1. Liposuction is intended for stubborn pockets of fat.
This means that while liposuction can help to trim your waistline or remove pesky love handles, it is not meant as a replacement for natural weight-loss methods.
In fact, the amount of fat that can be removed in one liposuction procedure is relatively small, and surgeons recommend that patients are within 30% of their ideal weight before considering the procedure.
Liposuction is not intended to remove large quantities of fat and to do so can be quite unhealthy.
2. Liposuction will not treat sagging or loose skin.
Liposuction can only be used to target and remove excess pockets of fat, it cannot be used to tighten the skin or muscles in the surrounding area. Patients suffering from loose skin or muscles that have lost their elasticity may need to undergo additional procedures – such as abdominoplasty – in order to correct these issues.
3. Exercise and liposuction go hand-in-hand.
It is not only important that a patient exercise and live a healthy lifestyle prior to the procedure, it also important that they be willing to keep up the hard work once they have fully recovered. Liposuction, like all body shaping procedures, will be affected by future weight gain. It’s important to maintain a healthy lifestyle by eating well and exercising regularly as to not affect the outcome of your procedure.
4. The fat removed through liposuction can be put to good use.
If you’re considering undergoing additional cosmetic procedures in the future, be sure to speak to your surgeon about autologous fat transfer before your liposuction treatment. There are many procedures, including the Brazilian butt lift, that can make use of the fat removed during liposuction to plump up the buttocks or the breasts and help patients achieve a more flattering and well-proportioned figure.
If you have remaining questions about liposuction, talk to the experts at Dr. Fouda Neel’s office today!