Posted: April 20, 2012
Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that can result in a number of cosmetic benefits. The procedure can be used to remove fat from virtually any area on the body, targeting fat deposits that do not respond to diet and exercise. Liposuction can help improve your figure and address some stubborn areas of fat for both men and women.
One common area of concern is the tummy, where men and women both find that fat remains even if a healthy weight is achieved or maintained.
Women also seek to remove fat from the waist–to achieve a more feminine hourglass figure–and from the thighs–to make legs look longer and slimmer. Bra rolls in the upper back are uncomfortable and unattractive.
Men commonly request liposuction for the treatment of gynecomastia–breasts that are feminine in appearance.
Studies have shown that weight lost by liposuction does not have the same health benefits as weight lost through diet and exercise. But liposuction does have the benefit of overcoming one potential barrier to exercise: people who are too uncomfortable with their current body to go to the gym on a regular basis. People often experience increased self-confidence after liposuction which can help them to maintain a healthy weight after the procedure.
As stated above, the primary benefits of liposuction are cosmetic and psychological but they can represent a significant improvement in your quality of life if you are unhappy with your appearance because of stubborn fat deposits.
To learn more about the potential benefits of liposuction, please schedule a consultation with Miami, Florida plastic surgeon Dr. Jon F. Harrell.