Many people have put on some “pandemic pounds” and liposuction can be a great tool to help you get a kick-start on fat reduction or tackle stubborn spots that don’t budge with diet and exercise alone. Spectrum Plastic Surgery offers liposuction on virtually every part of the body and even the face to help you achieve the aesthetic you want. Liposuction is also the only way to immediately and permanently remove fat from the body. Diet and exercise can reduce the size of fat cells, or adipocytes, but you can’t target fat the old-fashioned way.
Everyone is born with a unique number of fat cells and distribution. When you “lose weight” with diet or exercise, you’re not actually losing fat cells. Instead, fat cells are shrinking in size and can certainly grow again. However, liposuction actually removes fat cells and these adipocytes can never regenerate. You can still gain weight, but it will be much more difficult to gain “weight” in the liposuctioned areas since there are no fat cells. Instead, significant future weight gain would need to occur to cause nearby fat cells to expand to such a degree that makes it seem as if the liposuctioned area is gaining weight.
In other words, liposuction is not a replacement for a good diet and regular activity. Instead, it’s a tool for contouring the body, busting through workout plateaus, and sculpting specific areas that are resistant to other non-surgical forms of fat reduction.
Why Liposuction is Better than Non-Surgical “Fat Loss”
In recent years CoolSculpting has taken the aesthetic world by storm. It and its counterparts work by “freezing” away fat (some systems also heat away fat). When fat is frozen or heated away, it should also be gone for good. However, there are no non-surgical fat reduction treatments that are immediate. CoolSculpting results can take several sessions and many months to be appreciated. Even more frustrating, the provider is not in total control of how much fat will “die.” Liposuction allows your surgeon complete control over the amount of fat removed and where it happens.
Liposuction results are also immediate after swelling subsides. Even if you have swelling (not all patients experience significant swelling), you will still be able to see some incredible results right after the surgery. Plus, liposuction as a surgery is relatively minor. Incisions are tiny and often heal so that they are nearly invisible to the naked eye. The liposuction cannula (tube) is not very big, so the recovery period from the incisions is fairly brief. Recovering from swelling and bruising is also quite quick.
Why Get Liposuction Now?
Summer has arrived and with it the need to pull out shorts, tank tops, and swim suits. For many people this will be their first summer in two years that they have been able to safely vacation and see friends and family. You want to look your best and you don’t want to give away the fact that staying safe and sound at home for over a year has made you pack on some extra weight. Gyms are reopening, but it takes time to see results with traditional workouts. Liposuction can give you the boost you need to look and feel your best now without having to wait.
Liposuction has always been one of the most popular treatments at Spectrum Plastic Surgery. It can be used as a standalone procedure or paired with other surgeries like a tummy tuck or breast lift. Those interested in a “mommy makeover” often opt for liposuction because pregnancy can often cause stubborn pockets of fat.
Benefits of Liposuction
This summer, reclaim your self-esteem and show off a body you love. Most patients return to work after liposuction in just a few days. However, your recovery period may vary based on how many areas are treated and how much fat is removed. You can find out during a consultation what to expect with your recovery—and what your results will look like. Working with a surgeon you trust, who is board-certified, and whose before and after gallery impresses you is critical to loving your procedure.
Take advantage of the only procedure that removes fat permanently and immediately before your summer plans kick off. Liposuction can be performed on the stomach, thighs, arms, back, and even under the chin. Contact Spectrum Plastic Surgery today to schedule your consultation.