Do you know someone that has undergone a liposuction procedure? Even if you don’t, we’re sure that you know someone who has a lot to say about the topic.
That is how myths start. Someone who doesn’t have all of the facts spreads some erroneous information about something. It seems believable enough, so some people start to accept it as a fact. They may even start to spread it.
The world of plastic surgery is full of far too many myths, particularly when it comes to liposuction. Today, we will dispel 4 of those myths. We are going to give you the real facts and information on liposuction to clear up any confusion.
1. It Sucks All of the Fat Out of Your Body
This is probably the most common myth and a wildly inaccurate simplification of the procedure.
Yes, liposuction removes fat from your body through a suction technology, but it’s far more sophisticated and strategic than that.
There are a number of different types of liposuction technologies and techniques used in clinics across the world right now. However, most surgeons use energy-assisted liposuction devices that break up the fat cells to make extraction painless, with no bruising.
Also, you can’t simply remove an unlimited amount of fat. A liposuction procedure is not a substitute for diet and exercise, nor is it suitable for people struggling with excessive obesity.
It works best on people who are near their ideal weight/body mass index (BMI), and need a little extra help to achieve their goals.
2. It’s Expensive
Liposuction is not just for celebrities!
It is actually surprisingly affordable and many clinics are now offering financing options to make things even more attainable for non-Hollywood people with non-Hollywood levels of income.
3. It’s Painful and Leaves Bruises
This may have been the case a decade or so ago. Liposuction technology in the 80s and 90s was not as sophisticated as what we use today. It often led to less-than-desirable bleeding and bruising.
Fortunately, that is no longer the case.
First of all, the cannulas used in the 1980s were anywhere from 9 to 25 times larger than the modern 2 mm micro-cannula. Second of all, today’s technology is able to break up the fat, while protecting the blood vessels. This means almost no bleeding, pain, or bruising for you.
4. The Fat Will Come Back
This one is entirely up to you.
If you use liposuction to augment a healthy lifestyle, while keeping up your diet and exercise regimen, you should be easily able to maintain your post-lipo body shape.
However, if you’re not actively watching your caloric intake or exercising regularly, you can put the weight back on.
As you can see, liposuction isn’t a magic solution for weight loss, nor is it as painful or unattainable as you may think. It is a very viable and realistic solution for people looking to achieve the body that they have always wanted.
Don’t let misinformation stand in your way!