If diet and exercise aren’t enough to remove unwanted body fat from troublesome areas, liposuction can seem like the ideal solution. Although it may appear to be the perfect treatment to get the results you want, many patients aren’t realistic about the goals they hope to achieve with lipo. There are many myths surrounding the surgery, which can cause confusion when it comes to the limitations of the procedure. Here are the facts you need to ensure it’s the right treatment for you.
Myth 1: It tightens loose, sagging skin.
Unfortunately, liposuction will not improve the elasticity of your skin. If you have loose, sagging skin before liposuction, it will not go away after the surgery. Depending on the amount of fat that’s removed, liposuction can make loose skin worse.
Myth 2: Resolves stretch marks.
Stretch marks occur when the layer of skin under the epidermis is pulled until there is damage. In fact, stretch marks are scars, so liposuction will not make them go away. While they can fade over time, they will never fully dissipate.
Myth 3: Eliminate cellulite.
Cellulite results from fat pushing against the skin or fibers pull the skin down. Liposuction can help reduce the visibility of cellulite caused by fat pushing the skin out; however, it cannot resolve dimpling caused by the fibers being pulled down. If you have loose skin, liposuction can even make it more noticeable.
Myth 4: You’ll lose weight.
Liposuction is not a weight-loss treatment. As a result, you shouldn’t expect it to drastically decrease the number you see on the scale. Only small amounts of fat are removed from troublesome areas like the love handles. Overall, it’s used to change your shape, but it will not do much for your weight.
Myth 5: It’s a substitute for exercise.
Liposuction works best when it’s combined with a healthy diet and regular exercise. It’s meant to complement a healthy lifestyle. If you don’t consume a balanced diet or stay active, you will not maintain the result you achieved from lipo.
Enjoy an Alternative to Liposuction
Now, many patients are turning to an alternative to liposuction with SmartLipo. The laser-assisted procedure is a less invasive option to treat multiple areas on the same day to achieve the results you want. As with traditional liposuction, SmartLipo is not a weight loss procedure. It is not meant for those who are obese. If you’re a candidate for the treatment, you will enjoy a significant improvement in your appearance in as little as one day.
If diet and exercise haven’t given you the results you wanted, it’s time to see if SmartLipo is right for you.
About Dr. Connie Casad
Dr. Connie Casad is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology, but she is also qualified to provide many cosmetic treatments, including SmartLipo. She helps her patients look and feel their best using the latest innovations. If you’re ready to remove unwanted body fat, Dr. Casad can help. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation for SmartLipo.