The Advantages of Liposuction
What Does Liposuction Actually Do?
Liposuction is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures among Dr. Ronald DeMars’ Portland patients. However, there are a lot of misconceptions surrounding liposuction, starting with what the procedure actually accomplishes. In this blog post, Dr. DeMars shares the truth about liposuction and what results patients can expect.
Eliminates Isolated Pockets of Fat
You would be hard pressed to find someone who is completely happy with their physical appearance. Some people are bothered by the appearance of bulging love handles underneath a tight shirt, while others are embarrassed by flabby arms and choose to hide them with a sweater or long-sleeved shirt. For those who are unhappy with small fat deposits around the body that are seemingly resistant to exercise and diet, liposuction can help. Liposuction removes fat from areas such as the abdominal area, arms, hips and thighs to reveal a slimmer physique.
It is important to note that while liposuction does eliminate unwanted fat, it’s only meant to treat small, isolated areas. Plastic surgeons including Dr. DeMars recommend liposuction patients be within 30 percent of a healthy weight for their size. During your consultation, Dr. DeMars will go over other liposuction candidacy details to determine if getting liposuction is right for you.
Improves the Contours of the Body
Often, excess fat on one body area affects the appearance of the overall body. The accumulation of fat in the lower torso may be out of proportion with the rest of the body, while flabby arms may not match a person’s toned abdomen or lower body. Liposuction can help improve a person’s figure and address stubborn areas of fat for both men and women. With liposuction, women can achieve a more feminine hourglass figure, while men can get the masculine, chiseled physique they have always desired.
Permanently Removes Fat Cells
Because liposuction removes fat cells in the treatment area, those fat cells can never come back, nor can new fat cells be produced and create “problem areas” if the patient gains weight in the future. If a patient does gain weight, the weight is likely to be more evenly distributed on the body. In order to prevent weight gain following your surgery and help make your results last, Dr. DeMars suggests you pair a balanced diet with regular exercise.
Would you be surprised to hear that many of Dr. DeMars’ patients report a renewed sense of self-confidence following liposuction? Losing undesired fat, even if it’s a small amount, can be a relief for people concerned with their physical appearance. Some patients find that they have the confidence they lacked prior to surgery to rock a bikini at the beach, or are excited that they can wear the clothes they have always wanted now that they have a slimmer physique.
The results of liposuction can also serve as motivation for a healthier, more active lifestyle. Liposuction can help someone who was once uncomfortable with their body go to the gym on a regular basis, or motivate someone to eat healthier in order to maintain their slimmer figure.
Learn More from Dr. DeMars
Do you have more questions regarding liposuction or any of our other body contouring procedures? Dr. DeMars will gladly meet with you to answer all of your questions. Schedule your personal consultation by calling our Portland office at (503) 253-3458.