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Beware: 4 Common Liposuction Myths

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Ever popular, at Cosmetic Surgery Center, liposuction is one of the most commonly requested procedures. Working to thin and sculpt the body—liposuction targets hard to treat pockets of fatty tissues. As a more popular procedure, rumors swirl and are many liposuction misconceptions abound. To help better—and correctly—educate you, we have put together a list of 4 commonly believed myths.

What Not to Believe

Myth: Obese patients make for ideal liposuction candidates.

On the contrary, liposuction is best for those close to their ideal weight. Treating specific and troublesome areas, liposuction does not aid with overall weight loss. Similarly, liposuction best targets areas that have proven themselves to be resistant to diet and exercise. The best candidate is then someone who is in moderately good shape and is looking to rid their body of localized fatty deposits.

Myth: The more fat removed, the better.

Although liposuction does have the versatility to treat larger pockets of fat, this myth is easily debunked by the fact that liposuction is meant to target smaller areas of concentrated fat. Individual treatment areas include the:

·         Chin, Neck, & Face

·         Upper Arms

·         Abdomen & Stomach

·         Hips, Buttocks, & Thighs

On average, the maximum amount of fat removed is five liters—the equivalent of eleven pounds. The risk of complication increases in relation to the amount of that is fat removed.

Myth: Men do not get liposuction.

In 2014, the number of men who underwent liposuction increased by 3% to over 210,000—making liposuction the fourth most popular male cosmetic procedure. Whereas women tend to want fat removed from their thighs and hips, men more commonly focus on the abdominal area. Many men also find it advantageous to reduce the size of their chest by receiving liposuction near the breast area.

Myth: Liposuction eliminates the need for a healthy lifestyle.

This couldn’t be farther from the truth. Instead, liposuction needs to be a part of your healthy lifestyle. Although fat cells are removed giving you a slimmer figure—for the results to last, you must embrace a balanced diet and partake in moderate exercise.

Liposuction at Cosmetic Surgery Center

If you find yourself struggling with stubborn pockets of fat, liposuction may greatly benefit you and your body. Highly skilled, Dr. Benien can give you the sculpted and contoured figure you have always wanted. Do you have more questions? We would love to answer them for you. Please, contact us at Cosmetic Surgery Center today.
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