When you diet and exercise, only to still struggle with body fat you just can’t seem to shake off, it can feel incredibly frustrating. You may find fat deposits in areas such as your thighs, neck, arms, buttocks or abdomen are preventing you from reaching your fitness goals. Or, perhaps you have worked hard to reach your target weight, but still feel like parts of your body look disproportionate due to obstinate fat. Fortunately, a technique called liposuction surgery can help remove stubborn body fat and provide you with firmer body contours.
How Does Liposuction Work?
When you get liposuction, a qualified cosmetic surgeon such as Dr. Michael Kulick will make small, discreet incisions in the treatment area, then use a small tube called a cannula to remove subcutaneous fat with suction. Dr. Kulick uses an ultrasound technology called LipoSelection to liquefy fat before removing it, which provides smoother results that will continue to improve as patients heal.
Though the recovery time after a liposuction procedure varies depending on factors such as the amount of fat the doctor removes, the number of areas treated, a patient’s pre-surgical health and ability to follow post-operative instructions, most liposuction patients can resume their normal daily activities within a week or two after the surgery. Strenuous exercise should be avoided until your doctor approves such activity.
Here are the top five reasons to get liposuction surgery.
1 It’s safe and efficient
Since liposuction first rose in popularity in the early ‘80s, * cosmetic surgeons have performed the procedure thousands of times, honing their skills and perfecting their techniques. In fact, among the almost 2 million cosmetic surgeries performed in the U.S. in 2017, liposuction was the second most popular, ** according to data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Liposuction provides more reliable and predictable results than noninvasive treatments, and when you choose an experienced and board-certified plastic surgeon to perform your surgery, your outcomes will be as safe and successful as with any other surgical procedure.
2 Liposuction provides targeted fat removal
Even if you are at or near your ideal body weight, you may remain unhappy with your figure. For instance, you may carry disproportionate deposits of body fat on your belly. Because spot toning doesn’t work, *** you won’t be able to shed this fat no matter how many core exercises you try. Liposuction surgery can help you achieve the slimmer, more toned figure you desire by permanently removing fat cells from specific areas of your body.
3 You’ll have improved self-esteem.
You’ve been working out and eating a healthy diet for years, but you’re still embarrassed to change clothes at your gym or reveal too much skin at the beach. You may avoid looking too closely at your body in the mirror because you feel like there’s nothing you can do to get the shape you’ve worked hard to achieve. If you find yourself nodding in agreement, you may very well be an excellent candidate for liposuction. Though liposuction surgery is not a weight-loss procedure, it is an unparalleled technique for removing stubborn body fat from targeted “trouble spots” and allowing you to wear the clothes you’ve always wanted without feeling ashamed of your physique.
4 It reshapes areas of your body
Weight fluctuations, aging and pregnancy all create changes in our bodies, many of which are undesirable. When you have pockets of fat that you can’t get rid of, no matter what you’ve tried, liposuction is a tried-and-true procedure for helping you attain that toned figure you’ve been striving for in the gym. Rather than being an “easy way out” for a patient who is severely overweight, liposuction is designed as a solution for people who are already within a healthy weight range, but who are tired of fighting an uphill battle against stubborn body fat that doesn’t respond to diet and exercise.
5 You can combine liposuction with other treatments for even better results
If you choose, you can get liposuction in conjunction with other surgical procedures, such as a tummy tuck, to see even more dramatic improvement. The tummy tuck is an ideal surgery for removing excess skin and tightening lax abdominal muscles, which are often the result of one or more pregnancies. People who opt to get liposuction as an add-on to another surgery will only have to undergo one recovery process, as opposed to getting procedures at different times and having to deal with separate healing periods for each surgery.
Schedule your Liposuction Consultation With Dr. Kulick
If these reasons to get liposuction have made you feel ready to talk with a board-certified cosmetic surgeon about your liposuction options, contact Dr. Kulick’s San Francisco office today with this convenient online form. As a skilled surgeon with a deft touch and finely tuned attention to detail, Dr. Kulick has more than two decades in practice and has helped many patients become more satisfied with their bodies with his liposuction technique.
* Source: news-medical.net
** Source: plasticsurgery.org, March 2017
*** Source: yalescientific.org, April 2011