When it comes to excess body fat, liposuction is one of the most effective cosmetic procedures available. After just one session, the process can successfully remove roughly six to eight pounds of unwanted fat — and sometimes more, depending on the patient.
While this procedure does have some limitations, for most patients, liposuction benefits far outweigh any drawbacks.
If you think liposuction could be in your future, here’s a look at 6 of the top liposuction benefits you can expect from this procedure.
6 Liposuction Benefits
1. It’s good for stubborn fat.
The best thing about liposuction is that it actually removes that stubborn fat that’s hard to get off through diet and exercise alone. If you’ve tried and tried to eliminate fat from your thighs, flanks (also known as “love handles”), or abdomen, it may be that this fat is simply resistant to the methods you’ve been using.
Believe it or not, this is good news! It reveals that it isn’t simply you not doing enough.
What it also reveals is that the only way to remove this “stubborn” fat is with surgery. Liposuction will manually agitate the fat in these stubborn areas, loosening it for removal, and then completely suctioning it out.
2. You’ll feel better in your clothes.
We all deserve to feel confident in our clothes. However, when areas of our body seem to stick out in uncomfortable ways and feel bulky — no matter what we wear — it can make us feel self-conscious.
This often leads to frustration with our wardrobes entirely. Many men and women struggle to find clothes that fit well because of excess stubborn fat. The clothes they may want to wear aren’t always the clothes that fit, and this can lead to not caring about appearances at all. Some people may resort to wearing only extra-large baggy clothes, for example. And research has proven that a lack of interest in appearance is directly related to a lack of self-worth in general.
However, by removing unwanted fat from “trouble spots”, you can unleash a whole new wardrobe for yourself — often, without ever having to go shopping at all. You may be able to finally fit into that old pair of your favorite jeans. Bathing suit season won’t seem so scary anymore. And shopping — at the store or in your own closet — will start to be fun again.
3. Liposuction doesn’t just remove fat — it also adds contours.
The best liposuction plastic surgeons don’t simply remove fat from problem areas. They’ll actually sculpt your body so that you end up with attractive curves, contouring exactly to your natural figure. As with many plastic surgeries, the techniques used are a combination of both medical skill and scientific knowledge and artistic talent.
Dr. Lahar has been performing liposuction for many years and has developed the artistic eye needed to create beautiful, shapely contours through liposuction.
4. You’ll get a self-esteem boost.
While it’s important to always cultivate confidence within yourself and love both what’s on the inside and what’s on the outside, it’s also okay to take pride in your appearance. It’s okay to want to look nice in a suit when you go in for a job interview. It’s okay to want to feel sexy and attractive in a dress when you go on a first date.
Unfortunately, excess stubborn weight can leave many people feeling frustrated — especially when we’ve tried everything from strict diets to extreme weight loss exercise regimens, and nothing seems to work. Liposuction may be the very thing you need to give you that important boost of self-esteem and confidence. You deserve it!
5. Fat cells are permanently removed.
Many patients want to know, “Is liposuction permanent?”
This can be a difficult question to answer, but, in general, yes, liposuction is permanent. That is, during the surgery, fat cells in the target areas where you want to reduce are physically removed via a thin metal tube called a cannula. In fact, you can actually see the fat coming out if you look up video of a liposuction procedure online.
The key to ensuring that liposuction results are permanent is maintaining a healthy weight after your surgery. By eating right and exercising regularly, you can stay in a healthy weight range, and this will keep that removed fat off.
On the other hand, if you do gain a few pounds, you shouldn’t worry too much about the weight coming back full force in the areas where you had liposuction. Rather, you will see an overall weight gain that is distributed throughout your entire body. More significant weight gain than this, however, may lead to the fat actually returning to the areas where you had liposuction.
With all of this said, as long as you can maintain a healthy lifestyle after liposuction, you can certainly expect permanent results.
6. Good begets good: Liposuction can help patients become even healthier.
Many patients who have struggled with weight and leading a healthy lifestyle in the past are boosted by the wonderful liposuction benefits we’ve discussed above. The motivation and confidence they get from this procedure spurs them on to further their healthy endeavors.
It’s an especially confidence-boosting procedure for individuals who have recently lost a lot of weight. They have worked so hard to get where they are today, but it’s beyond frustrating when those last stubborn pounds of fat won’t budge! Liposuction can help these patients in the final steps of their weight loss journey, and it can help them continue on that healthy path.
All in all, it’s a mood-boosting procedure that can light the fire of continued health and wellness for many patients.
Learn More About Liposuction
Think liposuction could help you? Contact Lahar Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation appointment.
This appointment will be an opportunity for you to meet with Dr. Lahar and discuss any questions you may have about the health benefits of liposuction surgery, the recovery period, or how to prepare. Your consultation appointment will include a short physical exam, and be sure to bring photos or medical records with you as Dr. Lahar will want to discuss your medical history and ultimate goals for surgery as well.
We look forward to meeting with you!