Why Liposuction?

Dr. Kevin Johnson’s Advanced Aesthetics

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Have you ever looked in the mirror and wished that you could simply remove fat from certain areas of your body? Perhaps you are satisfied with your overall appearance, but would like to fine-tune specific areas in order to create a smooth and svelte shape? If this is the case, liposuction may be the treatment for you.
Liposuction is a popular surgical cosmetic treatment among both men and women. A time-tested and proven treatment for reducing fat in targeted areas of the body, liposuction is considered by many professionals to be the “Gold Standard” for fat removal.
Here are a few reasons why I believe liposuction is so popular:

  • It is a quick and straightforward procedure, with limited downtime.
  • Liposuction can be used on various areas of the body, including the face.
  • It can be used to contour specific, targeted areas.
  • It can be combined with other procedures to “fine-tune” or produce a finished appearance.

While there are certainly several benefits to a liposuction treatment, not everyone is a good candidate for the procedure. In general, candidates at my Spokane and Coeur d’Alene are within their target weight, but have pockets of excess fat that they have not been able to remove with diet and exercise alone. For those who are not candidates for the surgical procedure, they may be candidates for the non-surgical fat removal alternative: CoolSculpting® by ZELTIQ™.
CoolSculpting can provide a small to moderate improvement in fat reduction for specific areas of the body. While the results are not directly comparable to liposuction treatments, CoolSculpting can yield impressive results of about a 20 to 25% reduction of fat in the targeted areas.
The best way to find out if you are a candidate for liposuction or CoolSculpting is to talk to a specialist. Your specialist can answer any questions you may have, or provide a surgical plan that can help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

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