Many of us have a little bit of body fat we want to get rid of. It may be located around the love handles, the lower stomach, the hips, the buttocks, the thighs, the upper arms, or even the neck and chin. So many people struggle losing that last bit of fat, and they are not alone. Undergoing liposuction for cosmetic fat removal may be what you need.
Dr. Paul Pin would like to go over some of the most common signs that you can benefit from liposuction. If you check off most of these boxes, we encourage you to visit us in Dallas for a consultation.
You’ve Got Just a Little Bit of Unwanted Fat
Liposuction is designed for targeted removal of body fat. It’s not a weight loss tool, and for good reason. Only a certain amount of body fat can be safely removed through surgery. Usually liposuction caps off at around 10 to 15 pounds depending on the treatment area. If you’ve got just a little unwanted body fat, liposuction is an ideal solution.
A Healthy Diet Hasn’t Gotten Rid of the Fat
You eat healthy, and yet you can’t lose that last bit of body fat. Sound familiar? Many people are in the same boat.
Even if you have a diet rich in fresh vegetables and fruits and avoid excess sugar, your body could still have some pockets of unwanted fat that won’t go away. When your diet has done all that it can do, liposuction is worth considering.
Strength Training and Cardio Won’t Shed the Last Flab
Crunches, cardio, and other ab exercises are great for shedding pounds and having a strong core. Yet spot reduction is a myth, meaning the targeted ab exercises aren’t guaranteed to melt the fat of the abdomen. If you eat right and exercise regularly but still have unwanted belly flab, then liposuction could be the answer for a trimmer, slimmer figure.
You’re in Good Overall Health
The best candidates for any sort of surgery are people who are in good overall health. If you’re interested in liposuction, it’s important that you not suffer from any medical conditions that would make plastic surgery a risk to your general wellness.
You Will Keep Up a Healthy Lifestyle After Surgery
Getting liposuction isn’t the end of looking your best. After shedding that last bit of fat, patients should continue to eat healthy and exercise regularly to keep the fat from returning. Consider your healthy lifestyle habits going into surgery an essential part of making sure the liposuction results last.
You Understand the Risks and Benefits of Liposuction
All surgeries have risks and benefits for patients to consider. During a consultation at our plastic surgery center, we can go over all of the risks and benefits associated with liposuction. This will give you a good understanding of how the surgery works and what you should do for proper surgical preparation and aftercare.
You Have Realistic Expectations About the Results
Most importantly, you know liposuction is good for you when you understand the outcomes of surgery, what they look like, and what you need to do to look your best moving forward.
Schedule a Body Sculpting Consultation
For more information about liposuction and why it may be the right option for you, be sure to contact a board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Pin and his team look forward to your visit.