It’s often said that we’re all under a lot of pressure to conform to certain idealised images of how we should all look. Regardless of the rights and wrongs of this, many people go to great lengths to look the way they feel they want to. There are a number of options you can choose from to improve your appearance – whether this involves a low-calorie diet, exercise, or various other treatments. Many people choose to go under the surgeon’s operating table . There are many different cosmetic procedures to choose from, one of the most popular of which is Liposuction. So just what is Liposuction, and how does it work?
Liposuction – what is it?
In short, Liposuction is a procedure which involves the removal of fat from various parts of the body. Areas most commonly targeted include the stomach, thighs, back, and arms. A tube (cannula) is inserted into the targeted area and a suction device (aspirator) is used to remove the fat from the body. Fluids also tend to be injected into the targeted area, so that fat cells can be loosened. The operation is performed under a general anaesthetic or a local anaesthetic with sedation.
Some people consider Liposuction to be an easy solution to weight loss, but this is not the case. In fact, the procedure is generally only recommended to patients who are already in reasonably good physical condition but have been unable to rid themselves of pockets of fat as part of other weight-loss programmes. It’s also worth remembering that Liposuction usually involves the removal of less than 10 pounds of fat – indeed, removing too much fat at one time could be a health risk.
How to arrange Liposuction
If you’ve tried to lose weight through a combination of healthy eating and exercise but you still find yourself troubled by the presence of fat deposits, then perhaps Liposuction could be the right option for you. The first thing you’ll need to do is to book a consultation. During the consultation, a nurse will assess your body mass index in order to ascertain whether this is genuinely the right procedure for you so being at your best physical shape is important. Undergoing Liposuction can be risky if you’re overweight, so this is for your own good. Liposuction is intended as a body sculpting procedure rather than a method of losing weight.
The benefits of Liposuction
There are a number of advantages to undergoing Liposuction. For one thing, fat cells which are removed will not return, meaning that it’s considerably less likely you’ll have fatty deposits in the treated areas in the future. Nevertheless, it is possible that fat cells elsewhere in your body could expand to the area you’ve had treated, so it’s up to you to ensure that you continue to exercise and eat healthily following your procedure. Patients who undergo Liposuction often report that they have increased confidence in their appearance afterwards, and can wear clothing they otherwise wouldn’t have considered wearing before.
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Hayley Spring is a freelance writier who focuses mainly on the beauty and cosmetic industries. She is currently writing in conjunction with The Harley Medical Group.
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