Liposuction is a process of removing fat from targeted areas of the body. It is a process that can help to sculpt the body by removing stubborn fat from areas like the belly, thighs, backs of the arms and buttocks.
Like any surgery there are pros and cons to liposuction. If you are considering this procedure to give you a more sculpted look than you want to read the pros and cons before you make your final decision. There are certain factors that may sway you in one direction or another.
What Are the Pros of Liposuction?
Lets talk about the good things that liposuction can do for you first. It is always easier to hear the good things especially if you really have you heart set on Liposuction.
1. The Look
The obvious biggest pro to liposuction is getting the look that you want. If you have struggled to get rid of the fat and it is stubborn and refuses to go than this may be the option that you have been hoping for. It works. It will instantly slim you down and add more definition to your body where you want definition. It will also get rid of ugly dimpling and cellulite. You can easily lose 2 sizes once the swelling goes down.
2. A Common Procedure
Liposuction is considered a surgical procedure but it is a very common procedure that has realized plenty of success for a lot of people. There are a lot of people each month that have this procedure done successfully.
3. A Quick Fix
Liposuction can be a quick fix if you have been battling being overweight. If you have been fighting to lose weight to no avail than liposuction may be the quick fix that you need to finally be done with the extra weight and stubborn fat.
What Are the Cons of Liposuction?
Liposuction is not without risk and although it is done often there is still a good deal amount of risk associated with the procedure. The risks can be very serious.
1. Too Much Fat
There is a limit to the amount of fat that can be safely removed. It is very important that a plastic surgeon with experience is chosen to perform the procedure. If too much fat is removed you can wind up in shock and it can result in death. It is a complex equation that will tell the plastic surgeon how much fat can be removed.
The procedure is not without pain. Having fat sucked out from under your skin can be very painful. The pain at the site can last for up to a week or two. Taking pain medication is necessary and come with its own litany of side effects. There will be swelling and bruising at the site where the fat has been removed. It will be tender to the touch for about 10 days. Heavy lifting and exercise is not an option during the recovery period.
There is always the risk of infection at the site where the fat has been removed. The infection can spread and cause sepsis. A sign of infection is a fever or a foul smell.
4. Reaction To Anesthesia
There is always a risk that you will have a reaction to the anesthesia. The reaction can range from a headache to vomiting to coma and death. Anesthesia can linger for hours to days. The use of a general anesthetic is necessary in liposuction procedures. If you have had any issues with anesthesia before than the risk is greater that you will have issues again.
5. Not That Big of A Difference
Since only so much fat can be removed safely you may not notice a huge difference in how you look if you are very overweight. You may not notice a difference if you are not overweight enough. It can be a hit or miss procedure but a good plastic surgeon should be able to let you know if this procedure will make that much of a difference.
6. It is Not a Forever Solution
The bottom line is if you continue to over eat and put on weight, you will wind up with the same issues. It is necessary to make life style changes to insure that the procedure holds up. You can put the weight back on and you can pile on the fat in the same spots.
Liposuction is not for everybody. Having a frank discussion with a plastic surgeon can go a long way in helping you to make the right choice for your body. Fully evaluating both the pros and the cons will help you to have a god understanding of what liposuction entails and if it is the right choice for you. Weighing out the options and understanding your risks is the best way to move forward towards a decision.