Liposuction can be ideal for fine-tuning the figure; it removes fatty deposits that diet and exercise haven’t helped.* But when an aggressive approach is taken instead, the results may not be quite what patient had hoped for.
What Constitutes “Aggressive”?
When surgeons refer to “aggressive liposuction,” they usually mean one of two things:
- High Volume Fat Removal: When adipose tissue is aspirated in greater amounts, this process is sometimes referred to as aggressive liposuction. The surgeon’s goal in this case is to remove as much fat as possible.
- Too Much Lipo in One Concentrated Area: Taking too much fat from one area of the body may also be categorized as aggressive liposuction. Lipo performed in this manner will almost certainly result in contour abnormalities, including both dimples and high spots. In some cases, the unevenness may be so pronounced as to later necessitate microfat grafting—the transfer of living fat cells back into the treated area.
Taking a Moderate Approach
Lipo is not and has never been the right tool for removing very large amounts of fat from the body. To do so is unsafe, and does not fulfill the procedure’s goal as a body contouring technique. Instead, the best liposuction results are seen by those surgeons willing to craft a final silhouette through a gradual and systematic recontouring of isolated fatty deposits for more definition in the treated area.* With patience and persistence rather than brute force, optimum body sculpting can be achieved.*
*This information is for education only, and is not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary.