Liposuction is a very popular procedure among plastic surgery candidates. From the beginning of the plastic surgery craze, and before, it has been a staple among the procedures offered by these types of surgeons. However, in the media today there is a lot of misconception about what liposuction is and what it ultimately does for you. You’d be surprised that it isn’t entirely what you expected. Therefore, here is your ultimate guide to understanding what exactly liposuction is and what it can do for you.
WHAT IS LIPOSUCTION
This is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that removes fat from the thighs, buttocks, the abdomen, and other places, with a tube that is inserted into the skin through a small incision. Its main focus is to get rid of fat that isn’t easily removed through diet and exercise.
LIPOSUCTION IS NOT A WEIGHT-LOSS PROCEDURE
It must be understood that liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure. The purpose of liposuction is to reshape and mold your body in a way that weight-loss, exercise, and dieting cannot. Because of the nature of the procedure, you can lose some weight, since it’ll help speed up your metabolism, which will in turn burn calories and keep you feeling lighter. But the procedure itself is not geared toward weight loss.
PREGNANCY AND LIPOSUCTION
If you’re considering getting pregnant, but also want to get liposuction, there are a few things to think about. The first thing to keep in mind when doing liposuction is what are you trying to gain by this loss? What do you want? Most likely, if this is something you desire, you’ll have a strong aversion to gaining any excess weight after the procedure, which then can lead to worrying what pregnancy will eventually do to your body. You’ll become much more protective of the natural weight gain, and it may become harder for you to process.
Overall, if you have had a liposuction procedure and are pregnant, don’t worry. Generally speaking, you will not experience anything abnormal. If anything, you’ll gain less weight and retain minimal scarring.
LOVE HANDLES AND LIPOSUCTION
Love handles and the muffin top are places where a lot of people struggle. It’s an area that needs extra attention, and it can be increasingly frustrating to diminish or get rid of entirely. However, liposuction is the perfect procedure for this type of thing. It can mold your love handles until they’re nonexistent. So, if that is why you want from the procedure, then you are coming at it from the right place.
IS IT OKAY TO BE OVERWEIGHT AND GET LIPOSUCTION?
Many people who are struggling with their weight turn to liposuction to help them. However, it really isn’t the solution to your problem. Again, liposuction is meant to mold and scold the body, ridding it of any unnecessary stubborn fats. Take a moment and determine how much you might need to lose, and then consider either another procedure entirely, or first try losing weight naturally.
Look into your diet and exercise options and, once you have gotten your Body Mass Index (BMI) down to something that is sustainable, then revisit the idea of liposuction.
HOW MUCH CAN LIPOSUCTION COST YOU?
It depends on the doctor, the experience, and the exact procedure you’re asking for. There are so many things involved in deciding the costs of a procedure that, after you’ve done your homework, you may want to visit a few of your local doctors and ask them. You’ll get a more personalized answer than if you called on the phone.
There are two forms of liposuction available: the traditional form, or the newer tumescent technique using micro tubes (cannulas) and needles. The later yields better results and less scarring, and you can get up and walk away with no real recovery period. It does cost a little more, but is by far worth it.
Your procedure can cost anywhere between $2500 to $8000, depending on whether on the neck, jawline, abdomen, thighs, back, arms, ankles, or knees and buttocks. There are so many variables in place that, again, to get the best estimation, you’ll want to contact your local doctor for a meeting.
WHAT LIPOSUCTION IS HERE TO DO FOR YOU
Liposuction will not help you lose weight, nor will it help you maintain the loss of weight. With this procedure, you must maintain a healthy diet and exercise regime. However, it can assist you in sculpting those remaining bits of tissue that are just not releasing. It’ll have you feeling like a rock star in no time flat.