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What Liposuction can’t do

When my patients request Louisville Liposuction they sometimes want every single fat cell removed from an area. Well, this just isn’t possible.

Why? For a couple of reasons. When we do liposuction we want to suction out the deeper layer of fat. If we suction the fat cells that are just underneath the skin, the patient is prone to developing noticable contour irregularities ( eg a “dent”). While this is a known problem that can result from any liposuction case, our aim as the surgeon is to keep this to a minimum.

The second reason is that if we try to liposuction all of the fat out, we would probably injure the blood supply to the skin. This could result in areas of skin death resulting in an open wound on the skin and a resultant scar. Obviously this is not a good thing.

Lee Corbett, MD

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