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Popularity of liposuction still running high, survey says

Article-Popularity of liposuction still running high, survey says

Arlington Heights, Ill. — Patients who have had liposuction procedures are almost unanimous in their agreement that they would have the procedure again, according to a study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the journal of the Arlington Heights-based American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

According to the study, 80 percent of patients surveyed were satisfied with their results, and 86 percent said they would recommend the procedure to family or friends.

In other results, about 57 percent of patients reported no weight gain after having liposuction — and 46 percent of those patients actually reported a weight loss amounting to an average of five to 10 pounds in less than six months. Forty-three percent of patients reported gaining five to 10 pounds more than six months after surgery.

Fifty-five percent of patients reported an average decrease of three dress sizes after liposuction. Thirty-five percent said their clothing size did not change.

In addition, 33 percent of patients reported exercising more after the procedure, while 58 percent said there was no change in their exercise routine. Forty-four percent reported eating a healthy diet, while 53 percent reported eating the same.

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