4 things you need to know about liposuction
Liposuction is a popular cosmetic procedure that targets areas of the body such as the tummy, buttocks, and thighs.
Sometimes we just need a little help to sculpt and shape the body, particularly after losing weight or following a pregnancy. If you choose to have liposuction and lead a healthy lifestyle, then the results can be amazing, both for your body and self esteem. Below we explore four things that you need to know about liposuction.
Liposuction will not help you lose weight
One common myth surrounding liposuction is that it can be used to help you lose weight. Sadly, this is not true. During the procedure only a small amount of body weight is actually lost. Liposuction targets those stubborn areas of the body where you find it difficult to remove fat. It can also help to target areas such as the waist. Liposuction should be used in conjunction with healthy eating and exercise, not to solely help you lose weight. It should also be noted that individuals with a BMI over 30 are not suitable for liposuction.
Not just for the tummy
Many people believe that liposuction is only performed on the tummy and waist areas, but this simply isn’t true. It can be used on most parts of the body, where there are unwanted fat deposits. Liposuction can be carried out on the chin and even knees. Every individual is different, and a consultation would be needed before commencement of treatment.
The non-surgical liposuction option
Today, many cosmetic surgeons offer a non-surgical procedure, known as Vaser liposuction. Unlike traditional liposuction that uses small surgical incisions, vaser liposuction uses ultrasound techniques, instead of puncturing the skin, that can target those unwanted fat cells. This is a good option when invasive surgery is not recommended for medical reasons.
Many individuals are concerned about the appearance of their skin following liposuction, in that they may be left with lots of visible scars. The good news is that liposuction produces minimal and fine scars. Another good piece of news is that these scars will fade within two to three months.
To find out more about having liposuction performed by Belvedere, then please do get in touch with us today. The Belvedere also offer the latest in Liposuction procedures the Micro Power Assisted Liposuction(PAL) find out more on our website