5 Facts You must Know About Liposuction

Facts You must Know About Liposuction

So you see a celebrity a few months ago and there is some serious fat deposit on the tummy or on the thigh and he or she looks really big and fleshy in a bathing suit. Fast forward a few weeks or a month and you find that they are surprisingly thin and the fat has just disappeared. Normal dieting and exercise does not give one these quick results. Here is where liposuction comes in. Liposuction, otherwise known as suction-assisted lipectomy or lipoplasty is not a weight loss surgery, but a procedure or a surgery that sculpts your body and gets rid of the excess fat that you cannot get rid of through exercise or dieting. It comes especially handy for people prone to pile on the pounds on the stomach and the thighs. Here are some facts that you should know about liposuction.

1. You need to be in your optimum weight levels before you can get a liposuction

Unlike bariatric surgery which helps morbidly obese people, liposuction is performed on people with optimum weight levels as it is just getting rid of the excess fat. Another condition that you need to have is a healthy body. You should also not be a smoker when you decide to get this done on you.

2. An ideal candidate for liposuction must have good skin elasticity and muscle tone

If you had already lost some serious weight too soon, chances are that a liposuction would make matters worse, as there will be a lot of loose skin hanging around. You need to be fit before you can think of getting a liposuction done.

3. As with any surgery or procedure, there are a lot of risks associated with liposuction too

Excessive bleeding or hematoma, necrosis (tissue death), fat clots, anesthesia risks, persistent swelling or pain, asymmetry, changes in skin sensation, deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications, damage to nerves, blood vessels, muscles and organs, unfavorable scarring, skin discoloration, contour irregularities, sagging of the skin, or other unsatisfactory aesthetic results and need for additional surgery are some of the complications that is associated with the liposuction procedure.

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