Liposuction has been around in one form or another for nearly a century, with modern forms originating in the 1970s. Though it has been widely practiced for years, liposuction is still an often-misunderstood treatment. Because of that, we’ve put together a list of the top 10 myths regarding liposuction to help you understand a little more about it. Contact us if you have any additional questions about liposuction. We’re happy to address your concerns!
1. Myth: Liposuction is only intended for women.
Debunked: Historically, women have been more likely to turn to plastic surgery to fix their problem areas than men. However, liposuction was designed for men just as much as it was designed for women. If you’re unhappy with excess fat on your body, it doesn’t matter what sex you are; liposuction doesn’t discriminate.
2. Myth: Liposuction is a great tool for weight loss.
Debunked: Liposuction is a treatment that eliminates excess fat cells. It’s not designed for weight loss. Furthermore, it is not a substitute for a healthy lifestyle. Even after getting liposuction, you’ll still need to eat healthy and exercise regularly in order to keep your new figure.
3. Myth: Liposuction is only for small areas of the body.
Debunked: You may have heard that liposuction is only for your arms or love handles. That isn’t the case. Liposuction—especially newer, gentler forms like Aqualipo—can be performed on almost any part of your body that has excess fat. That being said, if you want to have liposuction on many different parts of your body, your doctor can advise you on how much fat can safely be removed in one session. You may have to spread out your treatments over a period of time.
4. Myth: You’ll gain the weight back no matter what.
Debunked: Some skeptics claim that you’ll just gain back the fat and weight after having liposuction, but this isn’t true. Liposuction physically removes your fat cells, and having fewer fat cells means it will be more difficult for you to gain weight—as long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle afterward.
5. Myth: Liposuction will get rid of your cellulite.
Debunked: Liposuction can make you appear slimmer and more toned, but it won’t affect the texture of your skin. There are other treatments designed to help lessen the appearance of cellulite, such as Cellulaze, but liposuction does not address it.
6. Myth: Liposuction is extremely painful.
Debunked: In its earlier forms, liposuction was an aggressive treatment that could result in a lot of bleeding and discomfort after the procedure. Today, modern technology and techniques make liposuction a gentler, less-invasive, and much-less-painful procedure.
7. Myth: Liposuction is an expensive treatment.
Debunked: Liposuction can vary in price depending on the treatment area and the method used. Aqualipo liposuction is performed without the use of general anesthesia and is a much faster procedure than other methods, making it much more affordable than you’d think! Plus many doctors offer financing options to help you pay for your treatment.