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Thin People Can Get Liposuction Too and Other Lipo Secrets


Even though liposuction is one of the most common cosmetic procedures among both men and women, there are many facets of this body contouring treatment that people who are considering it might not know. Contrary to popular belief, for example, thin people can be excellent candidates for this procedure.

Here are some other lesser-known secrets about liposuction you need to know if you’re thinking about scheduling your appointment.

Liposuction Can Benefit Lots of Body Types

One of the most common myths about liposuction is that it’s only right for you if you’re overweight. In fact, the best candidates for liposuction should already be at or close to their ideal weight. This is because liposuction isn’t a weight loss tool, but rather treats stubborn pockets of fat that just won’t budge no matter how much you exercise.

In addition, liposuction can only address the type of fat known as subcutaneous fat, which exists directly beneath your skin. Visceral fat, which surrounds your organs deeper within your abdomen, is the type of fat that can cause obesity, diabetes and heart disease. Since diet and exercise are the only ways to effectively remove visceral fat, liposuction can’t serve as a stand-in for these healthy habits.

Even if you already have a slender body type but can’t seem to get your love handles to go away, liposuction could be the perfect solution.

Liposuction Results Can Be Long-Lasting

Liposuction works by removing the excess fat cells in a targeted area. Once removed, fat cells cannot return.

However, it’s still important that you maintain a healthy diet and exercise regimen after getting liposuction, because you can still gain new fat down the road. Not to mention the fact that ditching your exercise and healthy eating habits can also lead to a number of health concerns.

You Can Combine Lipo with Other Treatments

If stubborn fat isn’t your only body-shaping concern, you can talk with your plastic surgeon about combining liposuction with another treatment to help maximize your results. The C.L.A.S.S.® Tummy Tuck, for example, combines a traditional tummy tuck with liposuction to remove excess fat and skin from your abdominal area without the need for uncomfortable drains.

By combining these two procedures, you can achieve much more comprehensive results, especially if you’re struggling to get your pre-baby body back or you’ve achieved a significant weight loss goal.

Virtually Any Area of the Body Can Be Treated

While some of the most common areas treated with liposuction are the waist, hips and thighs, this body contouring treatment can work on nearly any area of your body. Some people opt for liposuction on their back, arms or face for a sleeker, smoother look and feel.

Liposuction Recovery Is Generally Quick and Smooth

Liposuction is a surgical procedure, so you should plan for some downtime afterwards, but most people find that their recovery after liposuction is relatively quick and smooth. Generally speaking, you should plan to take about one week off of work so you can give your body a chance to rest and relax. After that initial recovery period, you should be able to start getting back to your normal routine and gradually reintroducing more strenuous activities.

Keep in mind that seeing your final results will take time, but as you recover, you should begin to notice improvements in your figure.



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