Liposuction Specialist


Dermatology & Plastic Surgery located in Quincy, MA & Plymouth, MA

Liposuction is perhaps the quickest way to say goodbye to pesky excessive fat cells, which is why the procedure attracts over 200,000 satisfied customers in America each year. DermASAP, with locations in Quincy and Plymouth, Massachusetts, offers liposuction as an option for fat removal in areas that don’t seem to be affected by a proper diet and exercise regimen. If you’re interested in getting rid of excess thigh, arm, or abdomen fat, call or schedule an appointment online at DermASAP today.

Liposuction Q & A

What is liposuction?

Liposuction is a surgery that is intended to eliminate fat cells and contour your body. It’s important to note that it isn’t a weight loss procedure and shouldn’t be used as such: While you’ll likely lose a few pounds from it, proper diet, exercise, and other surgeries like gastric bypass are much more effective.

Rather, liposuction targets areas like your thighs, stomach, arms, or neck, wherever fat accumulates and is difficult to shed. The effects are generally long-lasting so long as you don’t gain excessive weight, but you won’t see any change in cellulite or stretch marks.

During the procedure, your doctor will give you local or general anesthesia and possibly sedate you so that you don’t feel a thing. Then, your doctor will insert a special tube called a cannula into the designated area that sucks out targeted fat cells. The procedure requires some recovery time so you’ll need to take off work and plan accordingly.


Am I a good candidate for liposuction?

Liposuction is intended for patients who have “problem areas” of fat that don’t seem to be reduced by exercising and eating well. You might be a good candidate if:

  • You have firm skin
  • You have a fair amount of muscle
  • You don’t smoke
  • You don’t have any medical conditions or diseases that impair healing
  • You aren’t over- or underweight
  • You have a positive outlook
  • Your goals for the procedure are realistic

After a thorough assessment of your medical history, current health, and goals, your doctor will decide whether or not liposuction is safe for you or if you require an alternative care plan. If losing weight is your primary goal, your doctor will help you form a different treatment plan that aligns with that goal.


What are the risks?

Liposuction is considered major surgery, so there are several risks that you’ll need to consider when deciding whether or not to go through with it. Risks include:

  • Negative reactions to anesthesia
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Puncture of an internal organ
  • Numbness
  • Infection
  • Irregularities in your body shape
  • Fluid pockets
  • Fat embolism (loose piece of fat that can get stuck in blood vessels or lungs)

The larger the area that you’re targeting with liposuction, the more at risk you are of complications from the procedure. If you’re concerned about these and other possible risks, your doctor can further explain their prevalence and any factors that might put you at a higher risk than others.

To learn more about liposuction, contact DermASAP today. Call to schedule an appointment or book online.