Plastic surgery gets a bad rep despite how it yields beautiful, natural-looking results with less complications than you’d think.
Liposuction is a surgery, and surgeries inherently have risks. That doesn’t mean it’s dangerous, however. Liposuction is actually very safe if you visit a board-certified surgeon. Here are the pros:
- Give you the ability to target even small areas for personalized treatment
- Can improve your appearance and confidence
- Easily combined with other procedures, such as a tummy tuck
- Offers immediate results
- Provides permanent fat reduction
- Reveals muscle tone and improves your figure
What about those cons? These risks are more apparent in cheap surgeries performed by non-professionals. The need-to-know risks are:
- Healing time, as it limits what you can do for up to six weeks
- Potential reactions medications like anesthesia
- Rare complications such as thrombophlebitis or pulmonary embolism
- Temporary side effects such as swelling, numbness and bruising
Are There Any Alternatives to Liposuction?
As you can see, liposuction has more benefits than it does risks, but what do you do if surgery doesn’t feel right for you? Non-surgical body contouring might be ideal. These alternatives to liposuction include CoolSculpting, UltraShape, and more.
Non-surgical body contouring offers benefits such as a surgery-free experience without anesthesia, prolonged downtime, scarring, chance of infection, and more. That being said, it can take longer before you see results, which may not be as dramatic as liposuction results.
Does liposuction hurt?
Liposuction surgery itself is not painful. As long as anesthesia medications are used and the operation is performed in an accredited surgical facility by a board certified plastic surgeon, liposuction should be a relatively pain-free experience
Can fat come back after lipo?
Fat Can't Grow Back By removing fat cells significantly improves the aesthetics of the treated area. Once fat cells have been removed through liposuction, those cells cannot grow back, and we cannot develop new fat cells