3 Little Lies You May Have Heard About Liposuction

Posted on: 26 March 2018

Many people use diet and exercise to try and achieve the perfect body. Unfortunately, genetics can act as a barrier against achieving your desired physique if you have stubborn fat deposits in places where you want to be lean and toned. Liposuction can be a great procedure for people who want to sculpt their bodies and refine their features.

For years, many myths have been circulating regarding liposuction. Here's the truth about three little lies you may have heard regarding liposuction procedures.

1. Recovering from liposuction is painful.

If you have been avoiding liposuction because you are afraid of the pain you will feel during recovery, it's important to learn that liposuction isn't all that painful. Surgeons today often rely on tumescent liposuction to give their patients results. This type of liposuction utilizes a local anesthesia rather than a general anesthesia. The local anesthesia stays in your system longer, so the first few days after surgery are bearable. Most patients describe their pain during recovery as being the equivalent of the discomfort caused by sore muscles after a hard workout.

2. Gaining weight after liposuction will result in fat deposits in strange places.

Fluctuating weight is a concern for anyone considering liposuction. If you have been putting off surgery because you are afraid you will see fat deposits forming in strange areas of the body if you gain weight after liposuction, it's time to put those fears to rest. Liposuction removes fat cells from the body, and the likelihood of gaining a significant amount of fat in an area treated by liposuction is slim. However, a study conducted by a plastic surgeon and published in an academic journal reveals that fat gain is distributed evenly throughout the body after liposuction. You don't need to worry about becoming misshapen if you put on a few pounds after your procedure.

3. Liposuction will lead to sagging skin.

Nobody wants to have skin that sags or appears loose. Many patients considering liposuction have heard that their skin will sag after surgery because the fat cells supporting the skin have been removed. This simply isn't true. The skin is a dynamic organ with the incredible ability to adapt to changing circumstances. The elasticity of your skin allows skin in the areas that have been treated with liposuction to contract and tighten in response to the loss of fat. Significant sagging or loose skin shouldn't be a problem after a basic liposuction surgery.