Is Liposuction Right for You?
Posted on 05/19/2021 on behalf of Dr. Kenrick Spence, M.D., F.A.C.S.
A certain amount of fat is expected and necessary in a healthy human body. However, when fat accumulates in certain areas of your physique despite your efforts of diet and exercise, it can sabotage an attractive silhouette and threaten your self-confidence. For both men and women, liposuction can be an excellent option to get rid of stubborn fat.
Reasons for Stubborn Fat
You may know that muscle weighs more than fat. You can’t always measure the amount of fat you have based on the number on the scale. In addition, despite what you may assume, stubborn fat isn’t always a product of poor eating and low physical activity. When it comes to extra fatty deposits in the body, factors like gender and genetics can play a role. For example, women tend to carry extra fat in their hips and thighs and men stockpile fat around their stomachs. A father’s or mother’s double chin can also be passed down as a genetic trait.
Regardless of where your unwanted fat is located, liposuction can be a minimally-invasive procedure to solve your concerns and sculpt a more confident body. However, liposuction is not for everyone.
Should You Consider Liposuction?
If you have unwanted fat on your body that you’d like to get rid of through liposuction. Ask yourself the following questions first:
#1 Am I at My Goal Weight?
Liposuction is not a surgery for weight loss! You’ll need to be fairly satisfied with your current weight before this procedure. In fact, losing weight after liposuction could alter your results or cause loose/sagging skin.
#2 Have I Tried Diet and Exercise with No Improvement?
The ideal candidate for liposuction is someone with stubborn fat, or fat deposits that refuse to go away after a diligent effort of healthy eating and working out. If you’ve tried hard to get rid of that fat bulge on your own with no success, liposuction may be the answer.
#3 Do I Have Realistic Expectations for Liposuction?
Just like any other plastic surgery or cosmetic procedure, it is important to understand the benefits and limitations of liposuction before you commit. Liposuction might not eliminate all of your insecurities, but it can certainly help you feel more confident in your skin.
#4 Do I Have Time to Recover?
Liposuction is not as invasive as some plastic surgeries, but it does involve a demanded period of downtime and healing. There are different types of liposuction with various recovery timelines to help you make your decision. Not resting or letting your body heal can compromise your results and investment.
At Hillcrest Plastic Surgery, we are proud to offer a variety of liposuction procedures to suit the needs and budget of each patient, including Tumescent Liposuction and Sculptease Liposuction. If you are concerned about a double chin, muffin top around your waist or saddlebags on your thighs, let us determine if liposuction is right for you.
Posted on behalf of Hillcrest Plastic Surgery