Most everyone has heard of liposuction and how it can help to slim and contour the body. However, despite its popularity, there are still many misconceptions about this procedure. Read on to learn more about these misconceptions and the truth regarding them.
Liposuction Can Be Used to Lose Weight
A common misconception about liposuction is that it is a procedure that can help obese people lose weight. This is a myth, as liposuction is only meant to help shape and contour the body. People who are near or at their goal weight who have stubborn pockets of fat are the best candidates for liposuction.
Liposuction Can Treat Sagging Skin
While liposuction can eliminate stubborn fat pockets, it is not meant to tighten large amounts of loose or lax skin. If you are concerned about lax skin, our team can recommend skin tightening procedures to help correct this issue.
Liposuction is Dangerous
While every plastic surgery procedure carries some element of risk, over the years, liposuction techniques have become increasingly sophisticated. If liposuction is performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon that is skilled in the procedure, liposuction can be as safe as any other procedure.
Fat Will Return After Liposuction
Once cells are suctioned out of the body by liposuction, they will not grow back. This means that results are long-lasting. However, there will still be some fat cells left over that can grow in size if you do not follow a healthy diet. Be sure to care for yourself after the procedure and make healthy choices to maintain results.
Are you interested in learning more about liposuction? If so, contact our office today to set up your consultation appointment. We would be happy to answer any questions that you might have!