Liposuction - Why People Are Choosing This Procedure
Liposuction has been around for decades, and yet many who could benefit from the procedure aren't even sure what they could get out of it. It's probably one of the most misunderstood cosmetic surgery procedures. There are those who feel it does little to improve the body and there are those who think it's a fast track to being thin. In reality, it falls into neither of these categories. The best way to look at the surgery is as body contouring. It takes what you have and makes it a little better. For many, that's more than enough. Here are some of the reasons patients are choosing to have it done.
Without a doubt, diet and exercise are the primary tools in your arsenal when it comes to getting the body you want. Take in fewer calories than you need to maintain your weight and you will lose the pounds. Getting to the gym can reduce the amount of calorie cutting you need to do to achieve your goals. All that said, our bodies don't always work with us. You don't get to choose from where you lose the weight. You could be well within your ideal body weight, with rain-thin arms, torso, and legs, but still be left with a butt that's more substantial than you would like. Continuing to drop pounds may just bring your arms, torso, and legs to anorexia-levels while still leaving the butt.
This is where liposuction shines. Instead of starving yourself only to still have that pocket of stubborn fat remain, you can specifically target the problem area, something exercise infomercials have promised you could do with various products and pills for years. Of course, it was all lies. But plastic surgery comes through where snake oil salesmen let you down.
Sometimes removing fat from a problem area can make it much easier to lose weight in general. For instance, if you have excess inner thigh fat, it can make it very uncomfortable to walk, much less work out. This can keep you from realizing your goals, as many people find it very difficult to lose substantial amounts of weight without exercise. Plus, it's much more healthy to diet in conjunction with a smart workout plan. Liposuction can get you to the point where losing weight the healthy way becomes more realistic.
When compared with many plastic surgery procedures, liposuction carries with it very little downtime in many cases. If you opt for some of the newer technologies, you may not need to miss much work at all. Talk to your surgeon about these possibilities if you want the benefits of the procedure without the downtime.