Both men and women undergo liposuction to achieve a variety of different goals. Some people want to look better in a swimsuit, while others want to find jeans that fit more comfortably. Liposuction is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures; as such, chances are you’ve asked yourself the simple question: “Is Liposuction right for me?” There are misconceptions about reasons for Liposuction and whether liposuction will produce results as desired. If you’re considering liposuction, you should be aware of popular myths and facts about it.
Myth-1: Liposuction can be a substitute to diet and exercise.
Fact: Liposuction is NOT intended to replace the routine of healthy diet and regular exercise; in fact it is equally important. Exercise helps you to tone your overall body, prevents fat deposition in internal organs (such as intestines, liver, heart etc) and liposuction improves your body’s shape by removing unwanted fat pockets from localized areas (such as abdomen, thighs, hips, and arms) that still retain fat in spite of regular exercise. Liposuction should ideally be used after you’ve established a healthy lifestyle (stable weight, regular exercise, healthy diet) that you can maintain even after liposuction. In fact, doing so is essential in maintaining the results of liposuction.
Myth-2: Liposuction is a short-cut to weight loss.
Fact: Liposuction is NOT a short-cut to weight loss. In fact, it is particularly suited for men and women who are close to their ideal weight but have isolated, uneven fatty areas on their body that never go away with exercise or diet. It is not a solution for obese person whose main goal is significant weight loss.
Myth-3: Liposuction will change your life apart from the change to your body.
Fact: Make sure you want liposuction for the right reasons to address as problem area on your body and not just as a quick-fix for your life’s problems. Liposuction will not “instantly fill you with confidence,” though it can help with that aspect of your life as long as you maintain realistic expectations. Liposuction can only alter you physically, and though you may feel more confident after having the procedure done. If you are prepared for the fact that your life will not change magically overnight, then liposuction may be right for you.
Myth-4: Liposuction will cure cellulite or reverse all the signs of aging on your body.
Fact: Liposuction is not a way to treat loose, saggy skin or cellulite, which is the wrinkling of skin commonly found on lower abdomen, arms, buttocks, and thighs. Older patients with reduced skin elasticity do not often achieve the same results as younger patients, as the best results are produced when the procedure is performed on firmer, more elastic skin. People with sagging loose skin may need other procedures with liposuction to reduce extra skin such as tummy-tuck and arm lift. Liposuction offers an additional help by removing extra fat from your body and make you look overall fit.
Myth-5: Liposuction can make you look like models.
Fact: Liposuction cannot make you a different person. It is basically you get what you come with. People often wish to get an hourglass figure or six-packs but such things depend on many factors that are beyond your control like your body structure, inherited traits, genetic predispositions and life style etc. If you expect to get an improved version of yourself, then liposuction can be helpful.
For more details, Contact:
Dr. R. K. Mishra
Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon
SIPS Hospital, Lucknow
Ph: 9795 800 800