Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the nation because it helps get rid of stubborn body fat in different parts of the body. However, despite its rising popularity, there are still a lot of myths regarding the cosmetic procedure. During the procedure, a small hollow tube is inserted into incisions to suction any unwanted body fat. Liposuction can be performed on many different body parts like the hips, thighs, stomach, breasts, upper arms, and more.
1.Liposuction is for women
One common misconception about Liposuction is that it is only for women. But the truth is that this procedure is common amongst both sexes. In fact, Liposuction was one of the top five cosmetic procedures requested by men in 2018. Some of the most common areas where men choose to get Liposuction are the stomach, love handles, and chest.
2. It can be used to remove cellulite
While Liposuction is a great tool to get rid of small, unwanted pockets of fat, it is not a tool for eliminating cellulite. Cellulite is formed when subcutaneous fat pushes connective tissue bands beneath the skin, resulting in dimples and bumps. However, because cellulite is not fat, it cannot be removed through Liposuction. If you wish to remove cellulite, it’s best to speak with your surgeon to discuss possible treatments.
3. It is a weight loss treatment
This is probably one of the most common, if not the most common, misconception about Liposuction. Liposuction is NOT a weight-loss method. Patients believe that because Liposuction sucks away at unwanted fat, it is an easy way to lose fat. However, patients need to be within a healthy weight range to qualify for the cosmetic procedure.
4. Liposuction is painful
Discomfort is to be expected after the cosmetic procedure, but this is expected with all cosmetic procedures. Plastic surgery today is done with the most advanced technology and equipment in order to reduce pain and discomfort. Liposuction is done under general anesthesia so that you won’t feel a thing during the procedure.
5. Tightens skin and removes stretch marks
Liposuction is strictly for removing body fat, and no excess skin is removed during this procedure. If you’re worried about excess fat and skin, then a Liposuction combined with skin tightening may be the ideal solution.