So you want to lose weight. Who doesn’t? A common misconception about liposuction is that it helps you to lose weight. In fact, liposuction is not a weight loss program. Studies have shown that liposuction has no discernible long-term or even medium-term impact on a patient’s weight. If it isn’t to lose weight, are there any reasons to get liposuction?
Over years of listening closely to our patients’ stories when they first come to see us, we have learned a lot about their goals and hopes for their bodies. Everybody is unique and has their own ideas about what their body should look like, but below we’ve grouped together the most common reasons to get liposuction.
Reason #1 to Have Liposuction: Dieting and Exercise Only Go So Far
We’re not saying there isn’t a place for dieting and exercise. They are important tools to maintain a healthy lifestyle. If you’ve gained a lot of weight, a healthy diet and regular exercise will work wonders to bring it back down. But there comes a point where diet and exercise reaches its limits. Genetics may play a role in how and where your fat is distributed. It may be nearly impossible to get rid of that belly fat that’s bothering you, no matter how healthy a lifestyle you lead. Precisely because liposuction is not recommended for weight loss, an ideal candidate already has achieved a healthy weight and just needs a little help with excess fat removal. If you haven’t already done so, adopting a healthy lifestyle of diet and exercise after liposuction will ensure the best long-term results.
Reason #2 to Undergo Liposuction: Happy With Weight But Looking for New Shape
It’s not so much that we hate all fat. We don’t even mind a little extra padding, as long as it’s in the right places. In recent years, bigger butts have become the latest trend. But thicker waists are unlikely to ever rise up in the fashion charts, we’re sorry to say, and unfortunately that is exactly where most of our extra fat seems to stick around. The good news is that with today’s advanced liposuction methods, a plastic surgeon can target very defined areas, even if they’re small. Bra bulges, muffin tops, saddle bags, arm flab – a customized liposuction procedure like Aqualipo can do wonders. The even better news? You can take that fat and use it as a wonderfully natural filler elsewhere. Breast, hands, even face – Natural Fat Transfer can produce great results.
Reason #3 for Liposuction: Reclaim Your Body After Having a Baby
Babies are soooo cute. They are the spark of our lives, even when they grow up to become teenagers. But unfortunately they also do things to our bodies we wouldn’t forgive anyone else. It can happen right after the first child, or it may take several children to show its effects, but it happens to almost all women. Pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding all put together change the shape of our bodies. You don’t have to wait until you’re done having children. Liposuction can be done at any stage in your life. At some point in time, you’ll wake up and realize that now is the time that you want your body back. You’re tired of carrying around that baby weight years after giving birth. This is when you’ll want to take a serious look at liposuction to reshape your body. Some women even choose to combine liposuction with a tummy tuck and breast augmentation for a complete Mommy Makeover.
Reason #4 to Get Liposuction: Improve Your Self-Confidence
Maybe you haven’t given birth or gained weight. Maybe you’ve been struggling with a problem area (like your tummy, chin, or thighs) for years and are tired of covering them up. Maybe it’s just time for a new look, an improved version of yourself, to give you the confidence you’ve never had. You think it shouldn’t matter and that confidence is something deep inside you no matter what you look like, but the evidence says otherwise. When we look into the mirror and like what we see, we automatically feel better. Tweaking your body just a little closer to an hourglass figure, and then accentuating it with clothes you were never able to wear, will make you into a new person. Anyone who has had liposuction will tell you a similar story to what Angela has to say about her liposuction.
Reason #5 to Do Liposuction: Getting Back into Your Old Jeans
We all have them hanging in the closet somewhere: those jeans we last wore in college or in our early twenties. Maybe you even wore them the last time when you were only 16, like Jessica. They are washed out, they have holes in them, but they invoke that certain nostalgia that no new pair of jeans can ever replace. Plus, the way fashion has been going, chances are that your bell bottoms will be the hit again in a few years. You haven’t worn them in over a decade, a lifetime and three children ago, but wouldn’t it be ever so cool to wear your special jeans again? They may not be in shape to hold up for a special occasion, but getting your body back into them just like you used to when Friends was still running might be a special occasion all of its own.
Perhaps you have entirely different reasons to get liposuction to reshape your body. If so, we’d love to hear them. Call us to schedule a personal consultation, and we will show you what liposuction can do for you!