Liposuction is a very popular procedure when it comes to extreme weight loss and when exercise and diet are simply not helping you lose weight in certain areas. Although this procedure is extremely routine and is nothing new, many potential patients avoid seeking treatments because they are afraid. However, liposuction is really not something to fear, especially if you are in a state of general good health. Of course, a surgical procedure will require a recovery period and there will of course be some swelling and bruising at the incision sites and at areas that have had fat removed. However, the pain is manageable and your surgeon can provide you with all the information you require to enjoy a speedy and healthy recovery. Below are some of the main concerns that patients have when looking into liposuction as a solution to their weight loss goals.
Liposuction is a surgical cosmetic procedure, which means that there will always be a certain element of risk involved. However, liposuction has become such a routine and finely-tuned procedure that the odds of something going wrong are incredibly low. Complications usually arise after the surgery if the wound is not kept clean after the surgery or if the patient rushes back into their usual routine without giving their body enough time to heal. Fortunately, plastic surgeons are highly trained and are able to let you know about how much time you need to set aside for recovery as well as how you should care for your healing skin. When the surgeon’s advice is followed and any issues are brought to their attention right away, it is highly unlikely that liposuction will have a negative impact on your health. In fact, all plastic surgeons will evaluate your overall health and medical history before allowing you to go ahead with liposuction, so if the procedure is unsafe for you then the surgeon will let you know and can offer alternative treatments that are better suited to you.
Lots of people look at before and after pictures of liposuction patients and decide that this procedure might be a great option for their body. However, a lingering fear that their personal results will not be as beautiful as the advertisements can hold some patients back from moving forward with the surgery. Of course, advertisements are hoping to sell you a product and will show you impressive results. However, your surgeon likely has a portfolio of actual patients that he can share with you so you will have a realistic idea of the results you can expect. Some people also fear that it will be obvious that plastic surgery was performed on their body. Nowadays, surgeons have very modern techniques that offer incredibly natural looking results. The healing period is likely the only time that anyone will notice that you have had a cosmetic procedure.
The final reason why patients avoid having liposuction done is the fear of what their loved ones will think of cosmetic surgery. Sometimes, people fear that their partner will not approve of the cost of such a procedure. Of course, talking with your partner about finances and your ability to afford liposuction is a great way to clear the air and to create a plan towards saving money for the procedure. Also, the time required to make a full recovery can scare potential patients because they fear that they won’t have time to stop working for a while or that their loved ones will not have the time to help them with daily tasks. Once again, communication with family is key when it comes to expressing that you want to have surgery done. Most family members want to help you become your best self and are willing to listen to your concerns and needs. Your surgeon can even help you explain to your needs to your family so that they can be prepared to help you before and after the surgery.
As with any kind of surgery, there is always a certain amount of risk involved. However, the risk is minimal when dealing with a qualified and talented surgeon because they can evaluate your ability to handle the procedure and they can plan ahead to avoid any risks that you may encounter during the healing process. In fact, you are more likely to get into a car accident than to suffer physical injury from a liposuction procedure. Of course, fears about liposuction are not always health-related. Family pressure, concern about the results and money issues can all make planning for liposuction more complicated. Fortunately, your surgeon and loved ones always want what is best for you and will do their best to make sure that your questions are answered and that you feel confident about moving forward with such a wonderfully transformative procedure!