Is Liposuction Right for Me?

Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the world [1], and for good reason. This procedure can effectively remove stubborn fat deposits that have not responded to diet and exercise, helping to contour the body and achieve a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. But is liposuction right for you?

At Advanced Body Sculpting (ABS) in Denver, CO, we are dedicated to helping our patients achieve their goals and live their best lives. If you’re considering liposuction, we would be honored to help you determine if this procedure is right for you. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and take the first step toward your new, confident self! Call (303) 816-8898 or fill out our contact form to get started.

What Is Liposuction?

Before considering liposuction, it’s important to have realistic expectations about what the procedure can and cannot do. Liposuction is not a weight loss tool or a cure for obesity, but rather a way to shape and contour specific body areas with stubborn fat deposits. Ideal candidates for liposuction are at a stable weight and have good skin elasticity, meaning that their skin will be able to tighten and conform to their new body shape after the procedure. It’s also important to have a healthy lifestyle, as liposuction results will only be maintained if you continue to eat well and exercise regularly.

There are several different types of liposuction, including tumescent liposuction, VASER, and VASER Hi-Def, along with ABS-specific techniques and methods that set us apart. Your surgeon can help you determine which type of liposuction is best for you based on your individual needs and goals.

All About Tumescent Liposuction

The idea of modern liposuction started in Italy in 1974 by Arpad and Giuliano Fischer. But it wasn’t until 1987 that a doctor named Jeffrey Klein made a big change to the surgery. He came up with a new liposuction technique called the tumescent technique; this made the surgery much safer because it reduced the chance of heavy bleeding during the procedure. [2]

True tumescent liposuction does not involve using general anesthesia, only minimal sedation. [3] “Tumescent” refers to a swollen or bloated state. In the context of liposuction, the term “tumescent” is used to describe the technique of injecting a large volume of tumescent fluid, consisting of local anesthetic, saline solution, and adrenaline, into the target fat area before liposuction

Tumescent fluid helps to:

  • Shrink blood vessels
  • Reduce bleeding
  • Minimize post-operative discomfort

The tumescent technique is often combined with minimal sedation for a more comfortable and effective liposuction experience called semi-tumescent liposuction.

More About VASER & VASER Hi-Def Lipo

VASER (Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance) is a type of ultrasound-assisted liposuction that uses high-frequency ultrasound energy to emulsify or break up fat cells before they are removed through suction. The VASER system uses specialized probes that emit ultrasound energy to target and liquefy the fat cells, making them easier to suction out of the body.

VASER Hi-Def Lipo is a variation of the VASER liposuction technique specifically designed to produce high-definition body contouring results. This technique creates a more athletic, toned appearance by removing fat from specific body areas and defining underlying muscle structures. 

VASER Hi-Def Lipo is commonly used to treat areas such as:

  • Abdominal region
  • Flanks
  • Chest
  • Back
  • Arms

Long-Term Effects of Liposuction

Liposuction can help you achieve the body shape you’ve always wanted, but it’s important to remember that it’s not a substitute for a healthy lifestyle. If you’re committed to maintaining a healthy diet and exercise regimen and have realistic expectations about what the procedure can do for you, then liposuction may be the right choice for you.

Is Liposuction Fat Loss Permanent?

Liposuction is a permanent method of removing fat cells from the body. During the procedure, the fat cells are suctioned out of the body using a cannula and cannot return or regenerate once they are removed. 

However, it is important to note that while liposuction permanently removes fat cells, it does not prevent future weight gain. If a person gains weight after liposuction, the remaining fat cells in the body can still increase in size, potentially leading to new pockets of unwanted fat. To maintain liposuction results, following a healthy diet and engaging in regular exercise is important.

What Are the Benefits of Liposuction?

The benefits of liposuction include the following:

  • A more streamlined and contoured appearance.
  • Boost self-esteem and confidence by improving the body’s appearance and reducing the visibility of problem areas.
  • Liposuction is performed through small incisions typically hidden in inconspicuous areas, resulting in minimal scarring.
  • An outpatient procedure requiring only a short recovery time allows patients to return to normal activities quickly.

Adipose tissue is a fancy word for fat. Scientists have found out that this type of tissue can change how our body works. Because of this, some people think liposuction could be a good way to make our bodies healthier by getting rid of fat.

But liposuction can also change how the fat is stored in our body, and having too much fat in the wrong places can be bad for our hearts. Studies have shown mixed results about how liposuction affects our body and heart health. Some studies show no change, while others show that liposuction might make our hearts healthier. [4]

A consultation with one of our trained surgery coordinators a board-certified surgeon is necessary to determine if liposuction is right for you and to discuss the risks and benefits of the procedure. Schedule yours with the liposuction specialists at Advanced Body Sculpting by calling (303) 816-8898.

What Can I Expect During the Liposuction Consultation?

We Your surgeon will review your medical history and any medications you are currently taking to determine if you are a good candidate for liposuction. They will perform a physical examination of the areas you would like to have treated to assess the amount and location of fat and to determine the best approach for your procedure. They will also take note of your skin’s laxity.

You are invited to discuss your cosmetic goals and expectations for the procedure, including the specific areas you would like treated and the desired outcome. WeYour surgeon will explain the different liposuction techniques available, including tumescent liposuction, ultrasound-assisted liposuction (VASER), and laser-assisted liposuction (SmartLipo), and recommend the best approach for your individual needs. 

WeYour surgeon will discuss liposuction’s potential risks and benefits, including the possible side effects and complications that may occur during or after the procedure. They will also explain the pre-operative and post-operative care required for a successful liposuction procedure, including the steps you should take before and after the procedure to promote healing and minimize the risk of complications.

It is important to be open and honest during the consultation and ask questions about the procedure. Your coordinatorYour surgeon will work with you to create a customized treatment plan that creates the body contours and profile you have long dreamed of.

Next Steps: Planning Your Liposuction Procedure

Once you have had a consultation with your surgeon and decided to proceed with liposuction, your next step will be to plan your procedure. Here are the steps you should take to ensure a successful liposuction experience:

  • Review Pre-operative Instructions – Your surgeon will provide detailed pre-operative instructions, including any medications you should stop taking before the procedure, how to prepare, and what to expect on the day of the procedure.
  • Schedule the Procedure – Check your calendar to find a time that is convenient for you and your schedule.
  • Arrange for Transportation – Liposuction is typically performed using local anesthesia, and sedatives, so you will need to arrange for someone to drive you home after the procedure.
  • Prepare for the Procedure – Follow our instructions to prepare for the procedure, including any pre-operative tests or lab work that may be required.
  • Attend Pre-operative Appointments – Your surgeon willmay schedule a pre-operative appointment to review the procedure plan, answer any final questions, and provide any last-minute instructions.

By taking these steps and working closely with your surgeon and the team at ABS, you can ensure that your liposuction procedure is as smooth and successful as possible. We will be available to answer any questions and provide support and guidance every step of the way.

What Can I Expect to Pay for Liposuction in Denver, CO?

The cost of your liposuction procedure will depend on the treatment areas, the liposuction method used, and other factors. Patients can expect a full cost breakdown and any financing options available during the consultation appointment.

Are you ready to transform your body with ABS liposuction specialists? Call us at (303) 816-8898, and we will set you up with a consultation appointment. We look forward to treating you!


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  2. Klein JA. The Tumescent Technique for Lipo-Suction Surgery. The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery. 1987;4(4):263-267. doi:10.1177/074880688700400403
  3. Lozinski A, Huq NS. Tumescent Liposuction. Clinics in Plastic Surgery. 2013;40(4):593-613. doi:10.1016/j.cps.2013.07.006
  4. Benatti FB. Strategies for reducing body fat mass: effects of liposuction and exercise on cardiovascular risk factors and adiposity. Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy. Published online April 2011:141. doi:10.2147/dmso.s12143
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