Myths About Liposuction

May 12, 2023 | By admin

There are many myths attached to liposuction procedures that destroy the hope of patients who struggled for years to lose the deposits of fats. We’ll address and burst those myths today!

But let’s start with understanding what liposuction is and what it can do for you.

Liposuction is a plastic surgery procedure during which extra body fat is removed from the body. This procedure is often carried out in combination with cosmetic surgical techniques like a tummy tuck or breast reduction. One can reshape his or her body parts by getting liposuction done.

This procedure is usually performed on an individual’s belly, thighs, hips, arms, back, and buttocks. One can also get liposuction done on his or her chin and face. It can also be done with other plastic surgery procedures like body contouring and breast augmentation.


Myths About Liposuction

There are several myths that are attached to liposuction procedures that need to be sorted out and make patients believe that liposuction procedures can really be life-transforming. These myths are:

Liposuction is Life-Threatening

This is one of the most common myths which arises when the liposuction word appears in front of the patient. However, when you get your liposuction surgery by an experienced and skilled plastic surgeon, there is no risk attached to liposuction surgeries.

Fat Cells Can Come Back Even After Liposuction

During the liposuction surgery, the fat cells also known as adipocytes are removed and do not grow back again. It should be noted that if these fat cells remain, there is a possibility that the fat cells grow again when you consume a high amount of calories followed by inactivity. For this to not happen, you are recommended to follow a healthy lifestyle which includes exercise and clean eating habits.

Liposuction is Only For Older Patients

The prior requirement of the liposuction procedure is that your health needs to be good. It is not an age-related treatment, however, skin elasticity decreases with age and this is an important factor to consider before getting the surgery done. 

Liposuction Helps in Reducing a Lot of Weight

This myth is also very common, however, your body cannot lose more than 5–6 pounds in a liposuction treatment. For this, you need to be in the healthy weight category, which would enable your plastic surgeon to remove the pockets of fat cells in your body.

Liposuction is Only for Women

This myth needs to be cleared out of the mind of men’s society. Usually, in men, areas like the waist, chest, back, and thighs are a few spots that are the concern areas of liposuction procedure. Men also seek a six-pack liposuction procedure, which is a recommended procedure to look more aesthetic.

Liposuction is an Easy Surgical Treatment

The liposuction procedure focuses more on body reshaping than on losing weight. There are only a few areas and spots where the liposuction procedure can be done. Losing weight can be done by following a proper schedule of diet and exercise.

Liposuction Will reduce Your Belly Fat for the Rest of Your Life

There is a layer of fat which is present in between the muscle and skin layer, which is being pulled out by the plastic surgeon during the liposuction procedure. The visceral fat that is present underneath the muscle cannot be treated by liposuction surgery. For this, a proper routine needs to be followed.

Liposuction Would Remove Cellulite

The liposuction procedure would only remove the fatty and soft tissues present on the skin, not the cellulite, which consists of connective tissues. These connective tissues are required for regular body functioning and are not harmed during liposuction. 

Liposuction Surgery Would Give Instant Results

This is true to some extent, however, if you are not following a proper post-recovery routine after your surgery, these results would be diminishing. You need to consider a full and proper recovery to obtain the best and most satisfactory results.



What is The Recovery Procedure in Liposuction?

After getting the liposuction surgery, patients are not required to stay overnight at the clinic or hospital. The patient can go back once the clinical parameters are stable. Patients can also return to their normal routine in a few days.

Beyond this, it is recommended that patients should avoid any strenuous activities for up to four weeks after the surgery. This is done to ensure that the patient is not under any excess stress and is not causing strain to the treated area. Beyond this, patients should also follow the post-surgery recovery guidelines shared by the plastic surgeon.

Why Should I Choose Divine Cosmetic Surgery?

We at Divine Cosmetic Surgery go above and beyond to make sure that our patients receive the best quality treatments. We provide our customers with several aesthetic procedures that give the best results. 

Dr. Amit Gupta is the founder, director, and head plastic surgeon at Divine Cosmetic Surgery. He has over 20 years of experience within the field and he has made it his mission to help patients all across the globe. This is one of the reasons why Dr. Amit Gupta does not just provide plastic surgery treatments but also trains young plastic surgeons.

At Divine Cosmetic Surgery, we pride ourselves on being India’s most trusted and North India’s largest plastic surgery clinic. At Divine Cosmetic Surgery, we have some of the best medical experts in the country who are always working hard to provide patients with the best treatments.

Contact us today to see how we can help you achieve your dream body!