Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Dr. Colville. All opinions are my own.
I’m going to discuss a topic that can be taboo. But I’m up for the challenge. I’m all about being educated in making decisions, so here is some info that just might help you out. Do people think about it… consider it… reject it… reconsider it… wonder about it… So here goes some thoughts about it. Lipo.
If you are frustrated by a slow (or in some cases it seems like nonexistent) results from the gym… lipo sometimes becomes the go-to miracle solution to get the body you want. But just because liposuction is shown by celebs as popular doesn’t mean it’s right. Be educated and smart about this major decision.
Here are a few pros and cons to help you determine whether liposuction is the right option for you — or if you’d be better served by something else. And with any medical procedure, always contact a physician or two for advice before jumping into anything.
Significant weight loss, pregnancy and childbirth, and even the effects of gravity and aging can leave
behind excess, stretched skin that creates a sagging, “deflated” appearance. Lovely. If you’re bothered by this, you’ve probably already realized that improving your diet and exercising more doesn’t feel like it has much of an effect. If this skin is a large part of your aesthetic concerns, liposuction may actually make your treated areas look worse, not better.
One of the most appealing things about liposuction is its ability to offer extraordinarily precise results that are tailored to each patient’s exact specifications. In the hands of a skilled surgeon (note: surgeon… NOT lipo done at someones house party), liposuction can remove exactly the amount of fat you want from exactly the area you want with very small scars and attractive, smooth results. Although non-surgical fat reduction options, such as CoolSculpting®, are certainly gaining popularity, they haven’t yet been refined enough to boast the same precision as surgical liposuction.
While most liposuction patients are pleasantly surprised by the relative ease of the recovery process, it’s still important to allow yourself plenty of time to rest and heal at home. If you don’t have at least a week to take off work, or you’re unable to abide by your surgeon’s guidelines after surgery (avoiding heavy lifting, for example), then you may be a better candidate for a non-surgical fat reduction procedure, such as CoolSculpting or Liposonix®. It’s important to remember that, regardless of the advancements in surgical techniques, liposuction is still surgery. According to the liposuction page of Toledo, Ohio, plastic
surgeon Dr. Craig Colville, the specifics of recuperation after liposuction are highly dependent on each patient. It’s important to get the full story from your surgeon before you make a decision.
We all know that the thighs, hips, and abdomen are popular locations for liposuction. But because so many people complain of excess fat in these areas, they’re also popular treatment areas for non-surgical fat reduction procedures, liposuction’s biggest competitors. However, when it comes to “uncommon”areas, such as the knees or ankles, liposuction may still be your best bet with minimal scarring and completely customizable results. These small areas also tend to have relatively quick recovery periods.
If you’re considering any kind of body contouring treatment, be it surgical liposuction or a non-surgical alternative, your best bet is to check in with a plastic surgery practice specializing in a range of options.
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