26 Jul What You Need to Know About Liposuction
Liposuction is a well-known surgical procedure amongst women of all ages. For years, it was one of the most popular cosmetic procedures requested in the U.S. Liposuction, when performed by Scottsdale plastic surgeon Dr. Shaun Parson, is safe and effective at streamlining your figure by removing stubborn pockets of fat. However, there’s still a lot more you need to be aware of before undergoing the procedure.
Lipo Isn’t a Weight Loss Tool
The most important thing you need to understand about liposuction is that it’s not meant to be used as a means for losing weight. Before having liposuction, you should be close to your goal weight. Liposuction is ideal for eliminating that last bit of fat that has become resistant to diet and exercise. These deposits usually form along the flanks or outer thighs and hips. Liposuction should never be used as a “quick fix” but rather as a tool to contour localized areas of your body that have proven to be problematic.
What Liposuction Cannot Do
When electing to have liposuction, you need to be realistic when it comes to your results. It cannot take off those extra 30 or 40 pounds you put on in the past few years. Liposuction typically removes enough fat for you to see the scale drop one to 10 pounds.
Another important thing to note about liposuction is that it doesn’t treat loose and excess skin. After pregnancy or following significant weight loss, many women are left with extra skin that has lost its elasticity. Liposuction cannot get rid of the loose skin, only localized fatty deposits. This is why many patients opt to combine a tummy tuck, which eliminates loose hanging skin, with liposuction. When these procedures are performed together you are able to achieve optimum contouring results.
You Must Work to Maintain Lipo Results
Yes, the fat liposuction removes is permanently gone; however, that doesn’t mean new fat cells can’t develop in the same areas and alter your results. You must maintain a healthy and active lifestyle to maintain your liposuction results.
Contact Dr. Shaun Parson Plastic Surgery for Your Contouring Needs
Liposuction, when performed for the right reasons, can help tone and sculpt your body giving you the contoured physique you desire. If you’re considering liposuction and want to learn more about how it or another one of our contouring procedures can help you, contact Dr. Shaun Parson Plastic Surgery at (480) 282-8386 to schedule a consultation.