Do you struggle to love the way you look? You’re not alone. Research shows that twenty percent of people feel shame because of their body image. One single procedure may not be a cure-all for negative body images. A lot goes into loving yourself, and while we can’t fix all of it, we can help you develop confidence and fall in love with your shape.
Liposuction, commonly referred to as simply lipo, is a surgical procedure that uses suction to remove stubborn pockets of fat from common problem areas on the body. According to the American Academy of Plastic Surgeons, lipo is the most common plastic surgery post-pandemic. As people all over the world have reentered society, they’ve also had to reckon with the effects that isolation and working from home have had on their workout routines, diets, and mental health.
If you’ve done all that you can to take care of your body and need a little help to get to the finish line, lipo may be the ideal procedure for you. Here are some common things you need to know before you commit to this procedure. If you still have questions after you’ve read through this, contact our office, and we’d be happy to answer your additional questions.
What Can Liposuction Do For Me?
Some people have the misconception that lipo is a weight loss procedure, and that couldn’t be further from the truth. The purpose of lipo is to help patients tackle pockets of unwanted fat that diet, exercise, and other lifestyle changes have been unable to affect. Some of the most common places to have liposuction are on the abdomen, hips, and thighs. If you’ve struggled to target fat in these or other areas, we can help.
A Boost Of Confidence
They say not to judge a book by its cover, but we all do it. And if you carry around extra fat in unwanted places, you know how it feels to wonder how you’re being judged. After living for years feeling self-conscious of your body, a procedure like lipo can be life-changing. Not only will it help you feel comfortable in your body and your clothes, but it can also shift the way you present yourself to the world. We’re always amazed at the confidence that oozes from our lipo clients after their procedures.
A Procedure That Pairs Well With Others
We meet with patients regularly who are interested in combining their liposuction procedure with another treatment. This is a great idea as it minimizes surgeries and their associated recovery times. Some of the treatments commonly paired with lipo are tummy tuck, breast augmentation, and Brazilian butt lift. Together, these procedures up the ante and create an even more beautiful, sculpted look.
Maintaining Your Success
The thing about lipo is that it’s not a permanent fix. If you go in to have your extra tummy fat removed and then go right back to a poor lifestyle where you overeat and underexercise, you will inevitably gain weight back once again. To maintain the look you want, we encourage patients to commit to a healthy lifestyle and build good habits in their lives first. Lipo should be a supporting player in your overall wellness journey. If you have questions about your eligibility for this procedure, feel free to call our office and schedule a consultation with Dr. DeMercurio.
At the end of the day, we want all of our patients to leave our care feeling confident and beautiful, and if lipo is the way to achieve that, we’d love to help. Liposuction is one of several powerful tools we have at our disposal to help our clients achieve their desired appearance. Click here to see a complete list of the treatments we offer. And when you’re ready to take the next big step in self-care, call our office!