Liposuction is a common plastic surgery procedure done in America. Because it’s so common, many different misconceptions have sprung up surrounding the procedure. A lot of what you hear about the procedure stems from these liposuction misconceptions. If you’re considering liposuction, know that it won’t drastically alter your appearance. Instead, know that it instead only minimally reduces the fat on your body.
Liposuction Helps You Lose Weight
One of the biggest misconceptions about liposuction is that it helps you lose weight. Most people may lose a few pounds when they get the procedure, but it’s never a significant amount of weight. Liposuction is generally done in small areas at a time where fat pockets are hard to get rid of. Because you should already be at a healthy weight when you have liposuction done, you shouldn’t lose a drastic amount of weight from the surgery.
Liposuction is Only for Women
Many people think liposuction is only for women. However, the procedure can be for men and women. In 2018, a report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons found that nearly 30,000 men had liposuction, totaling 11 percent of total procedures. While it’s a small amount of men who have liposuction done, it’s clear in the data that they are definitely having the procedure done, just not as often as women.
It’s a Dangerous Procedure
Just like any procedure you have done, there’s always a chance of something happening. However, liposuction is a relatively safe procedure. Recent advancements in surgical techniques have helped with this. However, ensure your surgeon has up-to-date certifications and that they’re a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Martin is a certified member and has been since 1996. For over 20 years, he’s helped the people of Cincinnati and all over the country. Dr. Martin is the surgeon that other surgeons go to.
It’s an Easy Way to Lose Fat
We’ve already touched on the misconception that liposuction helps in weight loss. Another leading misconception is that liposuction is an easy way to lose fat. Liposuction is designed to remove stubborn fat from a specific area of the body. The procedure takes place above the muscle and below the skin. Most people have fat under the muscle, which liposuction is not designed to target. If you’re looking to lose fat, you may need to take other steps.
It Tightens Skin and Reduces Stretch Marks
Everyone wants stretch marks reduce and their skin tighter. If that’s your goal with liposuction, it’s best to consider a different procedure. Stretch marks are technically scars, so while they may fade, they won’t fully disappear.
As with all plastic surgery procedures, liposuction misconceptions exist. These misconceptions shouldn’t stop you from getting the procedure if you want a small area treated. As long as you’re at a healthy weight for your height, you should be okay to get liposuction. If you’re considering liposuction, give our office a call to schedule your consult now.