Liposuction is an incredibly effective cosmetic procedure that helps eliminate unwanted, stubborn fat. Consistently one of the most popular plastic surgeries performed, with nearly 2 million procedures recorded worldwide in 2021, liposuctions are widely used.
Despite their popularity, misconceptions about them abound. To understand liposuctions, learn some of these common myths and misconceptions about this popular fat removal procedure.
Myth: Liposuction Is For Weight Loss
Though liposuction is a fat removal procedure, and because of this, you may see weight loss, liposuction is not intended as a weight loss alternative to diet and exercise. The ideal candidate for liposuction is one that:
- Is within 30 percent of their normal body mass index
- Is non-obese
- Has relatively low skin laxity, or skin stretching
- Has had stable weight for six to 12 months before surgery
Though these are the hallmarks of an ideal candidate, you may still be able to undergo the procedure, depending on the evaluation by your surgeon. Speak with them to understand if liposuction is right for you.
Myth: Liposuction Is Temporary
A common misconception is that the fat removal experienced through liposuction is temporary, and in the same way, some report their weight rebounding after dieting. They may experience their fat returning. However, with liposuction, fat removal is permanent.
Though the fat cells removed will not return, you may still be subject to fat gain in other areas, so maintaining a healthy lifestyle is necessary to maintain your results.
Ensure you speak to your doctor to know what you can expect regarding liposuction results.
Fact: Liposuction Is Easy With Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery in Lone Tree, CO
Though there are numerous myths about liposuction, one fact remains true: Working with board-certified surgeons is an excellent way to achieve optimal results and limit complications.
At Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetics, Dr. Christopher Williams and Dr. Jeremy Williams are both board-certified plastic surgeons. Their expertise and ability are at your disposal. They and the helpful staff are driven to providing you with the best results possible.
To learn more about liposuction and how it can help you call 303-706-1100 for a complimentary consultation.