Doing your research is a vital part of planning any plastic surgery, including body procedures like liposuction. However, if you do your liposuction research online, you may come across information that simply isn’t true. In this post, the team at Foglietti Fostyk Plastic Surgery clears up some of the most common myths about liposuction.
Liposuction is only for women.
Liposuction is a popular body contouring procedure among men and women. Men often seek out liposuction to treat unwanted fat on the abdomen, love handles and chest.
Liposuction is a weight loss tool.
Liposuction is not intended to be a substitute for diet or exercise. In fact, the best candidates are individuals who are at or close to their target weight, eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly, but wish to re-contour stubborn areas like the abdomen or thighs that are out of proportion with the rest of their bodies.
Liposuction can cure cellulite.
Cellulite is caused by pockets of fat pushing up against connective tissue that lies beneath the surface of the skin. Treating cellulite requires more than just removing the fat — the connective tissue and skin must also be addressed. In fact, simply removing fat with liposuction may actually make cellulite appear worse.
Liposuction will leave me looking lumpy or puckered.
The skill of the surgeon influences the quality of the results. Experienced, qualified liposuction surgeons like Dr. Foglietti and Dr. Fostyk understand how to remove fat without being overly aggressive for results that look smooth and attractive.
Liposuction will hurt.
Liposuction is performed under anesthesia to prevent any pain or discomfort. In the days initially following liposuction, patients commonly experience mild to moderate swelling, bruising and soreness in and around the treated areas. Significant pain is unusual after surgery.
I’ll be out of commission for weeks after surgery.
Modern techniques and technology have helped cut down on recovery downtime after liposuction. Most patients take about a couple of days off from work to rest and recover after liposuction surgery. After a week, many feel ready to resume most of their normal routines, as long as they avoid strenuous exercise or activity. Usually, it is okay to exercise two weeks after surgery.
Contact Foglietti Fostyk Plastic Surgery
For reliable, accurate information about what liposuction does and does not entail, Dr. Foglietti and Dr. Fostyk invite you to reach out to our practice. A one-on-one liposuction consultation will give you the facts you need to decide whether liposuction is right for you. Contact us today to request a liposuction consultation with Dr. Foglietti or Dr. Fostyk.