Common Myths about Liposuction vol. March 2016
by Beauty Blogger Phoebe Damien
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Liposuction is among the most common types of cosmetic surgeries available in the medical world. It is a lightly invasive procedure that removes excessive fat deposits from the stomach, hip and thighs. The procedure is surrounded by several misguiding and quite hilarious myths and misconceptions resulting in confusion among potential clients. The following are the most common myths about the liposuction surgical procedure.
- Liposuction Results in Weight Loss
Have you ever heard someone recommending liposuction to a friend who can’t wait to lose weight? Well, I have, and it is a common misguiding notion. Liposuction does not help in losing weight at all. It is a procedure done to remove extra fat especially where diet and exercise have failed. According to UK medical journals, 30% of people who undergo Liposuction surgery are not overweight. It is only a procedure meant to reshape your body.
Is liposuction only meant for women? Absolutely not. Even though women form a higher percentage of those who undergo liposuction, men are also getting the treatment. The surgical technique is the same for both men and women. The trend is quickly changing and liposuction is steadily becoming a popular procedure with men. However, men undergo liposuction to remove fat from their stomach while women prefer fat removal from their hips and thighs.
- Liposuction can Treat Cellulite
Cellulite is a persistent but harmless fat deposit that causes dimpling of the skin especially in women. Some people claim that undergoing liposuction will tremendously help get rid of it. Well, to be precise, that’s not how liposuction works. You can try using Cellulaze but not lipo.
- Liposuction results are Permanent
Liposuction is not permanent unfortunately. The procedure doesn’t completely remove all the fat from your body. According to cosmetic surgeons, liposuction can only remove 5 to 7 pounds of fat safely. This means that nobody is immune to regaining fat afterwards.
- Liposuction Removes Stretch Marks
This is a complete lie and a hilarious one at that. Stretch marks are scars visible across the body. Liposuction is geared towards removing fat and not designed to get rid of stretch marks. The best method to remove stretch marks is to use a laser-based treatment procedure.
- There is a certain age limit for liposuction
Liposuction can be carried out at any age as long as the person is in good health and has an elastic skin. Simply put, there is no age limit. Just ensure that you discuss with your doctor any medical conditions you might have and let him or her decide whether the procedure is safe for your or not.
- It only takes a few days to recover from liposuction.
If anybody has told you that you can go for a liposuction surgery and then flawlessly show up to work the following morning, then I have bad news for you! It is not like going to a dentist. Liposuction is an invasive procedure that requires ample time to recover from. The swelling usually takes one week to subside and by the end of the second week, many start seeing results. By the third week, you should be on your feet back to work and living a normal life again.
- Liposuction is Expensive
The fact is, the cost of undergoing liposuction surgery has tremendously reduced over the past number of years. This trend mainly attributed to the advancement in liposuction surgery technology. In several scenarios, liposuction surgery cases are covered by insurance. Coupled with extreme competition among plastic surgeons, patients can now access outstanding services at tremendously low costs.
- Liposuction is not really a Surgery
There are other non-surgical procedures such as Coolsculpt used for removing excessive fat. However, Liposuction is not one of them. It is a surgical procedure that will require anaesthesia or a sedative.
In conclusion, learning to distinguish fact and fiction when it comes to liposuction can help you in making the decision as to whether the procedure is worth a try or not.