For most of recent history, people have opted for surgical liposuctions to contour or shape their bodies and remove fat from awkward parts of their bodies such as their arms, waists, stomachs, or hips. Surgical liposuction procedures have been amazingly effective, helping thousands of people battle their body-confidence and health issues. However, the minor risks that come with these invasive surgeries often discourage people from getting surgical liposuctions.
For such people, there are new non-invasive treatments. These treatments take longer to materialize but have the same effects that surgical liposuctions provide. For instance, some surgeons inject agents into the patient’s body that freezes their fat cells. These fat cells remain underneath their demises and, over time, are eliminated via natural waste-processing procedures. There are minimal downtime and zero risks to healthy tissues in these processes. One called ‘Cool-Sculpting’ guarantees these results. Depending on your budget and what your physician tells you, you can opt for these newer methods over traditional liposuction. But, before getting these fat-reducing treatments, you must know their clear purposes and intentions.
Liposuction – What’s the Purpose?
The purpose of surgical or non-surgical liposuction procedures isn’t to instantly fix your weight loss or obesity issues. Neither do these procedures eliminate stretch marks. The most efficient liposuction procedures will only cause your body to lose five pounds at most.
The real purpose of liposuction procedures is to correct, reform, and carve those distressing spots that stay fat and droopy no matter how much you exercise. The medical term for these awkward and seemingly incurable parts is ‘stubborn fat.’ Found commonly in arms, hips, necks, buttocks, thighs, faces, necks, backs, waists, and legs, these excessively fat clusters can be eliminated by liposuction. The result is smoother and shapelier skin.
Liposuction vs. Tummy Tucks
‘Tummy tucks versus liposuction’ – this age-old debate is pointless as both are completely different medical procedures. As stated above, liposuction removes localized fatty tissues or ‘bulges.’ It’s far less invasive than tummy tucks, which involve the use of anesthetics, scarring, and very long recovery periods. Plus, tummy tucks, as the name suggests, are purely for toning down the abdominal regions of the body, whereas liposuction can be carried out in many places. However, neither invasive nor non-invasive liposuction procedures will eliminate extra skin cells, stretch marks, or the loose abdominal muscles in your body. For instance, a woman who has lost weight after pregnancy will have loose abdominal muscles, stretch marks, and extra skin cells. Liposuction won’t address these issues.
Tummy tucks (medical term – abdominoplasties) are perfect for addressing such issues. Surgeons cut the patient’s lower abdomen skin to eliminate excess skin and stiffen floppy muscles. Any residual skin is then re-swathed over the stomach area, which leaves the patient with a tight ‘tummy.’ In simple terms, go for tummy tucks if you have loose skin or overextended muscle tissues (not fat cells) in your ‘tummy’ area. If you have too many pestering fat cells in your arms, legs, necks, buttocks, thighs, faces, necks, backs, or waists, go for liposuction.
Get liposuction and Tummy Tucks Simultaneously?
If the two types of problems outlined above apply to you, getting liposuction along with a tummy tuck can help in many ways –
• The surgeon will be able to address both the fat cells that don’t respond to exercise (found in any area of your body) and the loose skin or loose muscle tissues around your abdominal area at the same time.
• Patients only have to book one surgery.
• There’s just one recovery period.
• Patients are less likely to suffer from post-surgical energy drain after going through both processes at once.
• Patients get to make the most of their body transformations.
Patients who suffer from both excess fat and loose skin issues should consider undergoing both of these procedures simultaneously.
What Do I Need to Be to Get a Liposuction?
There is no “fixed-size” for people looking to get liposuctions. Instead of size or weight, people need to consider their body compositions and the proportion of fat, muscle, and skin in their bodies. The myth that all obese people can benefit from liposuction stems from this belief that there’s an ‘ideal body weight’ to get such contour improvements. Even people who have ‘healthy’ sizes can benefit from removing the isolated pockets of fat in their bodies.
Should You Liposuction Your Arms?
As people get older, their arms, particularly the skin in their underarms, start getting droopy. This droopy skin makes their underarms look disproportionately fat. No amount of exercise or dieting truly gets rid of this arm fat. Liposuction can help eliminate such droopy looking skin by removing the excess fat cells stored in the. Arm liposuction is very common and helps thousands of people feel more self-confident. People aiming to get narrow and proportionate arms should consider getting either invasive or non-invasive liposuction.
When to Get Tummy Tucks Instead of Liposuctions?
People aiming to completely overhaul the abdominal regions of their bodies should get tummy tucks and not liposuctions for more efficient and long-lasting results. Tummy tucks help people get their midsection in shape, whereas liposuction is ideal for people whose bodies have deposits of fat in odd places like their waistlines, arms, legs, etc.
Lose Weight Before Liposuction – Good Idea or Bad?
People planning to shed some pounds before getting liposuction must do so in the healthiest manner. Avoid fad diets and exercise. However, if you’re already in decent shape before your liposuction procedure, avoid losing weight. Or else, the journey from having a stable weight to having an uncharacteristically low weight in a short time can negatively affect the results of your liposuction procedure.
Getting a Liposuction – Key Details to Remember
• Liposuction isn’t a procedure to lose weight; it’s for correcting the shape of certain body parts.
• Anticipate some degree of pain after getting the surgery. Nothing serious.
• Your surgeon may use general or regional anesthesia.
• Liposuction works well for people suffering from edemas.
• You can ask your plastic surgeon to transplant the fat he/she removes from one part of your body to another.
• Exercise after getting liposuction.
• Choose a qualified liposuction surgeon who can pick the most suitable liposuction tools.
• If you have a healthy weight, you’re likelier to get better results.