The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reported that liposuction was the most frequently performed cosmetic surgery in 2013, passing breast augmentation, which was the most popular procedure in 2012. Despite the popularity of liposuction and similar body contouring procedures, there are many myths surrounding body contouring treatments and what results can be expected.
We outlined these myths (with corresponding facts!) below.
Body contouring procedures will help me lose weight.
This is entirely untrue. Body contouring procedures such as liposuction and tummy tucks are not designed to help you lose weight. These procedures are ideal for those who who are at or near their ideal body weight through diet and exercise but are still left with stubborn pockets of fat and/or loose, sagging skin. Body contouring procedures will NOT help anyone who is obese or overweight.
Body contouring treatments are painful.
This may have been true in the early days of procedures such as liposuction. But new technologies have dramatically lessened, or even removed, pain or discomfort during treatment.
Take CoolSculpting, for example. There are no needles, no surgical incisions, no anesthesia, no pain medications, and no recovery time. During the procedure, a non-invasive vacuum applicator is applied to the surface of the skin to deliver precisely-controlled cooling that removes fat cells in the targeted area.
Body contouring treatments will help me avoid weight gain in the future.
The focus of body contouring is to reshape or redefine your body. There is no guarantee that such treatments will prevent weight gain following surgery. Although liposuction will remove fat cells in a certain area of the body, it will not affect the fat cells in surrounding tissues and there’s a good chance that they will grow if you gain weight.
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