It’s a New Year and Time for a New You

If you’re like most people, you make the same resolution every year: diet and exercise, diet and exercise, diet and exercise . . .

This may be the year to consider a new way of obtaining a slimmer, trimmer, better-sculpted body – such as tumescent liposuction in Atlanta.

Why Exercise Isn’t Enough

There’s a reason those last few pounds are so hard to lose: Our bodies are genetically programmed to hold onto weight in certain areas. Many troublesome fat pockets cannot be selectively targeted and burned away with exercise, no matter how much effort is put in. Only liposuction can remove this unwanted fat permanently.

Is Liposuction Right for Me?

Liposuction may be an appropriate option if you are at a healthy weight and exercise regularly but have specific areas you would like to reduce, such as love handles or saddle bags. Contrary to popular belief, liposuction is not appropriate for overweight individuals and will not replace a healthy lifestyle.

Can I Gain Weight After Liposuction?

It is absolutely possible to gain weight after liposuction. Surgery is not a cure-all. A balanced diet and a regular exercise routine must be maintained. Because the fat cells are removed permanently, however, they will not return. So, although you may gain weight, it should be distributed more evenly.

What Types of Liposuction are Available?

At the Plastic Surgery Center of the South, we offer a variety of liposuction techniques. The specific technique is selected depending on the patient’s body shape, goals and preferences. Tumescent liposuction is probably performed most often. It requires surgery as well as downtime. However, the results are more significant than less-invasive approaches such as CoolSculpting® or a lipodissolve method. In some cases, body contouring results may be improved through another procedure, such as a tummy tuck. At our Atlanta, GA practice, you can meet with a board-certified plastic surgeon who can evaluate your needs and suggest the treatment that best suits you.

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