Common Liposuction Misconceptions

Posted on February 20, 2018 under Liposculpture, Liposuction

Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures, however, there are still a lot of misconceptions about the treatment. If you’re considering liposuction, get the facts first and help put an end to these common misconceptions!

It’s the “Easy Way Out”

Many patients make the mistake of thinking liposuction in Arkansas is an easy answer to weight loss. Liposuction can slim your figure by removing pockets of stubborn fat, but should only be considered after diet and exercise have failed to give results. You should be within your ideal weight range before considering treatment with liposuction.

It Can Treat Cellulite

Cellulite may look like pockets of fat, but it’s actually caused by connective tissue bands beneath the skin, creating bumps and dimples. Liposuction only targets pockets of fat and cannot promise an improvement to cellulite.

It Will Fix Lax Skin

Sometimes sagging is due to excess skin or tissue, not just stubborn fat. Liposuction cannot treat these issues, and if skin is lax, liposuction treatment might actually cause a deflated appearance. If you experience lax skin along with stubborn fat, you might talk with your surgeon about adding another procedure like a tummy tuck.

You Won’t Gain Weight Again

Once liposuction removes fat cells, they will not just grow back. However, you can still gain weight in other nontreated areas. The fat that would have gone to the treated area will go somewhere else, which can distort your results. The best way to maintain your results is to make sure you avoid weight gain through a healthy diet and exercise.

It’s Dangerous

Any surgical procedure comes with risks, however, liposuction has been performed and perfected for many years. When performed by an experienced, board-certified surgeon, the procedure is very safe. You can ensure a more successful liposuction process by following all of your pre-op and post-op instructions carefully.

If you want to know more about liposuction or are ready to schedule your consultation, contact our office today! We can provide you with more information or make your appointment with board-certified surgeon, Dr. Taylor.