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Cosmetic Surgery

If you are considering cosmetic surgery, read this page to help you determine if you are a suitable candidate.

Review Date: June 19, 2012

Office on Women's Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Do's and Don’ts for Liposuction

Liposuction is a dermatologic surgery performed to remove localized fat in the body and sculpt areas to appear more toned and trim. Learn about risks and simple steps to help prevent potential complications of this procedure.

Review Date: February 13, 2013

American Society For Dermatologic Surgery

FDA Office of Women's Health: Liposuction

Learn about liposuction: how to choose a doctor, where to report problems you might experience with the procedure, and more.

Review Date: March 11, 2013

U.S. Food and Drug Administration