If you are considering having liposuction performed on your body, you need to make sure that you fully understand what the surgery entails, who is a good candidate, and how this treatment can be used.
Liposuction Is a Surgical Technique
Liposuction is a surgical technical that is used to remove the fat that resides on your body between your skin and your muscles. It is a technique that is used to sculpt and improve the contour of your body. The exact techniques used for liposuction have improved over the years, make this a low-risk procedure.
Who Is Liposuction For
Liposuction is first for people who have a little fat on their bodies that they want to get rid of. Liposuction is best suited for areas on your body where you struggle to lose the fat, even with proper exercise and diet.
Beyond that, liposuction is for people who have realistic expectations. Liposuction will remove the fat. It is not going to tighten your skin up – that is a natural process that takes time. Liposuction is also not suddenly going to make you look really toned. You need to work out and improve your muscle definition for that to happen.
Your doctor will sit down with you and go over the expectations for your surgery. Most doctors will only perform the procedure if they feel that you have realistic expectations for the outcomes. If they feel that your idea of the outcomes is not realistic, they may put off or pass on the surgical opportunity.
Areas of the Body That Can Be Treated
There are specific areas of the body where liposuction is most commonly used and where it can be used the most successfully. The most common areas where liposuction are used are around the buttocks, thighs, hips, abdomen, breasts, and around the neck. Liposuction can basically be performed wherever there are excess fat deposits on your body. If there is an area on your body where you want liposuction performed, be sure to check with your doctor to see if that area will work for the procedure.
How This Surgery Should Be Used
Liposuction is an elective surgery that should be used if you have healthy expectations around your body, are working out and eating a healthy diet, and just have areas of your body that you would like to change the appearance of. It should be used to lightly modify and sculpt your body. It should not be used to dramatically transform the shape and appearance of your body.