“7 Things You Didn’t Know About Liposuction” by Dr. Y. Sosa
by Dr. Yakelin Sosa
Liposuction is by far one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the world, but it’s also one of the most misunderstood. There are many facts about the procedure that most people are unaware of, including the fact that it isn’t actually a weight loss procedure. Here are 7 facts you may not know about lipo.
- Liposuction is designed for people near their ideal weight – While liposuction can help you shed a few pounds of unwanted fat, it’s not a weight loss procedure. In fact, it’s really designed for people who are very close to their ideal weight but have small areas of stubborn fat. This procedure isn’t for patients who are obese or need many areas treated.
- Liposuction can treat lipoedema – Lipoedema is a condition that usually affects women. This condition, which is often inherited, causes an increase in adipose tissue and fatty deposits. While a woman’s upper body may be slim, she may have large deposits on her legs or buttocks which may be lumpy or even painful. People with lipoedema are often good candidates for lipo.
- Liposuction recovery is easier than you think – Most patients are surprised that lipo recovery is fairly easy after the first couple of days. While you can expect some pain after surgery, most people say the treated areas feel more like bad bruises.
- It may take months to see your final results – Swelling is very common following liposuction, so you probably won’t see your final results for a few months. Treated areas will begin looking slimmer after a month, but you may have residual swelling for up to five months.
- Lipo can be done under general or local anesthesia – Depending on how many areas you want to treat, your procedure may be done under general anesthesia that puts you to sleep or local anesthesia.
- It’s best for small spot fixes – While you can certainly receive lipo on many areas of your body at once, liposuction is most effective at spot fixing small areas of fat that don’t respond to diet and exercise. This includes fat on the hips, stomach, or thighs.
- It changes how you gain weight later – Once the fat is removed during liposuction, it is gone for good. Still, lipo doesn’t prevent you from gaining weight again. You will need to adopt a healthy diet and exercise regimen to keep your slimmer weight. Most surprising to most people is the fact that liposuction actually changes how you gain weight in the future, as fat in the future will likely accumulate in a different area than you had treated.
If you think you may be a good candidate for liposuction, it’s important to schedule a consultation to learn more about the risks and benefits. Contact MD Ageless Solutions in Miami to learn more about how liposuction works and what it can do for you.