Three things you probably didn’t know about liposuction
Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures on the market,
Even though the procedure is so popular there are several facts about liposuction you probably didn’t know. Read on below to find out what they are!
The Liposuction procedure helps people who are trying to lose weight with a quick, effective solution to their goals, giving the body a slimmer, more toned appearance using a process of ‘sucking’ fat from the body, usually from areas including the neck, chin, backs of the upper arms, stomach, buttocks and thighs.
Both plastic surgeons and dermatologists perform liposuction
Your procedure is likely to be carried out by either a plastic surgeon or a dermatologist. The plastic surgeon will specialise in aesthetic and reconstructive surgeries, whilst the dermatologist will treat any skin conditions you may have prior to or post surgery.
It isn’t for obese people
There’s a common misconception that a liposuction procedure is only suitable for people who are severely overweight or obese, but this isn’t the case. The treatment does focus on fat removal, but it isn’t a treatment for obesity or weight loss. The best results from liposuction are usually achieved by people who are around 30% of their ideal body weight. The procedure will remove fat which has not responded to improved diet or exercise – but to maintain the results, these areas must be focused on post surgery. Fat that doesn’t respond to regular exercise or a healthy diet is likely to be more genetically based than as a result of your lifestyle.
Lasers are used to help break down fat
Newer methods of liposuction include the use of ultrasound or lasers which help to liquefy the fat stored in the body, making it easier to break down and remove. These techniques also help to minimise bruising and swelling caused by the treatment and can also help to speed up recovery. By using lasers during liposuction, it can also increase the amount of areas of built up fat that can be treated during a single session.
If you’re interested in undergoing a liposuction procedure and want more information, contact Belvedere Clinic today on 0208 311 4464 or click here (http://www.belvedereclinic.co.uk) to book a free consultation.