Body sculpting procedures are one of the most rapidly evolving segment in cosmetic surgery. Each year, newly-developed techniques are introduced to help men and women achieve toned and well-contoured bodies. In fact, liposuction was the most frequently performed surgical cosmetic procedure in 2013, up by 16.3 percent from 2012.
Despite the popularity of liposuction and similar body sculpting procedures, there are still several myths that stop prospective patients from having the procedure. We list them down below!
1. Body sculpting procedures will help you lose weight.
By and large, body sculpting procedures are not weight loss tools. If you want to lose weight by going under the knife, bariatric surgery may be the procedure you’re looking for. On the other hand, body sculpting surgeries such as liposuction and a tummy tuck are actually procedures that will help you look and feel better after losing massive amounts of weight. Generally, they reshape your body and reduce the appearance of loose, sagging skin and excess pockets of fat after losing weight.
2. Non-surgical body sculpting procedures are ineffective.
This is another myth that just won’t go away in cosmetic surgery. Many people still believe that non-surgical procedures do not provide the same results as their surgical counterparts. The truth is that these non-surgical treatments have undergone years of research before they were approved for widespread use. We encourage our patients to do their research too before deciding on a certain procedure.
3. Fat will come back after the procedure.
The truth is that fat will not come back on the treated area as the fat cells themselves are already removed. However, it is possible for fat to come back in the untreated areas. Let’s say you had liposuction to get rid of your muffin top and love handles. Fat is less likely to return in this area but there’s a huge chance that fat will accumulate in your arms and thighs if you gain weight. Hence, it is important to eat right and exercise regularly following a body sculpting procedure.
Do you have concerns about procedures that require general anesthesia? Do you have accumulated body fat that just won’t budge? Dr. Nowak offers many body sculpting procedures that DO NOT require general anesthesia. From the non-invasive CoolSculpting to the innovative Thermalipo, these procedures remove unwanted body fat and contour your body into the slim and beautiful shape you deserve.
Call us at (619) 420-1840 or fill out our contact form today to schedule your private consultation. We’d love to hear from you!