First, what is liposuction?
Liposuction, also known as body contouring, is a cosmetic surgery procedure in which a hollow rod, called a cannula, is inserted into a fairly narrow incision made in the body. The cannula has a hole at the end which is attached to a tube that sucks any unwanted fat out of the body, removing exercise and diet resistant pads of fat in a relatively quick and less-invasive fashion than other body contouring procedures. There are a variety of liposuction methods and a board-certified plastic surgeon can help you decide which method will work best for you.
What liposuction can do:
And since, in life, we often have to take the good with the bad…
What liposuction is not:
Liposuction is not a weight loss tool. Repeat. Liposuction is not a weight loss tool. If your expectation is that any qualified, board-certified plastic surgeon is going to recommend liposuction in lieu of eating healthy and hitting the gym to rid yourself of extra lbs., you’re likely to be disappointed. Your doctor may even have the audacity to recommend that you lose weight through dieting and exercise before considering liposuction. (Gasp!)
In all seriousness, most doctors recommend that an ideal patient be no more than 20 pounds heavier than their ideal body weight, be in good health, have firm, elastic skin and not be a smoker.
What liposuction cannot do:
So there it is, the cold, hard truth. Liposuction is a many splendored thing, but not a magical cure-all. A consult with your board-certified plastic surgeon will help you discern whether you’re a good candidate for liposuction and if that is the best procedure to help you eliminate any unwanted excess body fat.
Source: Smart Beauty Guide