Liposuction is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that helps remove stubborn pockets of fat—including fat that may resist diet and exercise. Also known as lipoplasty, liposuction reduces excess fat and enhances your body contours so you can look slimmer and more toned, and feel far more confident and attractive. Unlike older surgical fat removal systems, today’s liposuction systems can effectively remove unwanted body fat without damaging surrounding tissue.
Here’s a closer look at the benefits of liposuction for fat removal, and how to find out whether this cosmetic surgical procedure is right for you.
The biggest perk to having liposuction is the ability to achieve fat reduction in areas that may be difficult to improve with diet and exercise alone. However, there are countless other benefits to liposuction, such as the ability to resolve certain health conditions that may be affecting your quality of life.
Liposuction helps you achieve a more aesthetically pleasing silhouette by reducing fat that is prominent in areas affecting your proportions and contour. For instance, if you have stubborn pockets of fat on your hips, preventing your figure from looking trim and fit in jeans, liposuction can help you achieve the more svelte silhouette you desire without unsightly bulging.
Some people have stubborn pockets of fat that won’t go away despite doing intense workouts regularly and performing exercises that specifically target those areas. Liposuction can reduce those sections of unwanted body fat so you can stop obsessively performing certain workout moves that aren’t helping you achieve your aesthetic goals.
After experiencing fat reduction with liposuction, you can maintain and prolong the results of your cosmetic procedure by practicing lifestyle behaviors that support a healthy weight. Getting plenty of quality sleep, exercising regularly, and eating nutritious whole foods such as fruits and vegetables are some examples of behaviors that can help you achieve long-lasting results from liposuction.
Liposuction is not a weight-loss treatment; however, some patients may lose up to 10 pounds after their procedures due to excess fat removal. Liposuction may also lead to indirect weight loss, as the pleasing results of your procedure can help you feel more confident, energetic, and active.
Though liposuction is a cosmetic procedure generally used to enhance your appearance, some people use this procedure to improve and resolve certain health conditions. Gynecomastia (breast growth in men), lipomas (benign fatty tumors), lymphedema (swelling in the arms and legs), and loose, excess skin after weight-loss surgery are some of the many health conditions that can be improved with liposuction.
Dealing with pockets of fat that just won’t go away with exercise and diet can be extremely frustrating, as can struggling with finding clothes that fit comfortably and enhance your silhouette and appearance. Liposuction can enhance body contours and reduce unwanted fat to boost your self-esteem and confidence and allow you to feel like the best version of yourself.
Any cosmetic surgical procedure—including liposuction—comes with the risk of potential side effects and complications. However, our practice uses VASER liposuction systems that carry fewer risks than most older liposuction systems, due to the way VASER liposuction targets excess fat more precisely and protects surrounding tissue from unnecessary damage.
Potential risks associated with VASER liposuction include:
Complications from VASER liposuction are rare, and can be effectively prevented by practicing proper aftercare. If you are concerned about experiencing complications related to liposuction, our team can address your concerns during a free consultation and discuss potential risks based on your unique health status. If you are concerned about scarring, we offer skin resurfacing and rejuvenation to minimize the appearance of scarring that may result from liposuction.
Cosmetique Aesthetics in Culver City, Calif., offers VASER liposuction and other body contouring services that can help you achieve a slimmer, more proportionate silhouette. Contact us today and schedule a free consultation to learn more about whether you’re an ideal candidate for our liposuction fat removal procedures.