Liposuction is basically a technique in cosmetic surgery which breaks up and “sucks” fat from various parts of the body – arms, legs, chest, buttocks, abdomen and back. They insert an instrument called the cannula which removes the fat under the skin.
Sounds easy right? Is it a long-term solution? Read more to find out.
1. Liposuction is not a weight loss method and definitely does not cure obesity.
It’s a surgical contouring or shaping procedure to help lose a few inches in targeted areas of the body. It achieves by making you look slightly skinnier, but it does not “suck” the risks of overweight or obesity along with it. The healthier way to lose weight and shape up is to lose your body fats and build lean muscle.
2. Liposuction surgery may not be for everyone.
Liposuction is only suitable if you are healthy, in good physical condition, have tight, elastic skin and it has to be done by a reliable plastic surgeon.
Individuals with health problems could interfere with their healing process. However, if you are already one step ahead of others by being healthy and staying in good physical condition, there is no need for liposuction in the first place.
3. The risks tied to liposuction
With any major surgeries, there are always risks, such as bleeding and a reaction to anaesthesia. Three most possible complications are:
(a) Contour irregularities – your skin may look bumpy, wavy or withered due to uneven fat removal, poor skin elasticity and unusual healing. Damage beneath the skin may give skin a permanent spotted appearance. These irregularities and damage may be permanent.
(b) Fluid accumulation – Temporary pockets of fluid may form under the skin and need to be drained with a needle.
(c) Kidney and heart problems – shifts in fluid levels as fluids are being injected and suctioned out may cause potentially life-threatening kidney and heart problems.
The risk of complications increases if the plastic surgeon works on larger surface area of your body or doing multiple procedures in the same operation.
4. Liposuction is not a sustainable way to maintain your desired body shape.
Fats can return fairly quickly if you don’t know how to maintain the right calorie intake and healthy metabolism through good nutrition and effective exercise. Let’s say you’ve perform a liposuction surgery and extremely satisfied with how you look and how much you weigh.
But, if you’re going back to what you normally eat, you’ll be going back to square one again. Multiple liposuction surgery is not going to benefit your health as well. Like Jim Rohn’s wisdom: “We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons.”
5. Know your body
For weight loss to be sustainable, you need to understand your body composition and what effective dietary and lifestyle habits and exercise routine you can adopt
Just like picking and choosing the right clothes, you need to know which colour and clothes suits you best. That comes the same with effective dietary and lifestyle habits that your body suits best in. But how exactly do I figure that out? Effective personalised coaching.
Personalised coaches are there to analyse and offer you the best dietary and lifestyle habits that make your body function the best. Not only do you lose weight at the end of the process, but attain and develop healthy lifestyle habits that you’ll obtain for life.
To find out more about personalised coaching and what they can offer you, contact Coach Karen +65983802760