There are times when, no matter how much you watch what you eat, and no matter how much you exercise, some of those unwanted fats just don’t seem to budge. Fortunately, when that happens, you can always rely on the magic of liposuction.
Along with breast implants, Newcastle surgeons say liposuction is one of the most common cosmetic procedures they perform. Despite its popularity, however, very few actually have a real understanding of what it is all about. For one, many people think that once you have had liposuction, you no longer have to worry about getting fat. Here are some more common misconceptions about this procedure:
1. Liposuction is only for women.
Although majority of those who undergo liposuction are women, it is something that can also be enjoyed by men. This is true, especially now that men are becoming more and more conscious about how they look. Liposuction is primarily about removing excess fat, particularly around the stomach area. So, both men and women can benefit from this procedure.
2. Liposuction is the answer to cellulite and obesity.
Understand that cellulite is different from fats. Cellulite is harder than fats, making it more complicated for liposuction to deal with. Liposuction procedures work better with soft and fatty tissues. Also, liposuction is not the be-all, end-all for dealing with obesity. After liposuction, you would still need to exercise and watch what you eat; otherwise, you would have those fats back in no time.
3. It is a painless procedure.
It might look like a simple procedure, but as with any other invasive medical procedure, it would leave you feeling sore for a couple of days. You might also experience some bruising and swelling a few days after you have had the procedure. Medical professionals, however, recommend a visit to your surgeon if the pain exists for more than a week.
To make sure you have a proper understanding of liposuction, your best move would be to visit your surgeon prior to undergoing it.