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No Matter How Much I Diet I Can't Lose My Fat. Should I Get Liposuction?

No Matter How Much I Diet I Can't Lose My Fat. Should I Get Liposuction?

If you've tried dieting and exercising but still have stubborn, localized areas of fat that simply won’t go away, liposuction could be the answer you’re looking for. Liposuction can reduce even the most resistant fat deposits, giving you a trim, toned, curvy body you can feel good about. It slims and reshapes specific areas by eliminating excess fat and improving your body contours and proportion. To learn how liposuction works, watch my short 2-minute video by clicking on the button below.

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Liposuction: a proven, effective way to remove stubborn fat

Not only can liposuction dramatically change your shape, it can also change the way you feel about yourself and motivate you to live a healthier lifestyle. In fact, many of my patients use liposuction as a starting point to change their lives for the better, especially now in the warm summer months. For people who want to be healthy, look better and feel their best, liposuction is a great way to get started. 

Liposuction can sculpt and tone many areas of the body

Liposuction can be performed on almost any part of the body. The following are the most commonly requested areas:

  • cheeks, jowls and neck
  • upper arms
  • breast or chest areas
  • back
  • abdomen and waist
  • hips and buttocks
  • inner and outer thighs
  • inner knees
  • calves and ankles 

How liposuction is performed

Depending on the type of liposuction you are having, you may be able to have it done at your plastic surgeon’s office or surgery center and go home the same day. Before the procedure starts, you will be given an anesthetic. Depending on how much fat is being extracted and the type of liposuction being done, you may get local anesthesia or general anesthesia. Once the anesthesia has taken effect, your surgeon will make small incisions in the area to be treated, insert a suction device inside the incision, and extract excess fat using a suction pump or a large syringe. How long it takes depends on how much fat is being extracted.

Liposuction can be performed along with other plastic surgery procedures

Liposuction can successfully be combined with other cosmetic surgery procedures such as a faceliftbreast augmentation, Mommy Makeovertummy tuck or lower body lift. If you want to reduce fat throughout your entire body, this will likely take multiple procedures. To learn more about the full range of body contouring procedures I offer, click here.

What liposuction won’t do

  1. Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity or a substitute for proper diet and exercise.
  2. It is also not an effective treatment for cellulite (dimpled skin that typically appears on the thighs, hips and buttocks) or loose, saggy skin.
  3. Liposuction will not prevent you from gaining weight. To keep your new shape and new weight after liposuction, you must follow a proper diet and exercise plan.
  4. People should resort to liposuction only after they have tried other means of losing weight, particularly diet and exercise.

Are you a good candidate for liposuction?

In order to be considered a good candidate for this surgical procedure, you should be in good overall physical health and maintain a routine of regular exercise and proper diet. Liposuction tends to work best on smaller areas of fat, so you should be somewhat close to your ideal weight at the time of your procedure. This surgery is not a substitute for other weight loss strategies and is not designed for patients who are overweight or obese.

Considering liposuction? Let's talk.

If you are thinking about having liposuction, please contact me for a free consultation where you will hear about all your options and have the opportunity to ask any questions. I have performed hundreds of liposuction procedures and am highly experienced in this specialized type of plastic surgery. Deciding to have liposuction is an important decision and I am dedicated to helping you achieve the beautiful body you’ve always wanted.

To learn more about body sculpting procedures

For further information on body slimming, toning and contouring procedures, you might find these pages on my website helpful: 

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Board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), Samuel J. Beran, MD is a highly accomplished plastic surgeon with offices in Manhattan, Harrison and Mount Kisco, NY. With more than 20 years’ experience and a thorough command of the most advanced techniques and technologies, Dr. Beran consistently provides his patients with the highest level of plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast, face, skin and body. Recently, Dr. Beran was named a “Top Doctor” by RealSelf for his dedication to responding to consumer questions and patient feedback. The “Top Doctor” designation is awarded to less than 10% of the RealSelf physician community.

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"Dr. Beran is a board certified plastic surgeon, specializing in cosmetic surgery procedures such as breast augmentation. He is amazing and I definitely recommend him."