Liposuction is a very popular procedure performed to slim the body. However, there are still many misconceptions surrounding this procedure. We have listed the most common misunderstands, and what you should know about liposuction.

Liposuction Can Remove Cellulite

While liposuction can remove stubborn pockets of fat, it cannot remove cellulite. Cellulite occurs when subcutaneous fat pushes connective tissue bands beneath the skin, causing dimples and bumps. Liposuction can only remove fatty tissues and cannot alter cellulite.

Liposuction is Dangerous

While every cosmetic procedure carries some risk, liposuction techniques have become increasing sophisticated. When performed by a board certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Shienbaum, the risks are dramatically decreased, and liposuction can be as safe as any other surgical procedure.

Liposuction Can Fix Lax Skin

Liposuction cannot tighten loose skin. If you are dealing with lax skin, your surgeon may recommend a skin tightening procedure to create optimal results.

Fat Will Return After Liposuction

Results from liposuction are long-term, so once fat cells are removed they cannot grown back. However, the remaining fat cells can still grow in size if you gain weight. The best way to maintain results is to follow a healthy diet and exercise schedule.

If you are interested in liposuction in Brandon, contact our office today to schedule a consultation.


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Dr. Shienbaum is a double board-certified plastic surgeon with over 30 years of experience in all forms of Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, including Tummy Tucks Liposuction Breast Augmentation Brazilian Butt Lifts and Mommy Makeovers. He provides services for the entire Tampa Bay area, including Brandon, Lakeland, Riverview, and Tampa, Florida. To find out more about the procedures near you, please visit