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Nervous About Liposuction? Don’t Be – Let’s Clear Up The Myths!

Nervous About Liposuction? Don’t Be – Let’s Clear Up The Myths!

By Beverly Fischer on December 27, 2017

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Facts about Liposuction - Dr. Beverly Fischer, MD - Baltimore, MD

If you’re thinking about getting liposuction from The Advanced Center for Plastic Surgery, you’re making a great decision. Liposuction is a great way to remove pesky belly fat that won’t dissipate with diet and exercise, and can really boost your self-esteem.

But despite the fact that it’s the most widely-performed plastic surgery procedure in the US – with over 414,000 procedures performed in 2016 alone – you might still be a bit nervous about getting liposuction.

And that’s okay! We understand completely. That’s why we’ve put together this quick post to help you feel more comfortable about getting liposuction, and to dispel some common myths about the procedure.

Myth 1 – Recovery Takes A Long Time 

Liposuction is very safe and common, but it is still a surgical procedure, and does require a recovery period. However, recovery times from liposuction are usually quite short. Some pain and bruising is usually common for about 1-2 weeks. 

In addition, patients may experience mild tenderness in treated areas for up to several months. However, all major side effects and symptoms are typically resolved by about 3 weeks. 

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Usually, about one full week is required before you can resume work, and exercise should be discontinued for about 2-3 weeks. After this time, your surgeon will usually clear you to resume your normal, day-to-day activities. 

Myth 2 – Complications Are Common In Liposuction 

Almost all liposuction procedures are performed with absolutely no complications, and death or serious complications from liposuction are incredibly rare. The rate of mortality for liposuction is about 19 in 100,000 cases, making it extremely uncommon.

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As a surgical procedure, liposuction is incredibly safe. While there is a chance that issues like excess bleeding, fluid buildup or other complications may occur, proper surgical technique will reduce the risk of these issues to nearly zero!

Of course, there are some medical conditions which can prevent your surgery. Heart conditions, diabetes and obesity may preclude you from getting treatment. We recommend consulting Dr. Beverly Fischer to ensure that you’re healthy enough for lipo. 

Myth 3 – The Fat Will Come Back Later

This is one of the most common liposuction myths – and it’s simply not true. Liposuction physically removes fat cells from the body, and these fat cells will not recur – either in that area, or in any other area.

If you continue to gain weight after liposuction, fat will come back, and other areas of your body will “fill out” with fat, based on your genetic predisposition to weight gain. We recommend avoiding significant weight gain after liposuction with diet and exercise.




If you control your weight, fat will not recur at the site of your liposuction. That’s a total myth. 

Don’t Be Nervous About Getting Liposuction – Schedule A Consultation Now!

Liposuction is safe, effective and minimally-invasive. The recovery time is fast, complications are rare, and it delivers long-lasting results that help you feel better about your body.

So don’t wait. If you’re thinking about getting liposuction in Baltimore, The Advanced Center for Plastic Surgery is the right choice for you. Dr. Beverly Fischer is a professional, highly-experienced cosmetic surgeon, and she can answer any questions you may have about your surgery, as well as discuss your options for liposuction treatment.

Contact us today, and start your journey towards your ideal self at our advanced plastic surgery center!

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Dr. Beverly A. Fischer is passionate about her role as a leading female plastic and cosmetic surgeon in Baltimore, Maryland and beyond. She believes that plastic surgery makes a positive, life-changing difference, whether you’re renewing your body, face, and skin or embarking on an entire gender transition.

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