Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes excess fat deposits from the stomach, thigh, and hips.
It is typically performed for cosmetic reasons, and has become an attractive option for the general population due to cost reductions in recent years. As with many cosmetic surgeries, there are many unfounded myths surrounding this procedure that may cause fear and confusion for potential clients.
Liposuction Cures Obesity
Liposuction does not “cure” obesity. There is only one thing that can resolve obesity, a good diet and good exercise regime. Anything else is snake oil. Liposuction can be used to get people down to a safe weight, but it cannot permanently keep the patient at that safe weight.
Without care and maintenance, results can and will disappear due to poor diet and the absence of sufficient exercise. Ideally, liposuction is only for those who are already maintaining a stable weight and are looking to correct or improve problem areas.
In fact, the maximum recommended fat removal is only about 11 pounds, which you’ll find is not a lot of weight by anybody’s standards. By removing too much fat, you are put at risk of lumps, bumps and irregularities underneath the skin. The procedure is ideal for people who are at a healthy weight, but have localized fatty deposits that don’t yield to diet and exercise. It’s not recommended for people who are very overweight or obese.
Any fat cells left behind following surgery can and will absorb new fat. Liposuction surgery removes the majority of fat cells, but there will always be remaining cells that fill out if the prescribed regime is not followed. One option is the Vanquish procedure, which destroys a significant amount of fat cells permanently.
Liposuction Is Only For Women
We live in a modern world. Gone are the days when cosmetic surgery is thought to be exclusively for women, never to return. More and more men are seeing the benefits of cosmetic surgery, and understandably wish to look and feel better about themselves. Liposuction in particular has become more commonplace among men and is no longer seen as a “girls only” surgery. Some couples even schedule “his and her” surgery and recover together.
Liposuction Cures Cellulite
Liposuction removes soft, fatty tissue. In comparison, cellulite is a hard and fibrous band of material that traditional liposuction will not be able to completely eliminate. Liposuction and other procedures can diminish cellulite, but it is a myth that this condition can be cured through traditional liposuction methods. The best way to deal with cellulite is the same as dealing with obesity, diet and exercise.
Still Trying to Separate Fact from Fiction?
Given the fact that the popularity of plastic surgery has increased over the last couple of years, there is bound to be numerous misconceptions about the procedures. If you’re considering liposuction plastic surgery, you should not rely on the internet for answers. Instead, you should talk to a qualified plastic surgeon. At Royal Plastic Surgery, we are committed to helping you achieve your new body shape by providing an informative consultation with Dr. Dickie.
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