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Philadelphia Plastic Surgeon Addresses Liposuction Misconceptions

Philadelphia plastic surgeon discusses common misconceptions about liposuction.

Philadelphia plastic surgeon Joseph DiBello, MD, FACS discusses five misconceptions about liposuction, including examples of misinformation about what the procedure can and cannot achieve.

Philadelphia, PA – According to Dr. Joseph DiBello – a board-certified Philadelphia plastic surgeon – liposuction is one of the most sought-after aesthetic surgeries in the country. Involving the use of a cannula to suction out fat cells, the surgery was developed to reduce isolated fat deposits in various areas of the body – including the abdomen, hips, thighs, and flanks – as well as smaller areas, such as under the chin and on the neck. “Expertly-performed liposuction can very effectively contour the body with natural-looking, long-lasting effects,” states Dr. DiBello, who employs super-wet suction-assisted (SAL) and power-assisted (PAL) liposuction at his practice.

Like any cosmetic surgery, misunderstandings and myths about liposuction have existed as long as the procedure has been performed, Dr. DiBello continues. Below, he has compiled a list of the most common misconceptions patients tend to have about liposuction.

Moreover, Dr. DiBello emphasizes the importance of patient-physician communication. “If a patient is unsure about liposuction, they should feel comfortable discussing their concerns with a qualified plastic surgeon,” he says. Dr. DiBello concludes that a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon is a necessary first step in gaining a better understanding of what liposuction can and cannot achieve.

About Joseph DiBello, MD, FACS
Dr. Joseph DiBello is an award-winning plastic and reconstructive surgeon with over thirty years in practice. The Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery at Jeanes Hospital, Dr. DiBello is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a Diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), and a member of several professional boards and organizations. He is known for his conservative, patient-focused approach to cosmetic surgery, and offers popular options like liposuction, facelift surgery, and breast lift surgery at his Philadelphia practice. Dr. DiBello is available for interview upon request.

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