Liposuction is an incredibly popular cosmetic surgery procedure, and it’s not difficult to see why. Many men and women alike want to be thinner, fitter, and more sculpted. While diet and exercise is still the best and most sustainable way to lose weight and achieve your ideal body, liposuction offers a quick and permanent solution to some weight loss problems.
Is Liposuction Right For You?
What Is Liposuction?
Also known as lipoplasty or liposculpture, liposuction is a process that creates a thinner, more sculpted body shape by removing excess fat in specific problem areas. The process is targeted and can be used on the stomach, upper arms, neck, legs, hips, and most other parts of the body.
A thin tube called a cannula dislodges and sucks the fatty tissue out of the body which reduces the fat cells there permanently. There are different types of liposuction, such as tumescent, ultrasound, laser, and other methods. Lipo can be done on its own or used in conjunction with other procedures to maximize the results.
Why Do People Get Liposuction?
Everybody has their own personal reasons for choosing to undergo liposuction, but here are some of the most common ones:
To Achieve Their Ideal Shape
Liposuction contours the body, allowing its naturally beautiful shape to come out. This is especially true for people who are happy with their weight but, due to their body’s proportions and weight distribution, can’t get the silhouette they want. Liposuction allows them to balance out their bodies to achieve their ideal figure.
To Target Stubborn Problem Areas
Have you ever gone on a diet and exercise program that worked wonders but still couldn’t get rid of that last few inches of fat? This is where liposuction comes in. When a healthy, active lifestyle can’t get you the results you want, liposuction can bridge the gap between the body you have now and the body you’ve been working towards.
To Boost Their Self-Esteem
When you look your best, you feel your best. Having a body that you can be proud of is guaranteed to make you much more confident. Many patients report feeling better about themselves and their bodies after undergoing liposuction procedures.
To Permanently Contour Their Bodies
Because liposuction involves the removal of fat cells, the results are often permanent. Fat cells do not grow back, so you can enjoy your new and improved body for as long as you maintain it with a healthy diet and regular exercise. You can still gain weight, of course, but your body will likely deposit fat in other areas of your body due to the decreased fat cells.
To Be Healthier
Did you know that fat cells can exist in the blood? The body naturally produces these fat cells, also known as triglycerides, but an excessive amount of them is linked to an increased risk of heart disease. According to a study, people who underwent lipo showed a 43% reduction of triglycerides immediately after the surgery.
Prevent excessive sweating
If you suffer from axillary hyperhidrosis (or excessive armpit sweating), Dr. Jugenburg can recommend liposuction as treatment. It’s safe, permanent, effective, and can be done in under half an hour with virtually no recovery time.
Who Can Get Liposuction?
Both men and women get liposuction to achieve their ideal body shape. To find out if liposuction is the best option for you, talk to your doctor first. Generally speaking, liposuction is recommended under the following conditions:
- The patient is healthy, eats a good diet, and exercises regularly.
- The patient doesn’t need to lose too much weight. Only 20 pounds or less need to be removed to achieve their ideal body shape.
- The patient has toned, elastic skin.
- The patient is aware of and accepts the risks and limitations of the procedure.
Liposuction is not recommended under these circumstances:
- The patient is obese or generally unhealthy.
- The patient wants a quick and drastic weight loss solution.
- The patient has cellulite or loose, sagging skin they want to address.
- The patient is a heavy smoker or has medical conditions like diabetes, heart disease, or a weak immune system.
- The patient is not willing to switch to a healthy, active lifestyle to maintain their body shape.
Should You Get Liposuction? The Verdict
Examine your body and your weight loss goals. If you’re very close to your ideal silhouette but need a little push, then liposuction could be for you.
Before you get any cosmetic surgery, set up a consultation. Dr. Jugenburg is more than capable to provide you direction on whether or not liposuction is right for you.