Benefits of Liposuction

Benefits of Liposuction

According to new statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, liposuction has once again made the list of the top five most in-demand cosmetic procedures in the United States. It’s easy to see why it’s in demand – it has many benefits for you!

Learn about the benefits of liposuction in this helpful guide from the team at Innovations Medical.

What is liposuction?

Basically, liposuction is a medical procedure where fat is removed from the body. The term liposuction gets its name from a combination of “lipo,” referring to fat cells, and suction, which is the process for removal.

The doctor performing liposuction uses a very narrow tube with a blunt tip, called a cannula, which is attached to a vacuum device. By precisely removing fat tissue, but keeping the supporting collagen intact, cosmetic surgeons can reduce the size of the fat in that problem area and promote a slimmer and trimmer appearance.

Liposuction can be performed in locations across the body, from the stomach and love handles, to the hips and thighs, to the arms. There is a range of specific methods for liposuction, and the procedure can be performed in combination with other techniques, including laser assistance, radiofrequency assistance, vibration assistance, and ultrasound.

Depending on the patient and the specific procedure, liposuction can be performed with both mild sedation and local anesthesia or full sedation with general anesthesia. For safety and recovery reasons, most general anesthesia procedures will still use local, or tumescent, anesthesia. You can discuss the best approach for you with your individual liposuction provider.

The 8 Biggest Benefits of Liposuction

If you are considering liposuction, here are the key benefits of undergoing this popular and highly effective cosmetic procedure:

1. Targeted Body Resculpting

Liposuction is one of the most dynamic cosmetic procedures because of its ability to target and remove stubborn fat from nearly any place on your body, including the abdomen, waist/love handle region, back, hips, inner and outer thighs, knees, upper arms, and even the face and neck. Wherever your problem areas are, liposuction can help correct them.

2. Little-to-No Scarring

Unlike other cosmetic surgical procedures, liposuction requires only a few tiny incisions. In most cases, these tiny incisions are tucked away in hidden areas where they will not be seen easily.

3. Treats Multiple Areas

In many instances, liposuction can be used to remove stubborn fat from multiple areas of your body in a single session. This means you don’t have to wait to recover from surgery before having another treatment or spread your liposuction treatment out over several months.

4. Helps Your Hard Work Pay Off

Have you been killing it at the gym, but still have areas of stubborn fat that will absolutely not budge? Some areas of fat can be extremely stubborn, especially the abdomen, upper arms, and thighs. This means that no matter how hard you work, or how healthy your diet is, you’re not going to get rid of it.

Liposuction gets to those problem areas once and for all, so you can really enjoy the results of all your efforts.

5. Your Clothes Will Fit Better

Is there a certain type of clothing you just won’t wear because of your stubborn bulges? Don’t get rid of the clothing! Get rid of the fat instead with liposuction from Innovations Medical. Many of our patients report being thrilled to once again fit comfortably into their favorite clothes that have been sitting in the closet.

6. Permanent Results

Unlike fad diets, the results of liposuction are permanent, as liposuction eliminates fat from your body for good. You can help preserve results by maintaining a healthy lifestyle to prevent the formation of new fat cells.

7. Allows You to Live Life to the Fullest

Liposuction can help you live your best life by removing stubborn areas of fat that make you feel self-conscious. Liposuction also enhances your body shape, improving your physical comfort, boosting your self-esteem, and improving your overall emotional well-being.

8. Can Improve Your Health

Combined with a healthy lifestyle, including a nutrient-rich diet and regular exercise, liposuction can be a difference-maker in your overall health. Although it isn’t a substitute for a comprehensive weight loss plan, liposuction can help patients who are on the borderline of a healthy body mass index (BMI) get over the hump.

Health Conditions Liposuction Can Treat

While the main reason for undergoing liposuction is indeed to be happier with your physical appearance, the procedure can also be used to treat individuals with certain health conditions. The most common ones include:


Lipodystrophy is a disorder that causes a person to have abnormal distributions of fat throughout their body. This could be due to an underlying medical condition, such as diabetes or HIV, or due to low blood levels of leptin — a hormone produced by fat cells. Liposuction is one of the ways to treat the condition.


Lymphedema is a condition caused by damage in the lymph nodes. As a result, a person ends up with fluid spills into soft tissue and severe swelling of their limbs. This often results in a restricted range of motion, as well as pain. This fluid accumulation can also stimulate fat cells to grow at a faster rate. Liposuction can help alleviate the pain and heaviness by removing this excess fat.


Lipomas are lumps of fat that are visible under the skin. They are benign tumors that are the result of an overgrowth of fat cells. They could happen anywhere on the body and, although they are painless, they sometimes put pressure on nerves or internal organs. They are most common in people with high cholesterol, diabetes, or liver disease. Smaller ones can be removed through a small incision. However, larger ones may require liposuction.


Gynecomastia refers to when a man accumulates fat in their breast area. For most people, the condition is simply embarrassing. However, for others, it comes accompanied by pain and/or nipple discharge. Liposuction is an easy way to resolve it.

Contact Innovations Medical for Information on Liposuction

If you’re looking to reach your lifestyle goals for a better body, Innovations Medical is here for you. Our skilled professionals help you decide which treatment is best for you — keeping you informed and confident in the next steps. We’ve been helping our patients look and feel their best since 2005, and even our most advanced procedures are often minimally invasive.

To find out if any of our liposuction procedures are right for you, and to learn how Innovations Medical can improve your life, call us at (214) 643-8665 or schedule an appointment.