Thousands of men and women undergo liposuction each year, and yet there are thousands of more people who hold back when it comes to making the call to their cosmetic surgeon. Your ideas about this streamlined procedure could be standing between you and your perfect shape, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Here, we want to dive into a few the detail about liposuction and offer the suggestion that a simple shift in perspective could help you attain the look you want.
What Liposuction Does
The detail that may be at the heart of any misunderstandings people have about liposuction may be that this procedure removes fat cells. When fat cells are removed, we may make assumptions that associate liposuction with weight. Here’s why this is incorrect: liposuction is about contouring the body. This could be slimming the thighs, smoothing out the midsection, or giving a more toned appearance to the backs of the arms. In none of these instances is weight reduction the goal.
Let’s Take a New Perspective
- Liposuction has nothing to do with the “last 10 pounds.” This procedure has everything to do with the shape of the body. As such, one should not expect a huge downward spiral on the scale. Some patients notice that they weigh a few pounds less than they did before their procedure, but this may also have to do with new healthy eating habits than with the extraction of fat cells.
- Liposuction is absolutely for the “skinny girl” (or guy). One does not need to be overweight to want better body contours. Some of the best results are achieved with patients who are pretty much at their ideal weight, whether that is 135 pounds or 175 pounds.
- Weight can still increase after liposuction. That’s because we have fat cells all over the body, and because fat cells do remain in the treatment area. This is why healthy living is so important after liposuction.
With the new perspective of liposuction as a body-contouring procedure, you may finally have the permission you needed to obtain treatment to achieve your perfect shape. To learn more about this procedure, schedule a visit in our Williamsburg office at (757) 345-2275.