Liposuction and Health

Liposuction or liposculpting is currently one of the most commonly performed cosmetic surgeries in North America. As a procedure that combats and vacuumsBody unwanted fat from various parts of the body, it is unsurprising that this surgery has been so successful. At Rao Dermatology, we offer our patients the opportunity to benefit from tumescent liposculpture, removing excess fat through small incisions and a cannula. Requiring a mild anesthesia or general sedation, we help you achieve the body you desire so you can feel like a work of art and be confident in your skin.

Liposculpting is usually met with reservation, but that stigma is quickly eroding. The procedure is safe and effective and our clients particularly enjoy the fact that the skin maintains its plasticity rapidly as a result of the cannulas used in the procedure. Although liposculpting is primarily used to enhance your physical appearance by focusing on one particular area at time, the procedure is beneficial for other health issues.


Lymphedema, a medical condition that causes excess fluid and swelling, primarily in the arms and legs, is treated with liposuction. When lymph drainage does not occur regularly, fluid builds up in the arms and legs. In rare instances, lymphedema occurs as early as birth. In severe cases of lymphedema, doctors use liposuction to reduce the swelling from the excess fluid. For patients with this medical condition, the severity of the procedure results in wearing a compression bandage for several months.


Gynecomastia is the enlargement of male breasts. “It is defined clinically by the presence of a rubbery or firm mass extending concentrically from the nipples.” Generally there is no set treatment for Gynecomastia. Patients are usually checked and evaluated regularly by a doctor. However, in some instances, liposuction is used to reduce the benign enlargement.

Extreme weight loss

In instances of extreme weight loss, perhaps by a gastric bypass procedure, liposuction is used to eliminate any abnormalities that developed following surgery.

The use of liposuction in chronic and severe medical treatment is telling of its effectiveness. You may not suffer from any of the severe medical conditions above, but if you’ve like to sculpt your body into one you love, give it a try. If you’d like more information, call our office and book your appointment today.