Our board-certified plastic surgeons are here to clear up liposuction rumors and misconceptions. They want to explain the reality of this procedure so you can make an informed decision about your cosmetic care. Ahead are three liposuction myths that simply aren’t true.
Myth: You Can Enjoy Your Liposuction Results Right Away
Unlike non-surgical body contouring treatments that eliminate unwanted fat over time, liposuction gets rid of it right away. However, that doesn’t mean it delivers immediate results. It’s a bit more complicated than that.
Post-surgical swelling delays the real results of the procedure. The treated area can stay swollen for several weeks or more. Your final results won’t be visible until approximately 12 weeks after your procedure.
Myth: Fat Removed During Liposuction Will Come Back
Your treated fat cells won’t regrow or show up elsewhere after liposuction. That’s due to the fact that you have a fixed number of fat cells in your body.
When people think that their fat migrated to a different area, it’s usually because the treatment zone looks better than spots without prior liposuction. That contrast can create the illusion that fat cells are shifting around. If you maintain your weight with diet and exercise, you can prevent remaining cells from expanding — and protect your results.
Myth: You’ll Have Loose Skin After Liposuction
If you go into liposuction with relatively firm and smooth skin, you shouldn’t experience any sagging after the procedure. Your skin — provided it has good elasticity — will contract over your slimmer figure. Wearing a compression garment as instructed will support this process and help achieve a good result.
If you have poor elasticity, such as after pregnancy or weight loss, you may want to consider combining liposuction with another procedure. Tummy tuck surgery and a body lift are two popular options that can remove hanging skin for a better outcome.
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