Liposuction is a type of cosmetic procedure. Also called lipoplasty, lipectomy, or liposculpture, this procedure breaks down body fat and sucks it out of your body. People use it to get rid of fat from their chin, abdomen, buttocks, thighs, neck, calves, arms, and other parts of their body. Cosmetic doctors use a cannula, which is a hollow instrument, to remove the fat.
The cannula uses a high-pressure vacuum to suck out fat from your body. Liposuction is quite a safe procedure. This is why it is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the United States. Each year, hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. undergo liposuction. However, you need to understand that it is not a weight-loss tool. Rather, it is a cosmetic procedure meant to produce subtle changes in your appearance.
For certain people, even a strict regimen of exercise and diet is not enough to get their bodies to an ideal weight. Sometimes, even the ideal weight will not give you the type of body shape you want. This is because stubborn pockets of fat tend to make it difficult to achieve the body shape most people desire. Fortunately, liposuction is a great way to get rid of stubborn pockets of fat. Some of the top benefits of liposuction include:
Some people would do anything it takes to get rid of pockets of fat. Unfortunately, most of the fat-loss diets out there are simply fads. It is extremely disappointing to still deal with stubborn fat even after changing your diet and working out. It is difficult to target certain pockets of fat in the gym.
Fortunately, you can point a bull’s-eye on them on the surgeon’s table. There is one often ignored benefit of liposuction. According to cosmetic surgeons, it reveals all the hard work you put in all along in terms of working out and eating right.
When you have liposuction, you will notice an improvement in your overall health. According to one study, people with high levels of body fat cells can experience a huge reduction after having liposuction.
It is important to understand that liposuction is not a cure-all way to lose weight. It does not remove fat from all areas of your body. Rather, it targets certain areas of your body. No other surgical or workout procedure can target such areas the way liposuction does. Liposuction can also help halt fat production, reshape your figure, and stimulate collagen growth.
When it comes to body shaping or contouring, liposuction is the crème de la crème. This is because of its long-lasting and dramatic results. It is remarkably effective; however, it is not for everyone. Some people prefer non-surgical and less-invasive fat-reduction alternatives. Some of these include:
CoolSculpting, which involves super-cooling fat cells till they crystalize and burst.
Zerona, which uses laser technology to empty your fat cells.
Kybella, which fixes a double chin.
Liposonix, which uses high-intensity ultrasound to destroy fat cells.
UltraShape, which utilizes pulsed ultrasound to destroy fat.
To find out more about the benefits of liposuction and its alternatives, visit Aron Kressel, MD, at our offices in New York, New York. You can also call 212-772-6968 to book an appointment today.