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Liposuction FAQ

Dr. Fady Sinno wants prospective patients to stay informed during their search for a plastic surgeon to perform their liposuction. People in Columbia and Baltimore, MD visit him for information about this safe, effective procedure. Here are answers to some of the most common liposuction questions he is asked.

If you don't see your question listed below, feel free to schedule a consultation online, or call us at (410) 884-4200 or (410) 751-2348 (Westminster). With offices in Ellicott City and Westminster, the Sinno Center for Plastic Surgery aims to be Maryland's most trusted plastic surgery clinic.

What is liposuction?

Liposuction is a surgical procedure that reshapes the body by removing excess fat deposits. During the procedure, small, discreet incisions are made in the affected area, and fat is then suctioned out of the body with a small tube. The surgery may be performed under local or general anesthesia, depending on the amount of fat to be removed. In some cases, an overnight hospital stay may be required, although Dr. Sinno performs many liposuction procedures on an outpatient basis.

How much weight can I lose through liposuction?

It's important to remember that liposuction is not a weight-loss surgery. People seeking liposuction should be within 30% of their ideal weight and have good skin elasticity and muscle tone. While Dr. Sinno sometimes removes 10 or more pounds of fat, it is generally a good idea to lose as much of the excess weight as you can prior to surgery.

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What parts of the body are commonly involved?

Liposuction is popular for fat deposits around many parts of the body, including the abdomen, waist, hips, and buttocks; inner and outer thighs; calves and ankles; and even the cheeks and chin. Common complaints like "muffin top" and "love handles" can be alleviated by liposuction.

How painful is liposuction?

Because liposuction is performed under general or local anesthesia, pain during the procedure is minimal. Post-procedure, pain can usually be managed through oral medications. Pain usually subsides within the first week, and a reduction in swelling will be observed by 2 to 3 weeks.

Do I need liposuction or a tummy tuck?

Liposuction can slim your abdomen if you have good skin tone and the primary concern is excess fat in the area. A tummy tuck is the better option if you have excess skin and stretch marks, with muscle laxity from pregnancy or massive weight loss.

Can I combine other procedures with liposuction?

Many patients opt to combine procedures to save time and maximize results. Liposuction procedures of the neck or chin are often performed in conjunction with face lifts, while breast reductions and tummy tucks are commonly combined with body liposuction. Liposuction is also commonly performed as part of mommy makeover surgery. At your consultation, your doctor will help determine which complementary procedures, if any, are right for you. Please note, though, that undergoing multiple procedures will alter the recovery process.

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