Body contouring can sculpt and firm problem areas of the body that may appear flabby even when a person is very fit. Here are six common misconceptions about body contouring.
1. Body Contouring Will Get Rid of Cellulite Forever
There are no permanent cures for cellulite. Although there are many treatments and procedures that can produce long-lasting cellulite reduction, the results are not permanent. Factors like weight gain, aging and genetics can all play a part in determining when cellulite pockets may return. Your results will last longer if you exercise and maintain a healthy weight.
2. Body Contouring Results Are Temporary
How long your results will last varies from patient to patient. If you exercise regularly and maintain a healthy diet, you are more likely to maintain your body contouring results for a longer period of time.
3. Liposuction Is Just for Women
Not true. Liposuction is a procedure that can benefit both men and women. Many people mistakenly believe that plastic surgery is just for women, but male plastic surgery is increasing in popularity. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), male plastic surgery has tripled in the last 20 years with liposuction as the top procedure.
4. Liposuction Gets Rid of Loose Skin
Liposuction is a successful treatment for fat removal and fat reduction, but if you have excess or loose skin, liposuction will not help solve that problem. If skin tightening is your goal, think about procedures like the tummy tuck, thigh lift, arm lift or body lift.
5. Body Contouring Will Prevent Weight Gain
Body contouring will help reshape the body by removing or shrinking fat cells, but the procedure will not prevent you from gaining weight. If you want to maintain your results, you must exercise and maintain a healthy eating regimen.
6. Liposuction Is Equivalent to Regular Weight Loss
Liposuction is a procedure designed for individuals who maintain a healthy body weight through diet and exercise. It is not an alternative to weight loss and is not meant to combat obesity or tighten loose skin.
To find out if body contouring is right for you, contact us for more information or to schedule a consultation. Flannagan Plastic Surgery serves residents of Evansville, Jasper and surrounding cities in the tri-state area of Indiana, Northern Kentucky and Illinois.