Addressing the Negative Stigma Around Liposuction

Updated on October 7, 2019

Have you heard some negative information about tumescent and ultrasonic lipo? There is a negative stigma surrounding liposuction, and that has prevented some people from getting this procedure. However, those who do undergo liposuction are typically pleased with their results and have a newfound confidence that was missing when they still had extra fat deposits. Let’s look at some of the myths surrounding liposuction to clear up the confusion about this procedure. 

Myth – Liposuction Is Dangerous

You’ve likely heard that tumescent and ultrasonic lipo are dangerous. This myth has been around for years, but it isn’t true. Medical advancements have made liposuction much safer than it was a long time ago. While there is a certain degree of risk with any plastic surgery, tumescent and ultrasonic lipo are as safe as other types of surgical procedures

Myth – It’s Just for Women

Men and women both fight with stubborn fat that won’t go away, no matter what they do, and both genders can benefit from tumescent and ultrasonic lipo. Countless men have undergone liposuction and loved the results. They rediscover their swagger once they are happy with their bodies. 

Myth – The Fat Goes to Another Location 

There is a myth that the fat cells move to a different body part after tumescent and ultrasonic lipo. Again, this is not true. Liposuction removes the fat cells from the treated part of the body. These fat cells are gone for good and cannot travel to another body part. The fat cells that aren’t removed can grow in size if you eat too many calories. Of course, if you eat too much, you’ll gain weight in other parts of your body as well. Many men and women have kept the weight off for their lifetimes after getting liposuction. 

Myth – It’s Painful

Are you afraid to get liposuction because you’ve heard it’s painful? At one time, that might have been true, but advancements have reduced the degree of discomfort you’ll experience after the procedure. Now, most people only feel mild discomfort following liposuction.  

Myth – It’s the Easy Way Out

Are you too ashamed to get liposuction because you think it’s the easy way out? It’s important to understand this is yet another myth. Liposuction isn’t used as a weight-loss tool. Instead, it’s used to target an area that doesn’t respond to diet and exercise. Once you’ve tried to lose the fat and you can’t, liposuction can be a good choice.

Myth – Liposuction Causes Considerable Scarring

When you get surgery, you can expect to end up with some scars. However, your plastic surgeon will only create small incisions to perform liposuction. The scars are small and easy to hide after the procedure. That means you can rock your bathing suit without fear.

Learn More About Liposuction

Now that you know the truth behind the myths regarding tumescent and ultrasonic lipo, you are ready to learn more. Your plastic surgeon can provide you with more information about liposuction. Schedule a consultation to get answers to your questions. Then, if you decide the procedure is right for you, you can schedule your surgery. 

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