Once you decide to have a liposuction procedure, you start your research and find out hundreds of pages on the internet. Some of them contain untrue information about liposuction. If you wish to have some of those myths debunked, read our article below. We hope it will clear things for you and you will have realistic expectations towards your liposuction surgery.
- 1. Myth: Liposuction is an effective weight-loss substitute
- 2. Myth: Liposuction is easy and quick
- 3. Myth: Liposuction can be performed by anyone
- 4. Myth: Liposuction is only for women
- 5. Myth: Liposuction and Tummy Tuck are the same
- 6. Myth: You can exercise and get back to work just after surgery
- 7. Myth: Liposuction surgery doesn’t hurt
- 8. Myth: Lipo treats cellulite
- 9. Myth: Liposuction surgery abroad is not safe
- 10. You cannot have liposuction when you are after 50 years-old.
1. Myth: Liposuction is an effective weight-loss substitute
Fact: Liposuction is a body sculpting procedure, not a weight loss tool. If you have few extra pounds in problematic areas, you can use liposuction to get rid of them. However, if you are looking for a solution that will help you lose several pounds, you should stop your search here. You can lose a lot of weight through diet and exercise or with weight loss surgery.
2. Myth: Liposuction is easy and quick
Fact: Over many years, liposuction procedure has been made as simple and safe as possible. However, that does not mean that liposuction is an “easy fix”. As with any other surgery, there are some risks and complications that you should be aware of. You cannot do this procedure during your lunch break and then get back to work. After this procedure you may experience some swelling or bruising, that can disappear after few weeks. All in all, liposculpture is a safe plastic surgery and should be treated as such.
3. Myth: Liposuction can be performed by anyone
Fact: There are many places that may offer you cheap liposuction (beauty spa, general practitioners), but please do not be fooled by their offer. Liposuction surgery can only be done by board-certified surgeon, preferably with many years of experience in such procedures.
4. Myth: Liposuction is only for women
Fact: Liposuction can be performed on both men and women. If you feel that you cannot get rid of stubborn fat on your stomach, thighs, buttocks or any other body part, liposculpture surgery will help you with this. In the past few years more and more men decided to have liposuction, so this procedure is no longer a “women thing”.
5. Myth: Liposuction and Tummy Tuck are the same
Fact: This is a false statement! Liposuction surgery helps you get rid of stubborn fat that accumulated in various part of your body. Tummy tuck surgery main aim is tightening stomach muscles and getting rid of excess skin. Usually tummy tuck surgery is recommended to women after pregnancy, to help with stretched stomach skin and loose muscles. Liposuction will not provide you with such effects.
6. Myth: You can exercise and get back to work just after surgery
Fact: Recovery time after liposuction for each patient is different. Usually, you can go back to your job week after the surgery, if your job does not require a lot of physical strength. It is impossible to be back at work just the next day after the surgery. You will be bruised and you will have swelling around the liposuction site. For your own comfort and safety give yourself few days of rest – maybe read a good book or watch that movie you wanted to see.
7. Myth: Liposuction surgery doesn’t hurt
Fact: Usually, liposuction procedure is performed under general anesthesia, which means you will be asleep during the procedure. After the surgery you will more likely be experiencing discomfort rather than pain. Your surgeon will provide you with pain medication, if needed.
8. Myth: Lipo treats cellulite
Fact: Traditional liposuction does not have any effect on your cellulite. However, SmartLipo procedure can have some effect. This liposuction is performed using laser beam which destroys fat cells. One of the best side-effects of this, is the fact that collagen cells are released during this procedure. Collagen can have effect on your cellulite and skin firmness.
9. Myth: Liposuction surgery abroad is not safe
Fact: Why it is not safe? Most of European countries are very modern and can withstand harsh medical standards. If you are looking for a safe and affordable destination, you should check out Poland. In Poland, you can find clinics with modern equipment and well-educated surgeons. If you chose a clinic with a good reputation, you will not feel disappointed.
10. You cannot have liposuction when you are after 50 years-old.
Fact: Your age is not the most important factor – your health is. You can have liposculpture surgery when you are 70 years-old, but you need to be in good health. If you are young, but you have problems with your heart or long-term diseases, you will not be able to do the liposuction. Remember – age is just a number!