When you really think about it, liposuction seems like a truly magical procedure. No more exercise, you get to eat whatever you want, AND you lose that weight you’ve slowly been gaining since that original “freshman 15”? Sign me up! Sure, it costs a lot, and you have to go under the knife a bit, but who cares – an easy path to guilt free Big Macs for life sure seems like the golden ticket we’ve all been looking for. Right?
Well…unfortunately for us all, this version of liposuction does not exist.
The Truth About Liposuction
First off, before I go destroying your dreams, let’s go through all the awesome stuff that liposuction actually CAN do. Yes, liposuction is a fast way to shed a few pounds. If you’re fighting to reach that finish line, and your love handles simply won’t go away, liposuction is a fantastic procedure to help reduce fat in that centralized area so you can attain that svelte body you have been fighting so hard for. Even better, liposuction helps destroy fat cells, meaning that newly svelte area won’t easily backtrack the next time you eat an ill-timed donut.
But – and there’s always a “but” – just because you undergo liposuction does not mean you’re never going to get fat again. The fat cells in the affected area may be gone, but that means nothing for the rest of your body. In fact, even after liposuction, fat cells can expand in the areas that have already been treated through liposuction. In other words, that Big Mac golden ticket has yet to be discovered yet, and exercise and diet are still going to be a part of your daily life going forward
What is the Point then?
Fortunately for you, liposuction is still a worthy procedure that can do a lot of good! That’s why you need to use liposuction IN ADDITION to your workout regimen, to reach those body image goals you’ve always hoped to reach! Here are some of the top reasons to do precisely that:
- Deal With Problem Areas Quickly: Let’s face it: love handles and beer bellies are hard to get rid of even if you do everything right! That’s why many lipo doctors – such as Dr. Hall of the Phoenix Liposuction Clinic – recommend using liposuction to shed those last few inches and push yourself across the finish line. Though you should still work out, eat healthy, and make sure you work towards better habits, liposuction works perfectly as a shortcut for those fatty areas that just won’t go away.
- Fix Proportions: Does your body seem out of proportion? Do you feel “lumpy”? Liposuction is a good way to get rid of those unbalancing fat deposits that you simply can’t target with a normal workout regimen.
- Treating Gynecomastia: Males with Gynecomastia often have trouble ridding their chests of stubborn fat deposits – and for good reason. Caused by an imbalance of the hormones estrogen and testosterone, Gynecomastia isn’t just the result of an unhealthy lifestyle, making it extremely difficult to treat with exercise and diet alone. Liposuction is one way of dealing with this problem.
- Fill Out “lacking” Extremities: If you feel self-conscious about too small breasts or a too-flat derriere, no amount of exercise or dieting will be able to help. Fortunately, liposuction coupled with fat transfer surgery can help “move” some of your fat around to fill out otherwise disappointing features.
- Jump Start your Weight Loss Journey: Are you working out constantly and eating as healthy as you (think) you can, but feel like you’ve reached a plateau? As long as you don’t expect a miracle cure, liposuction can help jump start that weight loss journey and get you back on the right path! Just remember; excessive liposuction is not recommended! You should be within a certain distance of your weight loss goal before undergoing this procedure.
Use Liposuction to Augment your Weight Loss Goal!
Alas, there is not – and may never be – a miracle weight loss cure. But, if you are able to change your dietary habits, start exercising daily, and really start working to a healthy, new you, liposuction is a great way to help make that journey just a little bit easier!
Tyler Fleck is an Arizona based health blogger. Having worked with and written for a variety of cosmetic surgeons, he has gained plenty of knowledge about the ins and outs of the industry, as well as what surgeries work (and which ones you should avoid).