Liposuction is a body contouring procedure which can remove excess fat that accumulates on the thighs, abdomen, flanks and other regions of the body. These areas may be resistant to diet and exercise despite calorie counting and diligent use of the treadmill. If you have been working hard to slim down, but simply cannot shed these pockets of fat, you may want to consider liposuction. Not only does liposuction rid the body of unwanted fat cells, it can also change your life in many other ways.
A balanced diet and exercise is part of any healthy lifestyle but months or years of dieting, with minimal to no improvements, can be frustrating. Liposuction is not a weight loss treatment but it can target those stubborn areas and improve your figure so you can focus on toning the rest of your body. Having liposuction does not mean that you can lounge around all day and eat anything you want. While liposuction removes fat cells which can never come back, remaining fat cells in the treated area can continue to store fat and cause you to regain weight. However, liposuction tends to create a motivation in many patients to eat healthy and maintain regular exercise.
Excess fat deposits can lead to low self-esteem, a lack of confidence and depression. While liposuction can remove large masses of fat, it is more ideal for patients who are near their ideal body weight. Nevertheless, liposuction can significantly sculpt your silhouette and improve the mid-section, hips and thighs. After liposuction, patients can have a natural balance in the body which can help to make clothes fit more appropriately. For that reason, liposuction is a life changing experience for many women who simply desire to wear clothing that they would never have felt comfortable in prior to having liposuction. Furthermore, patients who have had liposuction often feel a boost in self-esteem which causes them to be more confident in many aspects of their life. The link between liposuction and psychological boosts suggests that patients tend to expand their personal and social experiences and/or explore new job opportunities.
Since people are not “one size fits all”, neither is liposuction. Liposuction can be performed with various techniques and in combination with other cosmetic procedures to meet your needs. Patients who are overweight may not be ideal for liposuction by itself. However, they may be a great candidate for a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty with liposuction. Patients who have saggy skin, from weight loss or pregnancy, may benefit from laser liposuction. Laser assisted liposuction is a type of liposuction technique which can heat the fat, prior to suctioning it out, while simultaneously tightening the loose skin. Patients who are unhappy with the natural signs of aging, such as dropping or sagging at the chin, neck and arms, may benefit from Vaser Liposuction. This type of liposuction uses sound, rather than heat, to break down the fat cells before removal. Vaser Liposuction is perfect for small, specific areas and areas located near the muscles since it is the safest method for eradicating fat cells near a muscle.