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What is the safest procedure for fat removal? Isliposuction safest?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Diet

The safest and healthiest way to lose fat is to take in fewer calories than you burn up day to day.
Dieting is hard and you need the help of your family doctor and a nutritionist. Liposuction is used to remove fat from areas that are slow to change when you diet or if you have special sites of accumulation that both you. All liposuctions have the same level of safety.

In brief: Diet

The safest and healthiest way to lose fat is to take in fewer calories than you burn up day to day.
Dieting is hard and you need the help of your family doctor and a nutritionist. Liposuction is used to remove fat from areas that are slow to change when you diet or if you have special sites of accumulation that both you. All liposuctions have the same level of safety.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. James White
Cosmetic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Fat reduction

The safest procedure for fat removal is a healthy lifestyle with diet and exercise.
When diet and exercise are not enough; then liposuction is helpful for problem fat areas. Tumescent liposuction has been proven to be the safest form of liposuction. Tumescent liposuction can be completed in an office setting using dilute anesthetic solutions without the need for general anesthesia.

In brief: Fat reduction

The safest procedure for fat removal is a healthy lifestyle with diet and exercise.
When diet and exercise are not enough; then liposuction is helpful for problem fat areas. Tumescent liposuction has been proven to be the safest form of liposuction. Tumescent liposuction can be completed in an office setting using dilute anesthetic solutions without the need for general anesthesia.
Dr. James White
Dr. James White
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Dr. Azita Madjidi
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Losing weight

No procedure is 100% safe.
There is always potential risk of side effects or complications. However, if you are a good candidate for a procedure, you will discuss safety with your surgeon and chose from your options based on what your doctor's evaluation.

In brief: Losing weight

No procedure is 100% safe.
There is always potential risk of side effects or complications. However, if you are a good candidate for a procedure, you will discuss safety with your surgeon and chose from your options based on what your doctor's evaluation.
Dr. Azita Madjidi
Dr. Azita Madjidi
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Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine

In brief: Non-invasive

The most fundamental "treatment" is lifestyle- a good diet & exercise.
Non-invasive treatment for fat removal, such as coolsculpting & liposonix are fda-approved, & have an excellent safety profile. They are best if you are near your ideal weight, with localized areas of unwanted fat. Liposuction is more invasive, and safest when done under tumescent anesthesia by an experienced physician.

In brief: Non-invasive

The most fundamental "treatment" is lifestyle- a good diet & exercise.
Non-invasive treatment for fat removal, such as coolsculpting & liposonix are fda-approved, & have an excellent safety profile. They are best if you are near your ideal weight, with localized areas of unwanted fat. Liposuction is more invasive, and safest when done under tumescent anesthesia by an experienced physician.
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Dr. Steven Zimmet
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