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Plastic Surgeon and Liposuction Edmonton
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  • January 31, 2017

Truth vs Fiction

Liposuction is often depicted as a quick and easy way to get rid of unwanted fat. While the procedure does remove fat, it is not a magic weight loss solution.

Despite its popularity, there are a number of myths surrounding liposuction. These myths often lead to a misunderstanding about what this plastic surgery is, what it can do and what results you can expect from it.

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4 Most Common Liposuction Myths

Plastic surgeons do not recommend liposuction for everyone and learning what is myth and what’s fact when it comes to this procedure can help determine whether it is the right and safe choice for you.


  1. Liposuction is Designed For Weight Loss

One of the most prevalent myths about liposuction is that it can be used as a method of weight loss. However, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the surgery is best suited for patients who are within 30% of their ideal weight.

Rather than replacing a healthy lifestyle, liposuction can compliment your weight-loss efforts by taking over where diet and exercise fall short, giving you a more proportional, aesthetically-pleasing figure.

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  1. Liposuction Treats Cellulite

Cellulite is the fat that lies right below the surface of the skin. It typically looks bumpy and uneven because the fat pushes through the connective tissue. While most people think it is unattractive, cellulite doesn’t pose any health problems.

It is also not removed by liposuction, although the procedure might make your cellulite less visible. If this is a concern for you, discuss your options for reducing the look of cellulite with your plastic surgeon.

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  1. Liposuction is Only For Your Middle

Liposuction is an effective and versatile plastic surgery procedure which can be used to improve the contours of any portion of your body including:

  • Thighs
  • Upper arms
  • Back
  • Chest area
  • Chin
  • Buttocks

Your plastic surgeon may recommend that liposuction be performed as a stand-alone procedure or in combination with other plastic surgeries including facelift, breast reduction or abdominoplasty for a more toned and defined appearance.

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  1. Anyone Can Perform a Liposuction Procedure

Another persistent myth about liposuction is that it isn’t actually a surgical procedure. While non-surgical fat treatments do exist, liposuction isn’t one of them.

That is why, although many general practitioners, beauty spas and other non-specialists offer liposuction services, only a board-certified plastic surgeon is guaranteed to have the high level of training and expertise to give you the safest, most pleasing results.

Choosing a plastic surgeon who is a member of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgery will guarantee you are entrusting your health and body to a professional who is trained in the safest, most up to date procedures and methods.

Learn More About Dr. Adil Ladak


Learn More

To learn more about the costs and benefits of liposuction, contact Dr. Adil Ladak today at 780-407-6691.

Dr. Adil Ladak is a board-certified plastic surgeon based in Edmonton, Alberta and specializes in a variety of cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures.

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