Despite the vast number of fitness regimens and diet books, millions of people retain body fat no matter what they do. While lifestyle changes can improve some issues, large fat deposits often remain and cause them discomfort. Many turn to plastic surgeons who solve problems quickly using liposuction. They insert devices under patients’ skin and extract fat. Patients see immediate post-surgery results that improve over time. The changes in their bodies can last a very long time.
Patients May Enhance Their Body Shapes
Many people schedule surgical fat removal so they can correct issues that give them unattractive shapes. For example, they might have accumulated back or abdominal fat that makes them look heavier than they are and make it nearly impossible to find clothes that fit. Even removing fairly minor amounts of unsightly fat can have a dramatic improvement on a patient’s self-confidence, which increases their well-being.
Surgery Can Resolve Some Medical Conditions
Although many people choose surgical fat removal for cosmetic purposes, it is also used to correct medical conditions. Surgeons routinely remove lipomas, or fatty tumors. Surgical fat removal is a common treatment for lipodsystrophy, a metabolic disorder. Patients with the condition have excess fat in some areas of their bodies and none in others. Most patients who have surgery lose at least 10 pounds, so their overall health improves. Fat removal may be used to help those suffering from excessive sweating or chafing in various areas of their bodies. Most patients see an overall improvement in their health because they make lifestyle changes to ensure problems do not return.
Recovery Involves Minimal Discomfort
Plastic surgeons walk patients through every step of their surgeries and recovery, so there are few surprises and only mild discomfort. Patients often describe it as the feeling they have after being bruised. Doctors provide careful post-surgical instructions as well as pain medications and compression bandages. When large amounts of fat are extracted, immediate results are pretty dramatic, but most people are still swollen. Over time swelling decreases and their new, sleeker shapes emerge.
Surgical fat removal has become fairly common as more people choose it to reshape their bodies. The procedure is also used to correct medical conditions that cause accumulated fat to create uncomfortable and unsightly conditions. Post-surgery, most patients are still swollen but improvements become obvious as swelling subsides.