The 2010 report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) shows that there are more than 200,000 people in the United States alone who performed liposuction. The ASPS data also shows that liposuction is ranked number 4 in the list of most-famous cosmetic procedure. Recent studies also show that liposuction does not only help people reducing several pounds but it can help people lowering their risk toward heart disease. However, regardless of these facts, one big question still remains, is it really a healthy procedure for people who want to lose their weight
As we already know, liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes fat from your body using small, thin tubes. During the procedure, doctors will insert the tubes into your body until reaching the targeted fat deposits and then using the tubes to suction the fats. Today’s liposuction techniques are more convenient, safer and less painful. Two commonly used liposuction techniques are ultrasound-assisted liposuction and tumescent liposuction.
In general, if a patient performs liposuction procedure in a very small body area, the procedure can be conducted in a hospital, clinic or properly equipped doctor’s office. However, if a patient is going to remove a large amount of fat deposits, the procedure must be conducted in a licensed surgical center or hospital. Upper arms, buttocks, legs, back, abdomen, neck and face are the most common areas treated using this procedure.
Liposuction helping lose weight – healthy?
Before answering the question, you need to keep in mind that the main purpose of this procedure is actually to reshape several areas of your body that have stubborn fat deposits. You should not rely on liposuction to reduce your body weight. Most people who have a proportional body weight after conducting liposuction always conduct regular exercises and run a balanced diet to maintain the result of the liposuction surgery.
Whether it is a healthy way for losing weight or not, there are several factors that need to be considered. Liposuction can be dangerous if you use it to reduce a large amount of fat deposits in your body. The main principle is that the more fat removed, the higher the risk. Pregnant women and people who have blood-clotting disorders and heart problems are not allowed to take this procedure as the side effect can be fatal.
Liposuction is actually safe as long as it is performed by experienced doctors and in a well-equipped facility. If you plan to remove a large amount of fat deposits in your body, it is highly recommended to take several procedures with at least one year interval between procedures to minimize the risk of complications. If you want to maintain the result of liposuction procedure for a long time, you have to take a balanced diet, conduct exercises regularly and maintain your healthy weight.
As a conclusion, liposuction is an expensive procedure and it can help you to lose your weight as long as you have good lifestyle and eating habits. Consult with your doctor whether or not you are a good candidate to perform this surgical procedure.
Article by Melissa Davis fashion and health blogger, currently writing for Cosmos Clinic, Australian cosmetic surgery clinic.