Liposuction isn’t a nasty, undignified word. In fact, liposuction is one of the more commonly performed procedures in the United States as well as globally. This may surprise you, as there are many misconceptions about liposuction floating around in social circles. Here’s a few misconceptions you may have been told about liposuction.
It Will Help You Lose Weight
Liposuction is often referred to as a procedure designed to help patients lose weight. In fact, with liposuction you may only lose up to five pounds after a liposuction procedure is performed. Liposuction typically works best in patients who are closer to healthy weight range already and would like to reduce localized fat pockets.
It Will Remove Stretch Marks
Stretch marks are scars that form right under the top most layer of skin. Stretch marks may fade, but they never truly go away.
It Will Eliminate Cellulite
Cellulite is caused when fibers pull down on the skin and fat pushes against the skin. While there are things that will help reduce cellulite, liposuction will not get rid of it. It will help with the amount of fat pushing against the skin, but it does nothing for the fibers that pull down on the skin.
These are a few of the misconceptions that many have about liposuction surgery, which can lead to depressing results if not addressed before the procedure. However, these misconceptions don’t need to stop you from receiving this beneficial, cosmetic procedure.
Despite the fact that liposuction is not a weight loss procedure, it can help eliminate fatty areas that are difficult to get rid of even with regular exercise. Mostly used in areas such as the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, neck, chin, upper and backs of the arms, calves, and back, this procedure helps fine tune those areas you’ve been targeting but had little success with. Liposuction permanently removes fat cells, altering the shape of the body.
As a board certified surgeon, Dr. Kadz will help you determine the best course of action of where to have liposuction performed to enhance your looks.