Liposuction surgery, known by patients as lipo, is a cosmetic technique that shapes specific areas of the body by removing excess fat and improving the appearance and contour of the body silhouette. It is usually performed on the abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, arms, and neck. One of the biggest mistakes that patients make when undergoing this procedure is to assume that they will lose weight. The main objective of this surgery is to improve the aesthetic symmetry and increase one’s confidence in their self-image.
Pros and Cons of Liposuction Surgery
- A single surgical intervention may be enough to achieve the desired results.
- It is possible to treat multiple areas in one operation.
- Permanently removes fat cells, making it impossible for them to regenerate.
- Results are more effective and predictable than other non-invasive treatments.
- It is not a procedure to treat obesity or overweight issues. It does not replace a good nutrition or exercise.
- This technique does not eliminate cellulite or loose skin.
- Like any surgery, it may show risks of infection and adverse reactions to anesthesia.
- Scars and irregularities may occur due to the poor elasticity of the skin.
Are You a Candidate for this Procedure?
If you cannot get rid of the fat accumulated in your body through diets or exercise, liposuction may be for you. In general, the future candidates should be evaluated for:
- If you are within your ideal weight and have firm and elastic skin.
- If you are in good health, without a disease or medical condition that could affect your recovery.
- You have good muscle tone in the areas to be treated.
- If you have specific and achievable goals for your body’s appearance.