When people consider undergoing liposuction, they weigh the benefits carefully. Liposuction is an effective and safe way of removing excessive body fat in specific areas that are usually resistant to ramping up your diet and exercise efforts. Genetics, pregnancy, menopause, and aging are all factors which may influence how much excess fat you carry and where you carry it. Liposuction is becoming a more and more common choice among both men and women. What can be gained from this procedure?
A youthful and firmer body can give your confidence levels a real boost! With your newly sculpted body shape you’ll be able to start wearing clothes you initially avoided because you felt self-conscious in them. You’ll find yourself engaging in activities you previously avoided because of worrying how you’d look or feel (beach day, anyone?).
Many patients who have undergone laser liposuction commit to a healthier and more active lifestyle than they had before. You may find yourself watching your diet more closely to maintain your new body shape – it could be the motivation you needed and a kick start to your further weight loss journey.
The effects of liposuction are permanent. Liposuction sculpts a new body shape for you. With weight gain, that new figure will become a larger version of the new body shape. The fat will not return to those areas you had treated. You can read more about liposuction and weight gain here.
The incisions made in the skin during laser liposuction are quite small. Only a 2-3mm long opening is necessary to insert the liposuction canulae. Generally, these incisions don’t even require stitches as they are so small. The number of incisions made will depends on the area of the body being treated and your specific needs. Here’s some estimates: chin and neck – 4 to 6 incisions, stomach – 6 to 8 incisions, back and hips – 6 to 8 incisions, thighs – 6 to 8 incisions, upper arms – 2 incisions per arm, and male breast/chest – 2 to 3 incisions. After the procedure these incisions are small dots, which generally heal up well and fade over time.
The areas where excess fat commonly develops can limit mobility. Think of the extra mobility in the knees, hips and thighs that might be gained in these areas, by reducing fat deposits in hips and thighs with laser liposuction.