So True, So False: The Low Down on Liposuction

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If it seems like no matter how many sit-ups you do or how many kale smoothies you drink, you still can’t get rid of unwanted belly-fat, it might be time to hand over the towel to a professional and consider having liposuction. However, with so many rumors surrounding liposuction, it can be hard to make an informed decision. Read on to learn more.   Liposuction is for Obese People False. Many people think that liposuction is a weight loss surgery like the lap band that will help those who deal with chronic obesity lose hundreds of pounds. However, unlike most people’s supposed knowledge regarding liposuction, it’s actually for those individuals who would like to target a certain part of their body that specifically has a hard time dissolving fat such as the abdominal area, upper legs and thighs, and arm area.   Liposuction Doesn’t Last False. Some rumors point to the fact that liposuction doesn’t last. However, the real problem is when individuals who undergo this type of procedure don’t keep up with the maintenance of it–meaning that they indulge in sweets and sit on the couch all day long. As long as the patient continues to live a healthy lifestyle enriched with wholesome foods and exercise, the results will last.   Liposuction Sucks Out the Fat with a Vacuum True. Although images of a household vacuum might come to mind, liposuction does involve the surgeon using a vacuum like device to suction up the fat after it has been scraped off with a medical device–that way, your body is immediately able to rid itself of unwanted fat without having to get rid of it elsewhere.   Liposuction is Non-invasive False. Liposuction is a fairly intense surgery that requires lengthy downtime in order to recover–so don’t plan on going shopping for new clothes the next day. During the liposuction procedure you will be under anesthesia for multiple hours and multiple incisions, although small, will be made around the targeted site.   To learn more about liposuction or to schedule your appointment today, contact our office.

Steven Wallach MD

Steven Wallach MD

Dr. Wallach is a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City who specializes in performing cosmetic procedures of the face, breast and body. As one of the cutting edge experts in the field, Dr. Wallach consults on a regular basis with people in the beauty, media, and publishing worlds.

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