top of page

Liposuction Myths And Facts You Should Know

Liposuction is a surgery to remove the excess fat from the different parts of the body. In this procedure the surgeons with the help of an instrument called cannula removes the fat from the body. The fat is sucked out from the body which results into slim body.

Like everything in world liposuction also have its share of myths and rumours surrounding it, let’s clear few of the here for you.

Myth1: Liposuction is only for women.

Fact: If you have unwanted fat pockets, ask about liposuction. This treatment isn’t just for women. Last year, liposuction was in the top 5 most popular cosmetic surgical procedures for men, and is one of our most popular male treatments. Men often use liposuction to treat gynecomastia, or excess male breast tissue. Other popular liposuction areas for men include under the chin, lower abdomen, and love handles.

So sex of the candidate is not a factor, but the ideal liposuction candidate is already close to or at a healthy weight but is interested in subtle body contouring. Certain health conditions may prevent patients from being suitable liposuction candidates. People with chronic ailments such as diabetes and high blood pressure are more likely to achieve less-than-desirable aesthetic results. Individuals who have compromised immune systems and those who suffer from diabetes, poor blood circulation, heart disease, or lung disease should not undergo liposuction, as they could suffer serious health complications. If patients have recently had another surgery in the area they would like to treat, they should wait until the area has healed before considering liposuction.

Myth2: Liposuction is just a quick fix for people who are obese

Fact: Liposuction (also known as liposculpture) is a surgical procedure that breaks down and removes the subcutaneous fat layer (fat just under the skin) in parts of the body that are notoriously and stubbornly resistant to diet and exercise.

One of the more prevalent myths about liposuction is that it can be used as a weight loss tool. If you are trying to lose weight, liposuction is actually not the procedure for you. According to Plastic Surgeons, the surgery is best suited for people who are within 30 percent of the range of their desired weight.

Liposuction is best thought of as a contouring procedure. It removes extra fat that won’t go away with diet or exercise, giving you the body shape you want. You can choose to undergo the procedure after losing weight, if you still have areas of stubborn fat.

Myth3: Liposuction is just for you abdomen or belly fat.

Fact: Liposuction is the most commonly performed cosmetic surgery. It is a surgical procedure to remove fats from the body. Yes, not just belly.

Some common "problem" areas of the body where liposuction is performed includes:

  • Double Chin

  • Back of Neck

  • Bottom of Upper Arms

  • Female Breasts

  • Outer Thighs or Saddlebags

  • Bra Strap Area

  • Abdomen or Belly Pooch

  • Muffin Top

  • Love Handles

  • Male Breasts

Less common areas include the ankles, inner thigh and upper back. The optimal area for each individual is unique, as each person responds to diet and exercise differently. Qualified plastic surgeons consult with patients to determine the areas of their body where liposuction makes sense.

Myth4: Liposuction results are always permanent

Fact: Yes the results achieved with liposuction can be permanent, but only if a relatively healthy lifestyle is maintained after the procedure.

When liposuction is performed, excess fat is broken apart and extracted from the treatment area, leaving only a small fraction of the original fatty tissue behind. Since the leftover fat cells in the region will not increase in number, the results produced with liposuction can be long-lasting, provided that the patient stays close to the same weight he or she was prior to the procedure. If significant weight is gained post-surgery, the residual fat cells will become larger in size to store additional fat, consequently affecting the results of treatment. In contrast, if a considerable amount of weight is lost following liposuction, the remaining fat cells will decrease in size.

Myth5: Liposuction Isn’t a Surgery procedure

Fact: Liposuction is basically a surgical procedure to help you remove the excess and stubborn fat from your body. Small incisions are made through which cannula is inserted to the body and the fat deposits are removed from the body. The surgery give you good results resulting your body into a proper shape and figure.

Myth6: Liposuction is very unsafe

Fact: There are many myths about the dangers associated with liposuction, but the procedure is armed with an array of measures pointed at the safety of every guest. For example, the tip of the operating probe is equipped with a temperature sensor and an infrared camera, which serve to moderate skin temperature and guide doctors with regard to external and internal attributes.

As with any major surgery, Liposuction carries risks such as bleeding and reaction to anaesthesia.

The risk of these complications increases if the surgeon is working on larger surfaces of your body or doing multiple

procedures during the same operation. You need to talk to your surgeon about how these risks apply to you.

Single Post: Blog_Single_Post_Widget
bottom of page