Three myths about liposuction

Posted on September 18, 2014 by

A lot of misconceptions surround liposuction, with many people unclear about what it does, how long it lasts and who is a good candidate. Here are some common myths about the procedure:

Myth: It’s OK to get liposuction from someone other than a plastic surgeon.

Liposuction is a surgical procedure. You should only get liposuction from a board certified plastic surgeon who you trust, in a reputable operating center. This is not the place to try to cut costs — your looks, health and life could be at risk. 

Myth: Liposuction is only for people who are significantly overweight.

Specific recommendations will vary on a case-by-case basis, but typically, the ideal candidate for liposuction is actually at or near their ideal weight and have a healthy lifestyle. Liposuction is intended to target specific stubborn areas of fatty deposits that just won’t come off with diet and exercise alone. For example, if you are in good shape but just can’t seem to get rid of your love handles, liposuction might be perfect for you. 

Myth: Liposuction is not permanent.

Many people believe that liposuction is temporary, with fat that has been removed growing back over time. This is not true: Fat cells that are removed during surgery are gone for good. However, it is still possible to gain weight in the remaining fat cells. That’s why it’s important that patients continue to exercise and eat healthily after their procedure. 

If you are interested in getting liposuction in Miami, contact Christopher Craft, M.D. As a reputable, experienced and board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Craft can meet with you to discuss your aesthetic goals, determine which specific procedure is right for you and help you get the body of your dreams! Call Christopher Craft Cosmetic Surgery today to schedule an initial consultation. 

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