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8 Misconceptions About Liposuction Disproven

Edmonton Liposuction | Alberta Plastic Surgery
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  • March 18, 2021

Liposuction is an excellent, popular method of cosmetic enhancement that has been used for thousands of patients. However, in some cases, the reputation of liposuction sometimes supersedes the facts.

Liposuction is one of the most incredible developments ever to be created in cosmetic surgery. The ability to be able to remove unwanted fat deposits from your body has revolutionized the lives of so many people worldwide. Some of the most popular areas of the body that people have gotten liposuction on include:

  • Abdomen
  • Chest
  • Buttocks
  • Hips
  • Rotator cuff injuries 
  • Love Handles
  • Neck/Chin 
  • Thighs 
  • Arms
  • Cheeks

However, your perception of liposuction may be different from the truth. Here are eight myths about liposuction, disproved.

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8 Myths Disproved About Liposuction

1. Liposuction is a weight-loss procedure

This is definitely the most substantial misconception about liposuction. Many patients believe that since liposuction sucks away fat, it is a way to lose weight. However, liposuction only removes localized deposits of fat in small quantities.

Patients of liposuction should be of a healthy weight and looking to get rid of fatty areas that are stubborn to exercise and healthy eating. Even the most substantial liposuction treatments will only remove around 3-10 pounds of tissue. For those looking to lose weight via surgery, bariatric surgery is the more likely candidate.

2. Liposuction is the answer for all unwanted fat

Over the years since its creation, liposuction has grown a reputation as the way to get rid of all unwanted fat. While yes, it is one of the most popular and effective options available, it is not the only one. Depending on the area that you may want to contour your body, some other cosmetic procedures that may interest you can include an abdominoplasty, brachioplasty, medial thigh lift, and so much more! To learn more about the options available to you, contact our team at Alberta Plastic Surgery.

3. Liposuction will remove cellulite

As much as we would love to say that liposuction will remove your cellulite, the reality is that it is not possible. However, liposuction can help to limit the continuation of cellulite growth by removing the soft, underlying tissue that is pushing against the skin and creating cellulite.

4. Liposuction is only for women

This myth has always been somewhat of a puzzle. Of course, liposuction is for men! The desire to remove stubborn fatty deposits is not a gender-specific want. In fact, liposuction is one of the most popular methods of cosmetic enhancement for men! No matter what gender you identify as, liposuction is an excellent way of ridding stubborn fat in areas such as your chest, thighs, arms, back, and so much more!

5. Liposuction tightens skin and removes stretch marks

Liposuction is strictly a method of removing soft fat underlying the skin; it does nothing to impact the surface level skin in any way. In fact, because liposuction removes the quantity of material below the skin, it can sometimes make already-loose skin seem even looser. If the thought of loose skin or stretch marks worries you, there are many other procedures that are designed to tighten skin and create a more toned look, such as:

6. Liposuction is permanent

This misconception is technically true but is misleading. Liposuction will permanently eliminate the fat cells that are suctioned away. However, the fat cells that remain may continue to grow if you do not live an active, healthy lifestyle. This is why it is vitally important to maintain your liposuction results through adequate diet and exercise.

7. Liposuction is an easy alternative

Many prospective liposuction patients think of it as an easy solution to unwanted fat cells instead of eating right and exercising them away. However, this is not true. Liposuction is a serious cosmetic procedure that should never be taken lightly. You are permanently altering your body, which will come with a significant recovery period, and lifelong impacts. Be sure to take time to understand all of the facts, pros, and cons of liposuction before jumping into it.

8. Liposuction has age-restrictions

Once you reach the age of 18, liposuction becomes an option for you. After that, the only restrictions that may stop you from receiving liposuction are health restrictions. No matter what your age is past 18, if you are in good health, liposuction can be an effective method of removing unnecessary pockets of fat.

Contact Our Edmonton Plastic Surgery Clinic For Tailored Liposuction

At Alberta Plastic Surgery, our resident board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Adil Ladak, has provided patients with safe and effective liposuction treatments for decades. Our team is happy to meet with you to discuss your needs, your body, and how we can help you reach your aesthetic goals.

Ready to get started? Contact our team today to book your consultation appointment by calling 780-407-6691 or fill in our online contact form below.



How long will it take to recover from liposuction?

Depending on the extent of the liposuction, you may be sidelined from anywhere between a few days to a couple of weeks. It is most common for people to be able to return to work and light activities within a couple of days.

Will liposuction leave scars?

While the surgical incisions in liposuction are incredibly small and at no more than a centimetre in length, as with any incisions, there is a chance of minor scarring.

Why should I massage my body after liposuction?

The reason that many surgeons recommend lymphatic drainage massages after liposuction is so that your body can reduce swelling, decrease tissue congestion, and improve the connections between lymphatic channels. This will decrease soreness, improve circulation and results.

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