Diet and exercise can help you lose weight and tone muscles, but there are some areas such as the abdomen and “love handles” that are difficult to get rid of. Lipo can help you get rid of stubborn fat, but this body contouring procedure is not an answer for weight loss or obesity. This cosmetic surgery can safely remove varying amounts of fat depending on the treatment area.

Recent research shows that the amount of pounds that can be removed via lipo correlates with your body mass index (BMI), but generally 8 to 10 pounds is the maximum amount of fat that can be taken away. If you’re looking to have more than 10 pounds removed, our NYC doctor may suggest splitting your liposuction procedure into two parts.

The most common areas for lipo include:

  • Abdomen
  • Flanks or “love handles”
  • Upper arms
  • Thighs
  • Buttocks

The amount of weight removed through liposuction varies per chosen location. Lipo of your arms will potentially remove less fat than that of your abdomen or thighs.

Lipo is ideal for patients who are at or near their ideal weight. This procedure is invasive, and it’s important for you to be in good health before having any form of cosmetic surgery. Liposuction removes fat cells permanently, but you can gain weight in other areas without proper nutrition and exercise.

If you’re interested in lipo, call Manhattan Surgical Care in NYC today at 212-308-1566 to schedule your consultation. Our cosmetic surgery office serves clients in NYC, Manhattan and all of New York.