The idea that fat returns after liposuction is one of the reasons why a good number of individuals are still hesitant about subjecting themselves to such a body contouring procedure. However, results of recent studies have revealed that fat actually does not return in both treated or untreated areas following liposuction. If you have finally made the decision to get rid of your isolated areas of fat, you might want to get in touch with Dr. Alan Serure. He is a Miami-based cosmetic surgeon who has refined his Miami liposuction techniques over the years.
Specifically, the study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery made use of standardized photographs with 301 post-liposuction and/or abdominoplasty patients. The study led by Eric Swanson of Swanson Center in Leawood, Kansas got hold of upper and lower body dimensions using standardized photographs.
The results of the study below:
Upper body measurements were compared between 67 women who underwent simultaneous breast surgery and 78 women who had breast surgery alone. The women lost an average of 2.2 lbs after lower-body liposuction and 4.6 lbs when liposuction was combined with abdominoplasty.
In terms of measurements, abdominal, thigh, knee, and arm circumferences were all significantly reduced with liposuction. The widths of the mid-abdominal area and hips were reduced to a greater extent with liposuction and abdominoplasty than with liposuction alone. At one year of follow up, there remained a significant reduction in hip circumference in patients treated with liposuction and in the mid-abdominal and hip measurements of 22 patients who underwent liposuction and abdominoplasty.
For more information on liposuction and other Miami body-contouring procedures, schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Serure by calling (305) 669-0184 or by filling out this contact form.