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Liposuction can be an effective treatment option for men and women wanting to eliminate stubborn pockets of localized fat in order to obtain an improved body contour. Based on the specific needs and desires of the individual, this fat reduction procedure can be utilized to remove diet and exercise resistant fat from areas such as the neck, chest, back, abdomen, flanks, love handles, hips, knees and more.

Results can usually be seen immediately and will continue to become even more apparent with resolution of the normal postoperative swelling.

But are they permanent?

The answer to this question is that if you maintain your weight, the outcome should be quite long lasting if not permanent. The reason for this is that liposuction permanently removes and/or destroys fat cells which leads to a slimmer, more sculpted appearance. However, there are still fat cells present in these areas which can enlarge in the future as a consequence of weight gain. Therefore, by maintaining a relatively stable weight through a balanced diet and appropriate exercising, you can maximize the probability of the liposuction results being long lasting.

For answers to other questions about liposuction or to schedule your consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Steven H. Turkeltaub, please feel free to contact our practice today at 480-451-3000.

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A Message Regarding Coronavirus/COVID-19

As always, our highest priority is to ensure YOUR safety and well-being.

With coronavirus/COVID-19 still a health issue, we want you to know that we are continuing to take extreme infection control measures in our office to maximize cleanliness and keep the environment as sanitary and safe as possible. This also means that only patients will be permitted to come into our office and everyone will have their temperature checked.

In an abundance of caution, we are requesting that if you are experiencing a fever, cough, chills, fatigue or any type of respiratory illness, please delay any upcoming appointments at our practice. We can talk with you by phone or email to establish a new date and time for the appointment. You may also want to contact your healthcare provider for further evaluation.

We do offer Virtual Consultations and Telemedicine through doxy.me. This is best used for specific situations including postoperative questions and as a substitute for some postoperative office visits relating to certain procedures. However, if you are planning to proceed with surgery, an in-office evaluation will be required.

We are all in this together and really appreciate your cooperation. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by phone or email.