As liposuction modifications have been marketed with more hyperbole than seen in a late Billy May’s commercial, people have begun to think of these trademarked systems in progressively more unrealistic terms. Americans are suckers for technology and the marketing types know it.
A related problem is that liposuction is used in many patients for whom it is not the best idea. This again has more to do with liposuction becoming a commodity as opposed to an operation.
The Bottom Line:
Liposuction is best for people with relatively stable weight who have fatty deposits that remain despite diet and exercise. It is not a weight loss procedure but rather a body contouring operation. Some areas are more treatable than others. The skill and judgment of the surgeon are pivotal in the outcome regardless of the system used.