Why Is Liposuction So Popular?
Liposuction is the most popular surgical cosmetic procedure of all according to statistical data presented by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. As reported by this source, nearly 400,000 liposuction procedures were performed in 2015 alone, with liposuction vastly outranking all other procedures for both men and women. What makes liposuction so popular? Liposuction offers substantial benefits for body contouring that can help men and women achieve their aesthetic goals and improve their quality of life.
The Major Benefits of Liposuction
Once you recognize the following benefits of liposuction, it is not surprising that men and women everywhere continue to flock by the thousands to plastic surgery practices worldwide for liposuction treatments.
- Targeted Body Contouring: Liposuction can target and remove fat from nearly anywhere on the body, including the abdomen, waist, hips, thighs, knees, upper arms, face, and neck. Wherever your problem areas are, liposuction can minimize them.
- Minimal or No Scarring: Unlike other surgical procedures, liposuction requires only very minor incisions that are hidden in inconspicuous places. Consequently, you can immediately eliminate unwanted fat through surgical means and have minimal to no scarring at all.
- Multiple Areas of the Body: Liposuction can remove fat from multiple areas of the body in a single treatment. You do not have to wait to undergo multiple procedures over several months but can enjoy your results altogether right away.
- Improves Diet and Fitness Results: Diet and exercise can greatly improve body shape, but some areas simply hold onto stubborn fat regardless of how intensely you work out. Liposuction can eliminate stubborn fat pockets to reinforce the results of a healthy lifestyle and give you the contoured body shape you want.
- Better Clothing Fit: Almost everyone has areas of their bodies that don’t seem to look as flattering in certain types of clothing. Instead of having to get every piece of clothing you own personally tailored, you can personally tailor your body with liposuction so that your clothes fit you in a better and more flattering way.
- Permanent Results: Unlike yo-yo diets, liposuction permanently eliminates fat from the body. As long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle to prevent new fat gain, your liposuction results will be permanent.
- Improved Quality of Life: Enhancing your body shape with liposuction can also improve your physical comfort, emotional comfort, and overall well-being. Liposuction can even help women in need of breast reduction achieve a more proportional appearance and reduce the back pain, shoulder grooves, and other downsides of having oversized breasts. This procedure can also help men with overdeveloped breasts achieve a more masculine chest contour, thereby significantly reducing social anxiety and boosting psychological well-being.
- Motivation for a Healthier Lifestyle: Liposuction should be reserved for those who have achieved a stable and healthy body weight. Undergoing liposuction and seeing the results of your improved body contour can provide the greatest motivation to continue your healthy lifestyle and maintain your attractive results.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Larry Pollack regularly performs liposuction to help patients reap the rewards of this enormously beneficial procedure. To learn more, request your personal appointment by calling (858) 450-9100 or by completing our online contact form today.