Most of us know of liposuction as a surgery to easily get rid of unwanted fatty deposits in the body. While this is true, it is not as easy as it sounds. Pop culture has led to the creation of myths about this procedure, which can lead potential patients to a misunderstanding of what the procedure is really all about. Here are the things you might have been believing but are actually false.
The main goal of liposuction is weight loss.
This statement is a common misconception among many people. Liposuction is not a weight loss tool. Liposuction is not the procedure for you if you are planning to lose weight yet you are not interested in exercising or dieting. In fact, liposuction is suited for individuals who are 30 percent within their ideal body weight. The truth is, liposuction is merely a contouring procedure. Although it removes excess fat in the body, this is only done in order to achieve the body shape you desire.
Liposuction gets rid of cellulite.
Cellulite, which is the bumpy, uneven fat found right below the skin surface, can look unappealing even if it rarely poses any health concerns. Cellulite cannot be removed through liposuction, but can only be minimized and less visible.
Liposuction is not for men.
Although it may seem that this procedure is only common in women, liposuction has long been entertained by men as well. However, the procedure may differ for both genders when it comes to the desired areas to be treated. Most women want to shape their hips and thighs, whereas men like to target the stomach and the area below the chin.
The effects of liposuction are permanent.
Since the surgery will not get rid of every extra fat in your body, you have to take part in making the effects of liposuction last longer. If you take proper dieting and exercise for granted, there is a big chance you will gain weight, negating the results of liposuction. Liposuction may seem complex, but it is actually a simple procedure. To know more about liposuction, request an appointment with Dr. Wallach by calling 212-861-6400. You can also choose to fill out this online contact form. We look forward to hearing from you!