Liposuction Myths Debunked

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Discover your best body with liposuction! If you’re thinking about the procedure, but have some concerns about things you’ve heard, call us and schedule a consultation. There are many liposuction myths and untruths out there; we can help you make an informed decision about this body-shaping procedure.

Liposuction Myth #1 – Liposuction Is a Weight Loss Treatment

Many people believe that liposuction is a weight loss treatment, but it is not. Yes, you may lose some weight, but the biggest benefits of liposuction are the body contouring effects. This procedure can help you lose stubborn fat pockets and obtain your ideal figure. Liposuction is best suited for patients who are close to their ideal weight and not actively gaining or losing weight. These patients often have isolated fat pockets (abdomen, under the chin, hips, thighs, etc.) that make their bodies appear disproportionate. This fat is often stubborn and extremely difficult to lose with diet and exercise alone.

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards proves that stars are just as prone to these stubborn, exercise-resistant fat pockets as we are.

“After having four kids, no matter what exercise I did, the love handles wouldn’t go away!” she dished to Us Weekly about her experience getting liposuction in 2012. “I’m very happy with the results!”

Liposuction Myth #2 – You Don’t Need a Plastic Surgeon for Good Liposuction Results

Liposuction is a complex surgical procedure and should be performed by a board certified plastic surgeon. Many doctors may offer this treatment, but we believe it is best performed by a highly skilled plastic surgeon with skill and experience in liposuction. You don’t want to remove all of the fat in an area. The body needs some fat to retain its natural proportions and shape, and a skilled plastic surgeon like Dr. Coan can help balance fat removal with the fat needed for optimal functioning and aesthetic results.

Liposuction Myth #3 – Liposuction Can’t Be Combined with Other Surgical Procedures

Are you thinking about breast augmentation, but would love a little less muffin top at the same time? Liposuction can often be performed at the same time as other procedures, reducing downtime and increasing your satisfaction with your results. If you’re coming in for a consultation for another procedure and are interested in liposuction, ask us if we can combine the procedures.

Liposuction Myth #4 – Liposuction Results Don’t Last

With the proper care, your liposuction results can remain indefinitely. Once removed, fat cells will not regenerate or return. Of course, you can still gain weight, so it is important to eat right and exercise to maintain your results.

Liposuction Myth #5 – Liposuction Is Only for Women

If you have unwanted fat pockets, ask about liposuction. This treatment isn’t just for women. Last year, liposuction was in the top 5 most popular cosmetic surgical procedures for men, and is one of our most popular male treatments. Men often use liposuction to treat gynecomastia, or excess male breast tissue. Other popular liposuction areas for men include under the chin, lower abdomen, and love handles.

Call today and learn the truth about liposuction. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Coan. In the meantime, check out the impressive results from a few of our liposuction patients in our Before-and-After gallery.

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