Updated December 2018
Liposuction, or the removal of excess fat from those stubborn areas that do not respond to diet or exercise, is a very common cosmetic procedure.
At the same time, liposuction is very commonly misunderstood and there are a few liposuction facts that should be cleared up. They may sound surprising because of the common misconceptions, but are vital to understanding what liposuction is really about.
1. Liposuction Is Not a Weight Loss Procedure
However illogical it may sound, while liposuction indeed removes fat from problematic areas, it is not designed to help you lose weight. You may lose inches after liposuction, but don’t expect to lose significant numbers when it comes to looking at pounds on the bathroom scale.
In many cases, combining plastic surgery procedures can offer a more comprehensive approach to achieving your desired final results than may be possible with just a single procedure. Women considering a breast augmentation may want to consider adding liposuction to their breast enhancement to complement their body shape.
Achieve an Hourglass Shape
While breast implants can help to create an hourglass figure by enhancing the volume of your breasts, including liposuction with your procedure may highlight your breast enhancement by simultaneously slimming your waistline.
Boost Your Body Image
Not only can combining liposuction and breast augmentation help you achieve the often-desired hourglass shape, but it can also significantly improve your body image and self-confidence.
One of the most common cosmetic procedures today is liposuction, which slims away extra body fat deposits that are tough to remove through diet and exercise. While surgical technique is the most important element in ensuring optimal liposuction results, there are also a few tips you can follow during your recovery to keep stress levels low and focus on healing.
1. Get Real
Your main priority after liposuction is to rest, and focus on nothing besides letting your body heal. It’s critical to maintain realistic expectations about your recovery time as well as how long until you’ll see your final results, which will vary depending on whether your lipo was combined with other procedures.
Updated for November 2018.
Many people wonder if liposuction could be right for them. Although every individual is different, there are three specific signs that could indicate you’re the perfect candidate for liposuction.
1. You’re Almost at Your Best
Because liposuction is meant for difficult or “trouble” areas, a person at or near his or her ideal weight is the best candidate for liposuction. Liposuction is a way to contour the body while you’re at a weight that can be maintained over a long period of time. Most surgeons recommend being within 10 pounds of your target weight before considering liposuction. As an added bonus, the closer you are to your ideal weight,