Keeping It Real: What NOT to Expect from Liposuction

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Couple having coffee outside while relaxing with their dog.Let’s be honest: there are lots of really amazing things about liposuction, which is probably why it’s one of the most popular cosmetic procedures year after year. But even great things like lipo have their limitations. It’s important to understand some of these common myths and misconceptions about liposuction before deciding if it’s right for you.

Myth #1: Liposuction Can Help You Lose Weight

Liposuction can be an excellent body contouring tool, but it’s not a stand-in for good old-fashioned weight loss. The ideal candidate for lipo will already be close to or at their ideal weight but have an isolated pocket or two of stubborn fat that doesn’t respond to diet and exercise.

Myth #2: Liposuction Will Treat Loose Skin

Love handles, back rolls and belly pooches are some of the most common trouble spots treated with liposuction.

Many people seek out body contouring procedures following massive weight loss or pregnancy since both of these things can result in body changes that are difficult or impossible to improve through diet and exercise alone.

If you’re struggling with small areas of exercise-resistant fat, liposuction on its own could be the perfect solution. But if you also have loose skin or separated abdominal muscle tissue, a combination tummy tuck and lipo will likely be your best bet.

Myth #3: Liposuction Is Only for Women

Think liposuction is just for the ladies? Think again! In fact, more and more men opt in for lipo each year. VASER® Hi Def lipo is perfect for men looking to enhance their time in the gym and achieve a super sculpted look with improved muscle definition.

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Keeping It Real: What NOT to Expect from Liposuction
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Keeping It Real: What NOT to Expect from Liposuction
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Read up on these three top misconceptions about liposuction, provided by New York cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gordon Andan, to decide if it’s right for you.
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