Liposuction Specialist

Iftikhar Ahmad, M.D. -  - Medical Spa

MINTS Medical

Iftikhar Ahmad, M.D.

Medical Spa located in Lincoln Square, Chicago, IL

When you spend weeks or even months eating healthy and working out, you might still end up with areas of fat that refuse to budge. These areas of fat, such as around your belly, can be incredibly difficult to get rid of. At Mints Medical in Lincoln Square, Dr. Iftikhar provides liposuction for patients in Chicago, Illinois, who haven’t been able to eliminate fat in the belly and other problem areas.

Liposuction Q & A

Which areas are usually problem areas when it comes to fat?

Some parts of your body have fat that builds up over time and doesn’t go away, even with exercising and dieting. Common problem areas include your belly, thighs, hips, and flanks. Fat in these areas easily accumulates compared to other parts of your body.

How does liposuction work?

Liposuction involves the use of equipment that suctions fat out of your body and gets rid of it for good.

Once these fat cells are removed from your body, you might begin noticing that the targeted areas are slimmer and look healthier. This type of procedure is generally only used on certain parts of the body, such as the belly.

What are the advantages of liposuction?

With liposuction, the fat cells are removed on the spot, so you don’t have to wait weeks to see results. If you’re looking for quicker fat reduction results, liposuction is an excellent option.

Other types of fat reduction, such as freezing or laser energy, rely on your body’s natural processes to remove damaged fat cells. This can take several weeks to happen.

Liposuction can be performed on all body types and removes large amounts of fat. While other fat loss procedures like Sculpsure and Fat Freezing are only effective when you want small contour change in your body, they are not suited for patients who want to remove the large amounts of fat that can liposuction.

Can I have liposuction done?

Only if you’re considered a good candidate for liposuction. Dr. Ahmad takes certain factors into consideration to determine if liposuction is the right choice for you. But, in general, you’re a suitable candidate if you need to lose belly fat or fat in other problem areas.

How long will liposuction take?

Traditional liposuction generally takes a few hours to perform, since it’s an invasive procedure that involves making larger incisions.

You should also expect the recovery period to take several days or weeks, which gives the incisions time to fully heal. During that time, you’ll need to limit the kinds of activities you do in order to avoid any complications during the healing process.

How long do liposuction results last?

Liposuction permanently removes fat cells in certain parts of your body, so you can expect results to last for a long time.

However, you can end up having fat form in the same area unless you work on maintaining a healthy weight. Dr. Ahmad can provide you with advice on keeping fat off of these areas for good.

If you’re interested in liposuction, please contact MINTS Medical in Chicago to make an appointment with Dr. Ahmad.