Clearing Up Myths About Liposuction and Weight Loss

Boy checking his weight on weight scale As a surgical procedure, liposuction helps to quickly remove excess body fat from targeted areas where it can develop and cause unsightly weight gain. The procedure has been used for decades, and it does produce significantly noticeable results. However, there are also a lot of rumors about liposuction that end up being repeatedly cleared up when patients receive their first evaluation for possible treatment. 

Fat Does not Ignore Areas of Treatment

While liposuction will remove targeted fat, it won’t stop the body from producing more and replacing what was removed. Diet, exercise, and nutrition are key factors in fat reduction. Liposuction is used for those who have had trouble losing fat after dieting and exercise.

Laser Liposuction Isn’t Technically Better

There are different ways liposuction can be applied today. Some work better than others, depending on the patient. The results are a combination of the surgeon’s skill, the condition of the patient, the application, and how the body reacts to the treatment. Some combinations work better than others on a case-by-case basis. 

Liposuction Doesn’t Mean You Can Stop Managing Your Wright

Liposuction doesn’t somehow make it impossible to gain weight again. It only removes the targeted fat that was present. The remaining fat cells can grow in size and replace what was removed. 

Skin Sagging Does Occur and Won’t Disappear with Liposuction

Skin reaction to the loss of fat is case by case. In some respects, skin has an elastic nature and will retract. However, where there is severe excess fat, excess skill will stay present and take time to recover. Every patient is different. Thankfully, liposuction and skin removal are treatments that can be done at the same time. This procedure is called a tummy tuck.

Are You Ready To Say Goodbye To Stubborn Fat?

If you’re ready to discuss liposuction as a possible procedure for you be sure to talk to a qualified plastic surgeon. To find out more real facts about liposuction and your specific needs, set up an appointment consultation with Edwin Austin, MD, at Oregon Plastic Surgeons. You can connect with us through our online form or call us at 503-561-7000.

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