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Liposuction Procedures in the Los Angeles Area

In the body conscious culture of California, it should come as no surprise that thousands of people each year, both men and women, have a Los Angeles liposuction. Don't let the popularity of this procedure fool you, however; there are still risks associated with liposuction, and the cost can still be quite high for the average middle-class individual. Even worse, however, is the common misconception about what liposuction is designed for and what results can be expected.

Before going under the knife, take a few moments to read the following several paragraphs and familiarize yourself with the basic information they contain. If possible, it would also be wise to spend some time visiting other websites, speaking to friends/family who have had the same cosmetic procedure, and consulting medical professionals before making any final medical decisions.

Are You a Good Candidate for a Los Angeles Liposuction Procedure?

Are you a good candidate for a Los Angeles liposuction procedure? Generally speaking, those who do best with liposuction are young and healthy and are relatively close to their healthy weight. If you are interested in liposuction because you are overweight, you are probably not the best candidate; liposuction was designed to eliminate fat from areas that are much too large in proportion with the rest of the body. It was NOT designed as an easy way to lose weight!

In liposuction, small incisions are made all over the problem area, and a small tube is inserted to "suck" the fat out. As with any surgical procedure, there is always the risk of infection and/or death, but these risks are rare. The most common complaint about liposuction is the swelling; it can take several weeks or even months for the swelling to reduce enough to see real results. Also, be sure to remember that, if a proper diet and exercise regimen is not followed, fat can be re-accumulated in your problem areas.

Finally, remember that your surgeon should be certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) to make certain that he/she has had specialized training in cosmetic procedures. According to their website, www.abplsurg.org, there are 79 certified physicians in the Los Angeles area. Additionally, keep in mind that this is a MEDICAL procedure and can have a great impact on your health. You should be wary of doctors who promise results above and beyond what other surgeons have told you or who quote you a much less expensive price.

With a little more research and patience, you should be able to alleviate those problem areas that have not been helped by dieting and exercise alone. Good luck!

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