If you feel unhappy with the appearance of your body because of stubborn fat deposits that seem impossible to address, liposuction may offer you the solution you desire. This procedure, also referred to as lipoplasty, is a cosmetic treatment used to remove small pockets of fat – not cellulite – to improve the contour of your figure. Rest assured, liposuction is appropriate for a wide variety of body regions. As long as you are at your ideal body weight (or only slightly overweight) and in good health, you may want to consider liposuction. If you never really gave it much thought, Melbourne plastic surgeon Allan Kalus helps you consider some of the signs that this procedure may benefit your life:
1. You eat healthy and exercise, but you cannot address stubborn fat.
If you have lost weight by eating healthy and exercising regularly, you are on the right path. However, sometimes your new, leaner body will become fit for the most part, but areas of fatty deposits remain behind. When your daily efforts are consistent, but you see no change, this is likely a sign liposuction will benefit your life by removing the fat you cannot address on your own.
2. Fat deposits make fitting into clothing difficult.
You are happy with your body but you have trouble fitting into the clothing in your favorite stores. This is not because they do not have your size, but because concentrated areas of fat on your body create a silhouette that does not fit the common mold on which most clothing design is based. For example, if a pair of jeans fit you wonderfully everywhere, but you have a pocket of fat or bulges on your stomach that hang over the waistband, liposuction can offer you the fix you need.
3. You are happy with your weight, but you appear to have a double chin.
If you look like you have a double chin but you are not overweight, you are probably dealing with fat beneath your chin – and possibly on your neck – that you have no way of correcting on your own. Liposuction can remove these fat deposits for a smoother, more youthful appearance that matches the rest of your body.
4. You are working extremely hard toward a contoured body.
Perhaps you work out every day and are extremely focused on not simply maintaining your weight, but achieving a beautifully contoured body. When you’re trying to create visually chiseled arms and abs, but areas of fat refuse to go away, liposuction can provide the full body contouring you desire.
5. You are embarrassed by your appearance because of sagging or bulging body areas.
If you feel embarrassed by your appearance because of areas of fat you cannot target, liposuction can quickly help you regain your self confidence. The way you feel about yourself greatly affects your daily quality of life. If a smoother, tauter physique can improve an area of your life – such as your social, romantic, or professional life – this may be the cosmetic procedure that turns your life around.
6. You want long-term facial contouring results.
Working your face out is nearly impossible – you will not achieve the effects you desire. If you feel that your face looks like it never lost its baby fat, for instance, this may be a sign you would make a wonderful candidate for liposuction. Particularly when you want contouring by removing tissue – not adding bulk with dermal fillers – consider liposuction.
7. You are getting a tummy tuck to remove excess skin as well as fat.
Perhaps you have decided on a tummy tuck to remove skin folds – but you are hoping to remove fat deposits too. This may be a sign that you require a combination treatment, which utilizes liposuction to remove fat, for the smooth, firm abs of your dreams.
Consult a Plastic Surgeon
If you have areas of fat on your body that you cannot address on your own through diet and exercise, you may make a wonderful candidate for liposuction. To learn more about this plastic surgery procedure, consult plastic surgeon Allan Kalus today, and begin your journey toward achieving the body you want.