When you have decided to lose weight and get into shape, it is not simply enough to eat less and hope for the best. To lose weight effectively, your diet should be combined with a sensible exercise regime; however, you may still look out of shape however hard you try.
Fatty deposits are hard to shift, and when you have been left with saggy skin you may think all your efforts have been in vain. Liposuction could be the answer to your worries and tears, working effectively to remove fat from the body in the places where you just can’t seem to shift it.
Liposuction is not an alternative to exercise and diet, but it can help you lose fat, and it can help you feel good about yourself too. As a form of cosmetic surgery, it must be understood that opting for liposuction is not a decision you will make over night; it can also be costly.
Fat is removed from the body through liposuction, favorite areas being the belly, buttocks, back, thighs, back of the arms, and the sides. Although the procedure may be fairly quick, it is a surgical procedure and you should never go ahead unless you are sure you want to and are aware of the possible risks.
Liposuction works by inserting a cannula (tube) into the areas of the body that contain excess fat, and sucking the fat away with a suction device that could quite easily be compared to a household vacuum cleaner.
In order for the process to run smoothly, liquid is often injected into the areas where the excess fat is to be found, loosening the fat cells and also providing an anaesthetic during the process. The liquid inserted will reduce internal strain and provide essential salts; but the process can still be painful even with the insertion of liquid into the fat cells.
Liposuction will remove fat from the body, but it is not a substitute to diet and exercise. Many people believe that it is a weight loss substitute for the rich or the lazy, but it is actually not that effective, and when it is not combined with a healthy diet, the fat will simply reappear in the areas where it was removed.
The most important fact to remember here is that liposuction will not remove all your unwanted fat; it is thought that only up to about 10 pounds of fat can be lost during the procedure, meaning that it is not a quick yet effective way to get skinny.
In fact, liposuction is not only relatively unsuccessful at getting rid of large amounts of fat, it is not recommended for individuals who are grossly overweight. To see if you are a suitable candidate, contact a cosmetic surgeon like Dr. Lanzer who has over 25 years experience.
Liposuction can be seen as an effective way to get rid of the extra fat that is left behind in difficult areas after diet and exercise haven’t worked; for example, after losing a lot of weight, you may be left with fat that is hard to shift from your stomach, and liposuction in this case can restore your flat stomach.
Liposuction is also not without risks, and these include pain, scarring, and lumpy and swollen skin. The more times you undergo liposuction, the more chance you will have of permanently damaging your skin, and in some cases, internal organs have been permanently damaged as a result of the procedure.