Secrets Plastic Surgeons Want You To Know: Liposuction Will Never Replace The Gym

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Megan Apa
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January 10, 2015

Liposuction is one of the hottest types of cosmetic surgery for weight loss available on the market today. Many see it as an easy way to shed unwanted pounds or shrink down their dress size in a matter of a couple of hours. The procedure involves breaking down and literally “sucking” out the fat from one’s body with a surgical tool called the “cannula”. The cannula performs like a vacuum, removing the fat in unwanted areas such as the abdomen, thighs, buttocks or back of the arms.

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With Liposuction, body types often vary from one client to the next. The procedure is by no means a cure or solution towards obesity or other unwanted conditions like stretch marks, cellulite or dimples, but as a general rule, the majority who undergo this type of surgery are looking to remove undesirable deposits of fat on their body. It’s ideal for contouring naturally and getting rid of those saddle bags weighing over your hips!

Sure, liposuction can change your shape drastically, but it’s definitely not a permanent fix for weight loss. Realistically, the largest amount you can remove in a “large-volume” procedure is 11 pounds, and even then you are admitted to a hospital overnight for observation. So if you’re aiming at losing 20 to 30 pounds, it’s not going to really cut it!

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Liposuction requires maintenance and upkeep through a healthy lifestyle whether this involves going to the gym or dieting. If liposuction isn’t upheld by this regimen, the fat cells can actually grow larger than before, and nobody wants that!

Before considering liposuction to reach your ideal body weight make sure it’s not to replace the option of a healthy lifestyle! Even after the surgery, it’s your responsibility to stay fit and trim off new pounds.