options near Valdosta, GA, or Dothan, AL, please request a consultation at our Tallahassee practice by contacting us online or calling (850) 219-2000.

Some photos in this website feature models for illustrative purposes.
Photos of actual patients can be found in our before and after photo gallery.

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