Top 5 Myths About Liposuction Debunked
Today’s cosmetic surgeries can improve almost any part of your body. One particular procedure that has become increasingly popular is liposuction.
Liposuction surgery is a popular procedure because it offers the most effective method to eliminate stubborn fat and refine body contours. Beyond that, this procedure can also sculpt one’s physique and create a more toned and defined look.
However, despite its popularity, there are many misconceptions about liposuction.
In this blog, we have busted a few common liposuction myths so that you can make an informed decision about whether or not to get the procedure:
Myth 1: Liposuction is a dangerous procedure.
With any surgical procedure, a certain degree of risk is present. Yet when performed by an expert and established surgeon, liposuction can be considered exceptionally safe - to the point that it has become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the world.
Side effects are rarely seen; even if they occur, an experienced surgeon can address them safely and effectively. That’s why it’s necessary to choose a surgeon with the experience and skill to perform your procedure and to listen carefully to their post-operative instructions.
Myth 2: Liposuction is a weight-loss procedure.
Since liposuction removes fat cells, many patients believe liposuction will help with their weight loss. But this is not true.
You must have a Body Mass Index (BMI) that is within the 30 percent range of your optimum weight to be qualified for liposuction surgery. Liposuction deals with the removal of stubborn fat that stays in specific parts of the body even after you have lost weight. It should be seen as a technique for achieving contours along particular body parts, such as the buttocks, abdomen, or thighs.
Myth 3: Liposuction surgery is painful.
Although each person has a different threshold for pain, most patients do not consider liposuction as particularly painful. During the surgery, anesthesia will be administered to ensure the patient does not feel any pain or discomfort.
After the procedure, it is possible to feel some discomfort and pain. However, medication will be prescribed to ensure the patient will be comfortable. Patients can resume work and physical activity two weeks after the surgery.
Myth 4: Only women can get liposuction.
It is a common misconception that liposuction is only for women. The truth is that both men and women can benefit from liposuction.
Liposuction satisfies the diverse needs of both men and women. While women usually have liposuction on the hips, abdomen, back, thighs, and other areas, men generally have liposuction on their abdomen, chest, and flanks. Liposuction is commonly used by men to correct gynecomastia or excessive male breast tissue.
Myth 5: You don’t need to follow a diet or exercise routine after liposuction.
This is a dangerous misconception that could prevent you from achieving the best results and maintaining them long-term.
Although liposuction can dramatically improve a person’s body shape by removing excess fat, the results are only permanent if the patient continues to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Diet and exercise are key components for achieving and maintaining optimal liposuction results. Without proper diet and exercise, the fat may return to the treated areas or accumulate in other areas of the body.
In conclusion, liposuction is an effective procedure for sculpting and contouring the body. But it’s important to be informed before making any decisions regarding the procedure. As we’ve seen, the myths discussed above are untrue. If performed by an experienced surgeon, this procedure can give safe and long-lasting results.
Dr. Anjali Saple, a Board-Certified plastic surgeon has helped countless individuals to reach their ideal figure with liposuction - boosting their confidence and self-esteem. She uses the latest technology to make the procedure safe and efficient.
Schedule a consultation today to learn more about how Dr. Anjali Saple can help you achieve your desired body shape with liposuction.