There are many types of cosmetic surgeries—one for almost every part of your body—but liposuction continues to be one of the most popular procedures. In 2016 alone, 235,237 Americans had liposuction, but why is it still so popular when other options such as CoolSculpting® are emerging? There are several reasons, but the main one is that it works. Lipo effectively rids you of those troublesome areas you’ve struggled with for years and offers long-term results.
Some of the other common reasons men and women choose liposuction include:
1. Liposuction Increases Confidence
We live in a very visual world—a selfie culture where the number of “likes” your photo gets directly correlates to how you view yourself. The abdomen and “love handles” are some of our patient’s biggest complaints, and getting rid of those problem spots can drastically increase your self-confidence. When you feel good about yourself, it seeps into other areas of your life such as your career or love life.
2. Lipo Complements Other Cosmetic Procedures
Our board-certified plastic surgeon performs Mommy Makeovers and Bella Body Lifts, both of which involve liposuction combined with another cosmetic surgery. A mommy makeover typically consists of a breast lift or breast augmentation, a tummy tuck, and liposuction. This offers you the best results without any additional downtime to recover. It also reduces your risk of anesthesia complications as you only need to go under once.
Dr. Chiaramonte created the Bella Body Lift when he realized several patients who came in for a tummy tuck to tighten abdominal muscles and get rid of excess skin came back later for liposuction to reach their ideal figure. The Bella Body Lift combines the two procedures, offering a one-time surgery with double the results.
3. Liposuction Removes Fat from Small or Large Body Areas
One of the best aspects of liposuction is that it can address unwanted fat on a wide variety of body areas. While many of our patients struggle with surplus fat in their stomach region, thighs, hips or flanks (love handles), others may want liposuction on their back, arms, legs, or the bra line area. Liposuction can even get rid of the dreaded “double chin” and “cankles.”
A lot of men and women struggle with their natural body shape. Women dream of the “hourglass” figure while men wish for sculpted abs. Liposuction helps those who didn’t win the genetic lottery have their ideal body shape.
4. Improves Your Overall Health
Not only are you more likely to take care of yourself after having costly cosmetic surgery, but you’re also less likely to have severe health concerns later in life. Fewer fat cells mean you could be less likely to develop weight-related health concerns such as diabetes. Additionally, higher amounts of fat have been linked to heart problems.
Like many surgical procedures, liposuction is continuously evolving. You have more options than ever for body sculpting such as tumescent liposuction or SmartLipo™. Thanks to medical advances and emerging technology, our patients can achieve the body shape they want while also requiring less recovery time than before.
If you’re interested in liposuction or any form of cosmetic enhancement, please contact our board-certified plastic surgeon in Maryland today at 301-567-6767 to schedule your initial consultation. Bella Cosmetic Surgery serves clients in Maryland, Washington DC, and Alexandria and Fairfax, Virginia.