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Liposuction: Do You Know the Whole Truth?

Liposuction is one of the leading cosmetic procedures conducted by plastic surgeons. It has been popular for years, which could make you think you’ve got all the nitty-gritty details you need to decide if this procedure is right for you. What we’ve found over the years is that the information some people get about liposuction is far from the whole truth. If you’re craving better body contours and your diet and exercise program are not getting you where you want to be, liposuction is worth considering. Here, we touch on misperceptions that need to be cleared up.

Liposuction is not a matter of weight.

For too long now, too many people have believed that liposuction may help them lose weight. A person who approaches their body-sculpting procedure thinking they will weigh less afterward is quite likely to feel disappointed in their results. We can understand the idea. When fat cells are removed, why wouldn’t you weigh less? The reason why is that the amount of fatty content removed during the average liposuction procedure does not amount to much in the way of pounds. It amounts to much more in the way of appearance.

If you aren’t quite at your goal weight, get there. Then undergo liposuction to refine your shape. If your primary concern is the appearance of stubborn pockets of fat and you are near your ideal weight, there may be no reason to postpone liposuction any longer. Contact us to schedule your consultation now!

The Matter of Weight Gain after Liposuction

Some articles suggest that the fat that is removed during liposuction is gained back within a short time after treatment. This is somewhat of a misconception but not entirely. Here’s what you need to know. Fat cells will not grow back after liposuction. New fat cells will not grow after liposuction. However, what can happen is that fat cells can grow larger after liposuction. It is possible to maintain the results of treatment for many years after body-contouring surgery. It just takes work. And since most people are already putting the work in before they undergo liposuction, the concept of long-term maintenance is easy to absorb.

Do you have questions about liposuction? Contact us for answers.

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