What is liposuction?
Liposuction is one of the most popular elective cosmetic surgery procedures for both men and women. The results of liposuction are seen almost immediately and can help boost confidence in your appearance. Liposuction is more than just cosmetic surgery – it is a chance to sculpt your body into the figure and shape you desire.
Liposuction is an aesthetic surgical procedure that removes fat by a suction technique. It is better to think of liposuction not as weight removal but as body contouring. Patients are advised not to think in terms of an absolute weight loss but the desired body shape.
In women, the common areas for liposuction are:
In males, the common areas for liposuction are:
- Love handles (male flanks)
Should I get liposuction?
With diet and exercise, fat is lost in proportion to your total body fat content. You do not have a choice where you lose the fat. Women tend to lose fat from their face and breasts before they lose fat in their thighs or stomach. With liposuction, you can choose where you want to lose the fat and what shape you want your body to be.
Liposuction you can also minimize the effects of aging on the body. As we get older, our body fat increases. On average, a 21-year-old male has 13% body fat. But by age 50, the fat content has increased to 26%. A 21-year-old woman has 25% body fat, with an increase to 29% by age 50. Liposuction guarantees that the fat does not come back in the suctioned areas. The procedure removes the fat cells so the weight will not return.
Liposuction can also offer a psychological boost. Patients often see the immediate results of surgery and are encouraged to continue exercising and dieting.
If you are in the Washington, DC, Bethesda and Potomac, MD, Falls Church, Arlington, Fairfax, and Alexandria, VA areas and want to know if you are a candidate for liposuction, contact our office today.
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