Plastic surgery is always a big decision. The rewards can be huge, but patients often want to feel confident that their decision to undergo a procedure like liposuction will be worth it. We can understand, especially with this surgery, why that question exists. Liposuction permanently removes fat cells, and yet there is no guarantee that a person will not ever gain weight again. So, what makes liposuction show up in the top 5 plastic surgeries every year? We’ll discuss that here.
Liposuction is intended for specific gains, which it achieves without much invasiveness or much downtime. These are two perks of the procedure. Patients return home within a few hours of their surgery and are usually ready to start getting back to their normal routine within a week or two. Aesthetically, liposuction achieves goals like:
- Removing fat from areas that are notoriously difficult to shape. Common liposuction treatment areas include the abdomen, flanks, hips, buttocks, thighs, arms, and chin.
- Improving body proportions. By sculpting one area of the body that is holding excess fat, liposuction brings more harmony to the whole body.
- Expanding clothing options. People who have excess fat in the midsection often get that frustrating muffin top somewhere along their beltline. This may prevent some from wearing certain tops or from feeling completely confident when they do.
Satisfying Results are Somewhat Up to You
If you’re entrusting your body to a plastic surgeon, how is it that your satisfaction is in your hands, too? This comes down to expectations. If you’re thinking of having liposuction, you need to know that you will not lose much weight, if any at all. Liposuction removes up to 5.000 mL of fat, which is equal to about 11 pounds of fluid and fat cells. On the scale, this may be no more than about 5 pounds lost. In the mirror, though, the results of liposuction can be outstanding.
For liposuction to achieve the best possible results, a person should be within 30% of their best weight. Your “best weight” is based on your height. A surgeon may measure your BMI, body mass index, to determine what the ideal weight range is for you. Within this ideal range, the results of liposuction are more obvious than they would be if a person were holding, say, 30 pounds of extra fat.
Do you want to know what liposuction can do for you? Call our Bloomington, IL office at (309) 664-1007 today! We’d love to meet you in person and discuss how we can help you achieve your cosmetic goals.