Liposuction is not for losing weight or a cure for obesity. If you’re overweight, you should lose more weight through diet and exercise or through bariatric procedures, like gastric bypass surgery.
Liposuction surgery is ideal for patients who are at their ideal body weight but have deep fat deposits which are resistant to diet and exercise. It is an excellent procedure for those patients who have good skin tone.
Liposuction is a suction process of fat accumulations in different parts of the body such as:
- Upper arms
- Thighs and Calves
- Upper and lower back
- Hips and Buttocks
In addition, liposuction can sometimes be used for breast reduction or treatment of gynecomastia.
When you gain weight, fat cells increase in size and volume. Liposuction reduces the amount of fat cells in the treated area.
The amount of fat removed depends on the quantity of fat. The resulting contour changes are generally permanent as long as your weight remains stable.
If you have good and elastic skin, the liposuction recovery period will be easy, and the skin will appear smooth.
Despite all the benefits, Liposuction doesn’t improve cellulite, dimpling or other skin surface irregularities. Likewise, it doesn’t remove stretch marks.
After liposuction surgery and for the best possible, even results there should be a professional aftercare with Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) massages.
To be a candidate for liposuction operation, you must be in good health state without conditions that could complicate surgery — such as chronical diseases (diabetes, high blood pressure, HIV, Hepatitis ect.), restricted blood flow, coronary artery diseases or a weak immune system.