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Common Misconceptions about Liposuction

July 24th, 2018 | Posted in: Liposuction | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures we perform here at Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery. Dr. Gabriel Chiu performs each surgery using the most advanced techniques and equipment to guarantee stunning results. But while patients seek out liposuction in Beverly Hills for a variety of reasons, there are several misconceptions about the procedure that a lot of patients tend to believe.

Our professional staff members have gathered a list of the most common misconceptions about liposuction to help bust some of those myths. There are a lot of misunderstandings about the procedure that can cause a patient to change their mind about getting the procedure in the first place – or, they encourage them to get the procedure for the wrong reasons. To clear things up, there are several things that our staff would love for you to understand!

Here are the most common misconceptions about liposuction in Beverly Hills, and the truths behind them.

Liposuction is for Older People

There’s a myth that liposuction is only for older people. The truth is that liposuction is a completely healthy and safe procedure for patients of all ages. Anybody who qualifies as a candidate for this contouring procedure can speak with Dr. Chiu about their liposuction needs. The procedure removes certain pockets of fat, so any healthy person can safely undergo the procedure.

Liposuction Helps You Lose Weight

One of the biggest reasons people pursue the liposuction procedure is because they believe it will help them lose a significant amount of weight. Though, most patients only lose between 3 and 5 pounds of fat after the procedure is complete. Most candidates for liposuction are already within 30% of their healthy weight range. The procedure is just for removing certain areas of fat, not contributing to the weight loss process altogether.

Liposuction Gets Rid of Annoying Belly Fat

There are two types of fat in the body that exist, and liposuction only helps with one of them. Subcutaneous fat is the fat located below the skin and above the muscle, while visceral fat resides underneath the muscles. Most belly fat is visceral, and therefore cannot be removed with a liposuction procedure. However, subcutaneous fat that is removed during liposuction.

The Fat Will Return Eventually

Fat that is removed during the liposuction procedure will never return. That fat leaves your body for the rest of your life. Maintaining a healthy diet and exercise routine can ensure that the remaining fat will never grow to become lumpy or bumpy.

Liposuction Gets Rid of Cellulite

Unfortunately, the liposuction procedure does not get rid of cellulite. This is because cellulite itself is due to a combination of factors, including issues with the connective tissue of the skin and enlarged growth of subcutaneous fat. Liposuction does not alter the way these tissues look in any way, but it does decrease the volume of fat cells. There are other procedures that can better treat cellulite, but you should not depend on liposuction to do the trick for you.

Liposuction in BEVERLY Hills

If you are interested in a liposuction procedure, or if you want to know more facts and myths about our cosmetic surgeries, you can speak with one of our friendly representatives at any time. It’s our goal to ensure that you are well-informed about the benefits that each surgery can bring, and what possibilities are open to you. We want to help inspire your inner beauty and allow you to feel a confidence that you truly deserve. To schedule a consultation, you can contact us online for more information. To speak with someone during our business hours, give us a call at (310) 385-9623 today! We look forward to helping you live a happier and brighter life.

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