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What Does Liposuction Actually Do?

Posted on December 30, 2015 by - Body Contouring

What to expect from liposuctionLiposuction is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures available for people who desire a sleeker, slimmer physique. However, many people still have questions about what the procedure accomplishes. In this blog post, Dr. Carlos Chacon of Divino Plastic Surgery sets the record straight and shares several things you should expect from liposuction.

Liposuction eliminates small pockets of fat.

Liposuction is designed to remove small, isolated areas of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. If you are bothered by the appearance of bulging love handles, a muffin top, flabby arms or unwanted fat on your thighs and buttocks, you may be a suitable candidate for liposuction. However, if you seek to lose a large amount of weight, Dr. Chacon recommends you use diet and exercise or bariatric surgery instead of, or before, having liposuction.

Liposuction enhances your overall body appearance.

Many patients find that by improving one body area, they also become more content with their overall physical appearance. For example, a muffin top may not match an otherwise slim figure. Likewise, the accumulation of fat on the thighs or buttocks may be out of proportion with a trim and toned abdomen. Liposuction smooths out the contours of the body, bringing balance to a person’s overall figure.

Liposuction can boost self-confidence.

It can be frustrating when you can’t seem to shed those extra pounds of fat no matter how hard you exercise or watch your calories. Seeing small, pudgy deposits of fat on the abdomen or other body areas can be disheartening and directly impact the way you feel about yourself. Liposuction can restore positive self-image by “fine tuning” these problem areas. Imagine donning that swimsuit you were previously too embarrassed to wear because of bulging, hanging fat on your stomach or thighs. Liposuction can boost your self-confidence by giving you the sexy, svelte physique you have always wanted.

Liposuction can improve your quality of life.

Many patients report feeling both physical and emotional relief after undergoing liposuction. Hanging folds of skin can rub against other skin and cause painful chafing and irritation during and after exercise. Liposuction eliminates sagging fat, making it easier to move around and exercise. Liposuction can also provide a person with the motivation to maintain a healthier lifestyle in order to preserve their trim and toned body.

Do you have more questions about liposuction? Schedule a personal appointment today with Dr. Carlos Chacon. Please call Divino Plastic Surgery at (858) 633-7546.