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If you're considering slimming down an area or areas of your body with liposuction, you've likely surged the web and space well into researching the procedure.

But, like everything on the web, some information can be misleading and even scary. On the flip side, a bunch of this information can be glossed over, only highlighting the benefits of liposuction without detailing the flaws it may have. If you couple only the good with some miraculous after photos, you may not have realistic expectations about the procedure.

Here are some critical aspects of the liposuction procedures that you may not find online but are ones that you will surely learn during a consultation.

Liposuction Is Not A Weight-Loss Solution

Liposuction should not be considered a slimming solution. First and foremost, it's never recommended that you undergo liposuction if you are considerably overweight. You must be at your ideal weight before surgery so a surgeon can follow the natural contours of your body and properly enhance your shape.

That's why the ideal candidates for liposuction are those that lead a healthy lifestyle, frequently exercise, and eat well. Yet they have stubborn pockets of fat that haven't responded to an extensive healthy routine.

Only so much fat can be safely removed during a liposuction procedure; therefore, understand that the changes that can be made shouldn't be dramatic if you want to safeguard your health.

And just as important, liposuction results are permanent if you maintain them. Fat is an organic tissue that responds to our diet. If you begin eating excessive calories, the fat will expand, making you lose your invested results. 

Liposuction Does Not Treat Loose Skin

Liposuction isn't the treat-all contouring solution for your body. If fat is the issue you'd like to deal with, liposuction will get the job done. 

Yet, if you need to treat loose skin, then tummy tucks, arm lifts, and thigh lifts will be considered more optimal to remove the excess. 

Liposuction can be coupled with these previously mentioned procedures to remove underlying fat and sagging skin, allowing you to achieve your desired results.

That said, the best results from liposuction occur when the skin in the treatment area is smooth and elastic. If it's performed on an area with sagging skin, liposuction can potentially make the area look worse, given that the removed matrix of fat will make it appear even looser.

Liposuction Isn't The Solution For Cellulite

Patients assume that liposuction on their thighs will help with cellulite. That's not the case because cellulite develops when fibrous connective bands trap small pockets of subcutaneous fat, causing a dimpling effect at the surface.

Liposuction cannot change this connective tissue, and removing the underlying fat may cause the cellulite to appear worse. Your surgeon will advise you during your consultation and determine if your thighs will be best served by liposuction if cellulite is present.

Recovery from Liposuction Isn't So Smooth

If you think you'll be able to be lying by the pool drinking a cocktail weeks after your liposuction procedure, you're in for quite the disappointment.

Recovery from these procedures takes time, accompanied by swelling and bruising, so you'll be wearing a compression garment for several weeks.

Although swelling eventually subsides from the procedure, it can take several months, and the results will generally be worth the wait.

Schedule Your Liposuction With A Certified Physician

While liposuction is an increasingly common form of surgery within the United States, please take the time to do your research and work with a board-certified physician.

Liposuction isn't a non-invasive procedure that can be done at some spa. It's a surgery that has its underlying risks and must be performed by someone with a medical license.

Having a medical license should be the bare minimum of what you're looking for in a surgeon. Opt for someone with years of experience within the field and, even more importantly, years of experience working in the area where you specifically want to be treated.

Do not jeopardize your results, health, or safety by undergoing surgery by an unlicensed or inexperienced surgeon. The easy way to fall into this trap is to opt for cheaper liposuction than the rest of the competition.

Fat Removal Has Changed For The Better

If you're concerned about liposuction risks and drawbacks, you'd be relieved to understand that the next generation of fat removal is found here at Elite Body Sculpture.

Elite Body Sculpture now allows patients to make changes to their bodies without the use of invasive surgical techniques. Fat can be removed and transferred easily without making large incisions that need stitches, needles, scalpels, or general anesthesia.

Our minimally invasive process and patented AirSculpt® technology allow safe and comfortable results without compromising results quality. The best part is that the recovery periods for AirSculpt® procedures are much shorter than traditional liposuction.

You also won't have to worry about unwanted scarring or significant risks when working with us. Plus, the skin of treated areas is always left tighter than before, and we even offer a dedicated skin tightening ass-on that can seamlessly complement your fat removal.

For more information on how we can help you, call one of our many Elite offices to get started with your free consultation. 

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