For the last year and a half, we’ve all been huddled in our homes staying as safe as possible as we collectively fight a global pandemic. The idea of that is overwhelming if you think about it. Fortunately, as people all over the world are getting vaccinated against COVID-19, most people are beginning to venture out of their homes to examine just how their pandemic hibernation period treated their minds and bodies.
It seems that there are two primary methods that people used to cope with the pandemic. Some used the time to invest in exercise and implement a new healthy diet. They ate out less, cooked healthy food at home, and due to more flexible work schedules they had more time to invest in regular outdoor exercise like walking, running, biking, and more. Many of these patients lost a significant amount of weight leaving them with pockets of stubborn fat they just can’t seem to lose. If this sounds like you, you are an ideal liposuction patient. This outpatient surgery can help take you through the final steps on your health journey to achieve the life and body you’ve dreamed of.
There’s another category of people who instead leaned into inactivity, Netflix binging, and comfort eating to release their anxiety. If, like so many of us, you fit into the second category, don’t worry. There is plenty of time to get your body back to where you want it, and we have the resources to help you along the way. And while you may be a great candidate for liposuction down the line, it’s important to note that popping in for a liposuction surgery won’t counteract the negative habits you have right now.
Liposuction is one of the most common plastic surgeries in the world, and we suspect that it will grow in popularity as people come out of pandemic hiding. It is a short outpatient procedure with the power to completely reframe the way that people think of themselves. We recommend liposuction to our healthy patients who need just a little bit more help to achieve their ideal body goals. So, before you get on the phone to make an appointment, there are a few things you should know about this procedure.
It Is Not An Obesity Cure
The liposuction procedure is not an overall fat reduction technique. Meaning, it won’t erase a little bit of fat from all areas of your body at once. Instead, it targets specific areas in the body. Some of the most popular liposuction areas are the abdomen, hips, thighs, upper arms, and waist. Because of this fact, it is not a cure for obesity. The surgery is meant for patients who are in good physical health and are looking to release fat from problem areas. If you’re intending to get liposuction, start first by committing yourself to a life of healthy habits so that you will have a great foundation to start with. Then, liposuction will take your appearance to the next level.
How You Live Before And After Matters
Your results are not necessarily permanent. This is a complicated concept to explain. When you undergo liposuction, the targeted fat cells are removed permanently. However, nothing is stopping new fat cells from popping up. If you’re going to invest in this surgery, you should be prepared to also invest in living your best life after it’s complete. A return to a life of complacency, overeating, and inactivity will result in a reversal of all of the positive results you worked hard to achieve.
You Will Lose Weight
Not only can liposuction surgery help you achieve your ideal physical appearance, but you’ll also lose pounds on the scale. During a liposuction procedure, your doctor will insert a tube into the area of concern, treat the fat beneath your skin with either a saline solution, laser, or ultrasound, and then vacuum out the fat through the inserted tube. There is a limit to the amount of fat that can be removed during a single surgery. The more fat removed, the higher your risk for complications. The maximum amount that can be safely removed at one time is 11 pounds, which, for most people, is a significant amount of fat loss.
As we begin to define a new normal for our lives we expect to continue to see an influx of patients who are ready to step out into the world with renewed confidence in their appearance. If the pandemic has taught us anything, let it be that life is short and we all deserve to live every day with happiness and confidence. If you are interested in post-pandemic liposuction surgery or have questions about whether you’d be a great candidate for this surgery, contact us today. We would be happy to schedule a consultation with you.