Is Liposuction Safe?

You’re doing everything right, eating a nutritious diet, hitting the gym several days a week, and losing weight. At some point, you hit a plateau and can’t seem to get rid of that last bit of fat. Liposuction is an effective fat removal procedure that can make a significant difference in this situation.

If you’re considering liposuction — a permanent surgical fat removal option — it’s perfectly normal to have concerns about the safety of the procedure. Introduced in North America in the early 1980s, liposuction is a trusted procedure with a high patient satisfaction rate.

At his practice in West Orange, New Jersey, skilled plastic surgeon Richard Peck, MD, helps men and women improve their appearance and achieve their aesthetic goals with a wide range of treatments and services. For people exploring a surgical option, liposuction is the gold standard in eliminating unwanted fat deposits to produce a slimmer body contour.

What is liposuction?

Liposuction involves using a suction technique to remove excess body fat. Dr. Peck skillfully reshapes and enhances your body contour by surgically removing fat deposits through a hollow instrument called a cannula with a high-pressure vacuum applied.

He can perform liposuction anywhere you have excess fat. This procedure is generally used on your thighs, abdomen, neck, chin, upper arms and the back of your arms, hips, buttocks, and back.

The best part? Dr. Peck can combine liposuction with other body sculpting treatments into one procedure to powerfully reshape and enhance your figure.

Safety of liposuction

In the hands of an expert with attention to detail, liposuction is safer, is less invasive, and has lower risk than other types of cosmetic surgical procedures. Like all treatments, some risks and potential complications exist, but rest assured that your safety is our top priority. Risks of liposuction can include:

Dr. Peck discusses all of the potential risks with you so you can make an informed decision. It’s important to address your questions and concerns with Dr. Peck so you can proceed with confidence.

Am I a good candidate?

Millions of people choose liposuction to combat unwanted fat deposits. In general, ideal candidates are:

A one-on-one consultation with Dr. Peck is the best way to determine whether liposuction is right for you or if or another procedure would better address your goals. 

What to expect after liposuction

You likely don’t see results from liposuction right away — in fact, you may feel bloated due to fluid retention. As the swelling goes down, you begin to see results.

As you enjoy your new, slimmer figure, it’s important to follow a healthy lifestyle to maintain your results. Drinking plenty of water, exercising regularly, and eating healthy ensures that you enjoy lasting results.

Liposuction allows you to shed unwanted body fat and enjoy a slimmer, sexier physique. If you’re ready to improve your appearance, then you’re ready to meet with Dr. Peck. Contact our West Orange, New Jersey, office to get started.

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