Liposuction involves fat removal from a specific area of the body, such as the buttocks, thighs or tummy area. It is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the world, but with so much information out there about liposuction, how do you separate the facts from the fiction? Our myth buster might help.
Myth one – Liposuction is only for women
Traditionally, liposuction did tend to be more popular with females, however, recent statistics show it is now the fourth most popular cosmetic procedure for men. Liposuction is not gender specific, it is suitable for both women and men who want some help with stubborn areas of fat.
Myth two – Liposuction is unsafe
If you get a liposuction procedure performed by an experienced surgeon, then you’re in safe hands. The vaser lipo procedure is far less invasive than traditional liposuction. There is no pain involved and downtime is minimal. It is suitable for both men and women who want to improve specific areas of their bodies such as thighs, arms, chins, love handles and the tummy area.
Myth three – Liposuction can treat obesity
Liposuction is not designed to reduce overall body weight, but to reduce fat tissue in specific body areas. It should be seen as a sculpting process that helps you regain your body shape (or achieve a new shape). It is not a treatment for conditions like obesity. It may have additional benefits such as motivation to start dieting or exercising which may help reduce weight, but massive weight loss is not the key objective of the procedure.
Myth four – Liposuction is very expensive
While it used to be a very expensive procedure, this is no longer the case. Liposuction costs will vary depending on the body area you want to target, however, in recent years the costs of liposuction have decreased drastically. This is because new techniques are being introduced every year to cut down costs and minimise risks.