5 Liposuction Myths Busted

Liposuction is one of the most popular and versatile cosmetic procedures by far. It is used in combination with almost every cosmetic plastic surgery to efficiently contour and remove any excess that patients require. While liposuction certainly isn’t new to the plastic surgery industry, some misconceptions still lurk among new patients who aren’t entirely sure or well-informed about its versatility. In this article, we’ll be taking a closer look at five of some of the most common liposuction myths.


The Myths


1. Liposuction is for losing weight

Liposuction is NOT a weight loss procedure or a treatment for patients who desire weight loss. Liposuction is an adjunct to help patients remove excess skin, tissue, and/or fat that is too stubborn to lose via a healthy lifestyle alone (ie. pockets of flabby fat under the upper arms). Patients desiring to be at a lesser weight can not simply opt for liposuction. Patients must practice healthy lifestyle habits including eating a well-balanced diet, physical activity, stress reduction, and so on. Liposuction functions to remove pesky areas of fat and/or skin that otherwise would not budge.


2. Mature patients can not receive liposuction

Liposuction can be utilized for healthy patients of all ages. Certain skin types and skin elasticities will certainly play a role in how effective liposuction is however patients need to be assessed on an individual basis. 


3. Liposuction is a temporary fix

Let us reassure you that liposuction is a permanent procedure. Once the excess skin, tissue, and fat cells are removed, they are gone forever. That however doesn’t mean that patients can neglect taking care of their bodies via a healthy lifestyle. Patients can always regain weight via new fat cells if they’re not being careful however the tissues and fat removed are removed permanently and can not grow back.


4. It is for women only

By now we are seeing more male patients reaping the benefits of cosmetic plastic surgeries that were once deemed taboo and solely for women. Liposuction is used successfully on male patients to remove excess unwanted tissue and fat while contouring the skin for a more masculine silhouette. It is often used on male patients’ abdomens, flanks, and chests.


5. Liposuction is very risky

Every cosmetic plastic surgery has risks involved and liposuction is no different. In recent decades, safety protocols and training have become more sophisticated utilizing tools that are less invasive and more safe. Board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Adibfar prides himself in prioritizing his patients’ safety while applying his decades of successful experience to give his patients the silhouettes they desire.  


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