Just about everyone has heard the term liposuction. It is a term that is used in movies, television, popular music, and in the news. There are a lot of misconceptions about what this procedure is, what it can do, and who it can help. At its core, this procedure is a surgery designed to remove fat. Its purpose is to remove small amounts of fat with the goal of reshaping the body.
Liposuction is a body contouring procedure. It is good to distinguish body contouring procedures from weight loss programs. A body contouring procedure like this is designed to remove fat cells from the body. When fat cells are removed from the body, they do not grow back. This is different from a weight loss program. When a person uses a weight loss program, the number of fat cells in their body stays the same. The difference is that diet and exercise causes the size of the fat cells to shrink. This is why a person loses weight.
Liposuction is not designed to treat individuals who are obese. An individual who is looking to counteract obesity may want to consider other options, such as gastric bypass surgery. This procedure is designed to help an individual who is close to their healthy body weight to get rid of stubborn pockets of fat that they have been unable to get rid of with diet and exercise alone.
What Areas of the Body Can Be Treated?
Liposuction can be used on almost any part of the body. It is frequently used as a way to address abdominal fat, fat on the hips, as well as saddlebags. However, it can be used to reshape a person’s jawline, give them a more defined profile, get rid of excess fat on the neck, remove excess fat from the back, address love handles, create a more contoured waist, remove excess fat from the buttocks, as well as address excess fat around the inner thighs.
Liposuction is a tool that has helped millions of individuals around the world to take control of their appearance. It has helped people who have battled with excess pockets of fat that they have not been able to get rid of regardless of their diet and exercise routine. Would you be interested in learning if this procedure could work for you? If so, feel free to reach out to the educated staff at Boulder Plastic Surgery in Boulder, CO. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!