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Does Liposuction Really Work And What Does It Involve?

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What can be easier than having the fat effortlessly removed from your body? Surely liposuction is the easiest way to lose weight without any real effort? If only life and achieving permanent weight loss was that simple.

What Exactly Is Liposuction?

Liposuction (or lipoplasty) is a cosmetic procedure that uses suction to remove fat from the body. A Tube is inserted into the body (a small vacuum probe called a cannula) to remove the fat .. Liposuction is not really classed as weight loss surgery and should not be viewed or used as a treatment for obesity. Liposuction can reshape the contours of your body and is normally targeted at stubborn areas of excess fat which have not responded to diet or exercise. Liposuction is not a solution to weight loss or a substitute for exercise and a healthy diet.

Am I Suitable For Liposuction?

People with a stable weight (within 25% of their ideal weight) are good candidates for liposuction, but you should not be considering it as a viable option if you are morbidly obese. One big benefit of liposuction is that it can target specific areas and pockets of fat on your body that are proving hard to shift, even with regular exercise and a good diet. Liposuction will enhance appearance and body shape, if that is really important to you, then it may be worth considering.

Liposuction is normally used to remove deposits of fat from the following problematic areas:

  • Abdomen
  • Buttocks
  • Thighs
  • Hips
  • Chin
  • Chest
  • Flanks (love handles)

Liposuction should only really be considered if you have not achieved the desired results through a lifestyle change. There is no better way to improve your health and appearance than through a sensible well balanced diet, regular exercise and a decent amount of quality sleep each night. If the odd bit of fat on your body does not really bother you, then there is no need to consider liposuction.

The Right Frame Of Mind For Liposuction

Even if physically you are a suitable candidate for liposuction, you have to be mentally prepared for the surgery. You have to have realistic expectations of the results, liposuction will normally remove between 1 and 10 pounds of fat. The greater the amount of fat being removed, the higher the risk. You should not view liposuction as an easy solution to years of poor diet, over-eating and a lack of exercise. You will not lose 40 pounds through a liposuction procedure. Remember that there are no physical health benefits to liposuction, it comes down to your personal priority, attitude and desire.

No surgery is without risks, and liposuction is no different, speak at length with your doctor before going ahead with the procedure and use a reputable surgeon. You need to be comfortable with the risks and aware of the limitations of liposuction before committing to the procedure. It goes without saying that a good diet and regular exercise is imperative following surgery to stay healthy and keep your new body shape. If you just go back to your old lifestyle, deposits of fat will soon start to appear again.

Source by Chris Waddington