Weight Loss and Liposuction, The Truth

If you are tired of hearing remarks about your weight, your wobbly flabby arms and a double chin which hide the neck and wants to start to turn the tables now is the time and liposuction is the solution.

What is liposuction?

Considered one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in recent times, liposuction is an aesthetic surgery that aims to reshape your body and present you with contours that you will love. Contrary to what people popularly believe, liposuction is not just for those overweight obese people, even normal people unhappy with body parts with excess fat can get it done.

While it is true that a good exercise regime and a balanced diet can help you control most of the weight-related issues, sometimes a little help is welcome.

Who should consider liposuction?

Not everyone can undergo liposuction and not everyone needs liposuction. But some candidates are an ideal choice for liposuction if they have the following issues:

  • Bulging fat on hips, belly, neck, and chest that does not reduce with exercise
  • Want a body that is more proportionate.

The truth about weight loss and liposuction

Liposuction is not always about weight loss. Many people often approach a cosmetic surgeon to help them lose weight with liposuction. They must understand that liposuction is meant to give your body proper contours and help you look thinner and it is not a weight-loss method. There are several individuals who have good body weight but are unhappy with localized fat and want that removed.  Probably the one way you can benefit is to keep a check on your dietary habits and maintain a regular exercise routine to help you deal with weight issues. Even those who undergo liposuction if they do not take care of their dietary and exercises needs might end up being overweight and out of shape.

The main criterion for liposuction is good skin tone, sagging skin is a strict “No “and liposuction is of no help there. These patients will benefit from a tummy tuck.

Types of liposuctions

Surgeons rely on different techniques to remove excess fat. Hence, no two surgeons might adopt the same technique. You must always be led by the experience of the surgeon. Some common techniques used by cosmetic surgeons are tumescent, Ultrasound-assisted, laser-assisted and suction-assisted liposuction.

How does liposuction work?

In most cases, the procedure is done under local anesthesia unless your surgeon deems the need to use general anesthesia. The main idea here is to loosen the fatty tissues and remove it. so, your surgeon will use any of the above-mentioned techniques to dislodge the fatty tissue and then make small incisions in the area that needs fat removal. Next, a thin tube is inserted into the incisions and the excess fat suctioned out. The entire procedure can take up to three hours or even longer based on the area covered.

After-effects of liposuction

There will be bleeding, swelling and discomfort and pain since the skin is cut during the procedure. But a skillful surgeon can minimize the after-effects. You will be prescribed pain medication and you can return to work within a few days. Scars fade with time.