If you’re considering liposuction, you need the facts.
Americans spend more than $15 billion on cosmetic procedures each year. Liposuction continues to be the #1 surgical aesthetic procedure in the nation for a reason. But can it give you the results you’re looking for? Is it permanent? Is it the answer to unlocking your ideal body?
To find out, check out the top 5 myths about liposuction surgery.
MYTH #1: The Fat Moves In Next Door
This myth has been around since the beginning. The idea is that if you have fat cells removed from your left side, for example, that more fat cells will now accumulate on the lower abdomen instead. It has to go somewhere, right?
Fat doesn’t side step your efforts to block it. In liposuction, fat cells are removed from the body. They don’t regenerate somewhere else.
Anytime that you need to store unused energy, that energy is distributed relatively evenly across the available fat cells in the body.
In the case of liposuction, you now have fewer cells in the targeted area. Those cells will store fat like every other cell in your body. There are simply fewer of them.
Because of this, areas on your body that were not treated have more fat cells than the treated area. Untreated areas may appear larger. But that’s only because the treated area is smaller.
MYTH #2: Liposuction Surgery Cures Obesity
As the myth goes, you can eat what you want and not exercise. Then just get liposuction to undo the damage.
Obesity is a complex disorder that may have an underlying medical condition in addition to behavioral, psychological and environmental challenges.
No procedure can cure obesity if the cause of the obesity is not addressed.
MYTH #3: Non-Surgical Liposuction Alternatives Can Achieve Comparable Results
There are many topical sculpting and shaping procedures that claim to be just as good as liposuction surgery. But you deserve the truth.
Liposuction is the only procedure that gets consistent, trusted and permanent results.
Other procedures require multiple treatments during which you’re told to keep getting treatments until you see the results you’re looking for. And no one can tell you how many treatments you’ll need.
You may get in a position where you’re not getting significant results. But you’ve spent so much money that can’t quit. You might be so close.
With liposuction, you know exactly what you’re getting, how long it will take and what the results will be.
MYTH #4: Liposuction Will Reduce Sagging Skin
Some believe that liposuction will also help tighten the skin.
Lipo doesn’t tighten your skin. Procedures like a face lift or tummy tuck do that. You may be able to get these procedures at the same time though.
MYTH #5: Lipo Will Give You a 6 Pack
A common misconception is that underneath the fat, you have a toned and defined body.
It could be true. But more than likely, once you have those extra fat cells removed you’ll need to work on any definition you want to achieve with nutrition and exercise.
The good news is, that once you have the procedure, you can actually see the results of all that hard work.
If you’re on the fence about liposuction surgery, know that it’s helped a great many people get permanent, consistent and desired results. Like all cosmetic procedures, you should consider your own circumstances and why you want the procedure.
Liposuction can dramatically change the way you look and feel, but ultimately it’s all about loving yourself.