Some times myths become stronger than the actual facts and confuse everybody. Cosmetic surgeries, especially some of the popular ones such as breast lift, tummy tuck, or Liposuction are no exception and hence it is no wonder patients seeking information about these procedures often comes across contradictory reports, facts, and information.
Personiks Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery Centre is renowned for Surgical & Non-Surgical Liposuction in Hyderabad, our surgeons dispel few myths pertaining to liposuction. Here are those:
- Myth #1 – Liposuction is an excellent weight loss tool
Perhaps it is one of the myths that take patients farther away from truth. Liposuction can be best explained as a contouring procedure that involves removal of stubbornly positioned fat which remains in spite of stringent diet and physical exercises.
Liposuction surely reduces some weight after the surgery, but if only weight loss is your main objective, your areas of target need to be balanced diet and exercise. Of course, you can always opt for a liposuction procedure after undergoing weight loss program. Again if you are obese, liposuction can render satisfactory results only if your additional body mass is not more than the 1/3rd of the desired one.
- Myth #2: After Liposuction, the results are permanent
After liposuction, the results should definitely last for long, provided you stick to the basics of proper dieting and indulge in physical exercises or activities. It should be clearly borne in the mind that this procedure removes only part of the fat beneath the skin (not the fat inside abdomen) to achieve contoured body and hence not every fat cell of your body is removed. So if you start opting for unhealthy food, the results of the procedure can get easily negated.
- Myth #3 – It is a painless surgery
No way, as this is not a minimal invasive procedure. Ofcourse the pain caused due to liposuction is not life crippling but for the first couple of days after the surgery, mild soreness can cause discomfort. Immediately after the surgery, only moderate pain persists and any sort of unbearable pain needs to be communicated to the surgeon. And once the pain gets subsided in few days, patients can always resume their normal activities and duties.
- Myth #4 – Liposuction is not for men
It is not a women only procedure and hence men can also undergo liposuction. Infact, popularity of liposuction has attained new heights that it has become one of the top cosmetic procedures performed for men. Be it for removing additional fat in abdomen, love handles, or chest, men all are also equally interested in liposuction.
- Myth #5 – Liposuction and tummy tucks are one and the same
Although liposuction and tummy tucks are erroneously interchanged in few occasions, they are different entities altogether. While liposuction takes out fat, it cannot neither remove stretch marks nor bring together abdominal muscles that have got stretched. But a tummy tuck can remove lower abdominal fat and bring together abdominal muscles. On few cases, it can also get rid of stretch marks. On several instances, cosmetic surgeons suggest both liposuction and tummy tucks together to get perfect results, especially in elderly female having extra fat deposits along with laxity of abdominal skin due to repeated pregnancies.
Now with clarity in mind about the results and possibilities of Liposuction, you can dwell upon the pros and cons and go for the procedure. If you still have any doubts lingering in your mind, you can always schedule an appointment in our centre and consult with our surgeon so as to make an informed decision. In summary, liposuction is a very rewarding and popular cosmetic surgery for the selected persons.