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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

In light of the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to let you know of some of the major precautions we are taking in our office to maximize cleanliness and keep the environment as sanitary and safe as possible. Our highest priority is always to ensure the safety of every individual who sees us and we are taking extreme infection-control measures to maintain cleanliness and “sterility” of surfaces and the overall environment.

We will be limiting dates and times for office appointments and consultations due to safety and other issues. Consequently, if you have already made an office appointment or consultation prior to March 18, 2020 to occur at a later time, this may need to be changed.

For anyone considering plastic surgery, we are now offering Virtual Consultations and Telemedicine through Skype. A great number of aesthetic or insurance-related issues can be evaluated via pictures and online video conferencing, making this an excellent way to find out more about particular procedures, determine candidacy for treatment, receive answers to questions and facilitate being able to move forward with care once the government lifts all restrictions.

In an abundance of caution, we are asking all current patients who are experiencing a fever, cough, chills, fatigue or any type of respiratory illness to 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.

We are all in this together. Our team urges everyone to follow the guidelines recommended by local health authorities and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which include frequent handwashing for a minimum of 20 seconds, social distancing, staying home if you are feeling sick, and contacting your healthcare provider if you feel you are experiencing symptoms.

For more information, please read our blog – Coronavirus and You: Important Information

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If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us by phone or email.