Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that helps you through the process of shedding unmanageable fat even with diet and exercise. More than shedding the fat, it is more about restoring the body shape and contour. During the liposuction surgery, very small incisions are made. The surgeon inserts a tube called cannula via these incisions for fat suction via a suction machine. Some other names of liposuction are lipectomy, lipoplasty, or simply lipo. There are four different types of lipo; power-assisted, laser-assisted, ultrasound-assisted, and tumescent liposuction. By now, it has been a standard go-to body sculpting procedure.
Hence, here we address some common questions about liposuction.
However, there cannot be a clear answer to this question because lipo is a body contouring procedure rather than weight loss. Maximum 5-8 pounds of fat removal is possible, and not more than 4-5l liposuction is safe for one surgery. Hence, you should not expect any dramatic weight loss changes.
It is a myth strolling around that the removed fat cells come back after some time. However, this is not true. Everyone’s body is genetically programmed to store the excess energy in the form of fat cells in some regions of the body. Once gone, fat cells won’t crawl back into your body. However, if you fail to maintain a proper diet and exercise plan, you will most likely be needing it again.
Among all the frequently asked questions about liposuction, this one is a bit cringy. It is because it would take you at least 8-12 weeks to see the ultimate results of the procedure you went through.
Lipo is a non-invasive surgery that helps in removing fat cells. However, it does not deal with saggy skin, skin layers, or excessive skin after liposuction. Hence, liposuction is the best suitable for people who have good skin elasticity, and post-surgery, their skin can easily adjust with reshaping.
However, for people with saggy skin with low to no elasticity, tummy tuck surgery is a better option.
No doubt, it might be liposuction with a tummy tuck is not recommended due to expected complications. However, in some cases, liposuction and abdominoplasty may be joined together for better results. Such a decision entirely depends upon the skin condition and excess fat of the candidate.