Common Liposuction Myths: Debunked

liposuctionAre you loving your bikini body this summer? If you find yourself hiding under a shirt every time you head to the pool, come see us. Liposuction may help you to discover a better body. If you’re interested in lipo, but worried about some things you have heard, keep reading. Liposuction myths are very common, and often untrue.

Liposuction Myth #1- Liposuction Is a Weight Loss Treatment

Liposuction isn’t a weight loss treatment or a solution to obesity. It is a body contouring procedure. We’ve found that liposuction works best on patients that are close to their ideal weight, but struggling with pockets of unwanted fat, often in localized areas. Liposuction can smooth and contour these areas, removing the stubborn, diet/exercise resistant fat. We can perform liposuction on many different areas including:

  • Abdomen
  • Thighs
  • Flanks (love handles)
  • Back
  • Upper arms
  • Under the chin
  • Breasts (male breast reduction)
  • Knees
  • Buttocks

Where are your problem areas? If diet and exercise alone can’t give you the ideal shape, liposuction can help.

Liposuction Myth #2- Liposuction Results Aren’t Long Lasting

Once removed, fat cells don’t typically regenerate in adults. Of course, you can still gain weight after liposuction, but with a good diet and plenty of exercise, you should be able to maintain your liposuction results long term. Many people find that they no longer experience unwanted fat in the treatment area, provided they remain at a stable weight.

Liposuction Myth #3- Liposuction Results Are Immediately Visible

Liposuction can provide dramatic results, but it may take a bit of time before you’re able to enjoy them. Swelling is very common after liposuction and can last for several months. Come in for liposuction this fall and winter and you’ll be fully recovered and ready to reveal your new body in time for bikini season next summer. If you want a better body next spring and summer, now is the time to prepare.

Liposuction Myth #4- Liposuction Requires a Lot of Downtime

Think you’re too busy for liposuction? Come see us. Liposuction downtime is typically less than patients are expecting. Many return to work and light activities just 2-5 days after surgery. You can resume full activities after 4-6 weeks.

Liposuction Myth #5- There Are No Non-Surgical Alternatives to Liposuction

Liposuction surgery is the gold standard in fat removal, but it isn’t your only option. We offer several non-surgical and minimally invasive options for body contouring. If you want to improve your body, but aren’t ready for surgery, explore these options:

Are these liposuction myths keeping you from your ideal body? Now that you know the truth, call and schedule your liposuction consultation today.