Plastic surgery is one of the most researched terms on the Internet. Prospective patients are anxious and curious to know everything they can about the newest, and greatest procedures. One of the most popular and sought after procedures is liposuction. Liposuction is not a new procedure although there have been numerous marketing terms applied to the basic liposuction approach. While there are some innovative twist to the procedure, what has become overwhelmingly apparent is that patients are clamoring in numbers to have the procedure performed. Unfortunately this high demand creates a marketplace where medical professionals will try “their hand” at liposuction as a means to increase their revenue within their practice. This is possible because there are no special licenses required for a physician to perform the liposuction procedure. It is not uncommon for a doctor to be board certified and a specialty other than plastic surgery yet the doctor regularly performs liposuction and other cosmetic plastic surgery procedures. Dr. Angelchik explains to patients that there are very clear medical guidelines for patients who are good candidates for the liposuction procedure. In general, regardless of which liposuction method is used, patients who are considering liposuction surgery need to be at or near their ideal body weight. This means within generally speaking, 5 to 10 pounds. Most patients believe that if they have liposuction they will remove a portion of fat and therefore be thin following the surgery. Dr. Angelchik explains that the truth is: liposuction is designed for patients who have small areas of fat that need to be addressed cosmetically. Liposuction is a sculpting procedure taking away a specific amount of fat to sculpt and create a better body contour. Patients will not see significant weight loss following liposuction. Patients should be careful to choose only an experienced surgeon who can sculpt and create an improved body shape without promising something that is much more grandiose. Dr. Angelchik explains to patients that if they are considering liposuction for several different areas of the body it is important to note that there are limits to the amount of fat that can be taken away in one surgery. Not only is the removal of fat in excess a health danger, it also greatly increases the risk of an unsatisfactory aesthetic result. It is tempting to act upon a special offer or special deal found on the Internet or in mailboxes. It is important that patients weigh all of their options prior to moving forward on a special deal for liposuction. Patients who are considering liposuction are encouraged to contact Dr. Angelchik and schedule a consultation.