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Liposuction – Truth or Myth?

fat middle with tape measureHave you been wishing the fat around your middle would magically disappear? You’ve heard about liposuction but not everything you heard was positive because the truth is, there’s a lot of misconception about what liposuction will and will not do. In this article, cosmetic surgeon Dr. Alexander Gross at Georgia Dermatology Center in Cumming, GA wants you to know what is true and what is just a myth.

It’s a substitute for diet and exercise. FALSE

If you are looking for a way to lose weight and become healthier there’s no substitute for diet and exercise. Liposuction will make you look and feel great, but liposuction is not a weight loss surgery. Liposuction is a body sculpting procedure that can help with the problem areas that seem to stick around regardless of how hard you try to eliminate them at the gym.

Fat will not return after liposuction. TRUE

The fat that is removed is gone forever. However, it is important to maintain a good diet and exercise regime to maintain the results. If you gain weight, you may have a recurrence of fat in the area – the fat cells that were removed are gone, but the ones still there may take over and grow.

Removing fat from one area will cause you to gain it in another. FALSE

If a liposuction patient subsequently gained a significant amount of weight after their procedure, it might be less noticeable in the treated area, but the weight would still be distributed in the pattern that is natural for the patient’s particular anatomy.

Liposuction will get rid of cellulite. FALSE

You shouldn’t expect that liposuction will remove both fat and cellulite. The dimpling of cellulite is caused from the cellulite pushing through the connective tissue directly beneath the skin’s surface. While fat is removed, the remaining fat is held in by the same connective tissue and dimpling may still occur. Everyone has cellulite and the amount is thought to be mostly hereditary. Women tend to have more cellulite than men.

Only women get liposuction. FALSE

More men are discovering that liposuction is a great way to contour certain areas that don’t respond to diet and exercise.

For Dr. Alexander Gross, performing liposuction is one of his favorite procedures to perform. The reason is because he gets such a great feeling of satisfaction when he sees his patient after the procedure. They are happy with their new shape and so glad they did it!

Patients come to Georgia Dermatology Center in Cumming, GA from all over the metro Atlanta area because of the reputation Dr. Gross has achieved as the top liposuction surgeon of north Georgia. For more about liposuction+

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