Media has created a specific image of health and beauty. Slim male and female models pose in front of the camera and everybody else watches, with a mix of admiration and envy. The pressure to look slim and smart has increased in direct proportion with the rise of media during the last few decades.
At the same time, everything else is pushing us to be unhealthy, fat, and even obese. Two most important factors in this push are a sedentary lifestyle and our eating habits. Sedentary lifestyle does not mean that we are doing nothing. Most of us work all day long and go to bed fully exhausted. But most of our work does not involve strenuous physical activity. This work does nothing to make us healthy, slim, and smart. To remain slim and smart, we need to do physical work. As there are often less options to do physical work in our routine, we can make up for this by doing regular exercise.
While sedentary lifestyle is hitting our health and looks from one direction, invent of new processed food is hitting hard from the other direction. We are changing our food in every imaginable way. A large portion of the food we eat today is very different from the food that nature has produced for us, and what humans have been eating for millions of years. Our body does not know these new foods, so, it gets confused, and numerous diseases including heart diseases, diabetes, and obesity emerge out of this confusion.
If you are determined to take care of your health and looks, there is a lot of help available in the form of free information, medical intervention, and cosmetic surgery. In following lines, we will look at some cosmetic surgery procedures, which can help you to achieve a slim and smart figure.
What is liposuction and how can it help?
Liposuction is a body contouring procedure used to extract undesired fat deposits from our body. This is also called suction assisted fat removal. A cannula is inserted in the body and fat is sucked with the help of suction machine. Liposuction is best for removing small pockets of fat from chin, abdomen, breast, and hips.
The difference between liposuction and lipoplasty/liposculpture
The first difference between liposuction and lipoplasty/liposculpture is the sound of it! Lipoplasty sounds better than liposuction, and liposculpture sounds even better. If given a choice between suction and sculpture, which options will you choose? The other difference between these procedures is that lipoplasty or liposculpture uses ultrasound technology to heat the fat before removing. It makes the fat removal process a bit easier and gives reason to the surgeon to use more appealing terms for the procedure.
Candidacy for liposuction
- You should be 18 years or older.
- You should be in good general health.
- You should have fatty pockets available in certain areas of the body.
- You should not have any disease limiting your ability to recover, like diabetes or heart problems.
- You have quitted smoking at least two months prior to surgery.
Areas where liposuction is performed
Nowadays, liposuction can be performed on almost any area of the body. Most commonly, it is performed on abdomen, flanks, hips, thighs, back, upper arm, chin, female breast, and male breast (gynecomastia).
Most patients are able to resume their routine work between 2 days to 2 weeks. The recovery time depends on the ability of the patient to recover, and the extent of the fat removal.
Possible side effects and complications
Side effects are minor undesired effects, which often subside with time. In contrast, complications are severe undesired effects, and may lead to a lot of trouble.
There are minor side effects associated with liposuction or lipoplasty. These include bruising, swelling, small scars, pain, and numbness.
There are some serious, but rare, complications. These include allergic reaction to materials or medication used during surgery, infection, fluid imbalance, and damage to the skin. If an experienced surgeon has performed the procedure, the risk of complications is minimal.
How to get the best results out of your liposuction or lipoplasty?
Liposuction should be considered a help to achieve your overall goals for looking slim and smart. Liposuction works best for people who have learned to manage their weight. Learn to manage your caloric intake and incorporate adequate physical activity in your daily life. Nature has produced a marvelous variety of food with amazing tastes. Try to have food, which are in natural form – less processed means better for health.
Whether it is information about liposuction procedure, or ways to be smart before and after liposuction, our qualified staff is ready to answer your concerns. Feel free to contact us for free online consultation.