Most women are aware of cellulite - they’re familiar with the cottage cheese bumpiness that appears on the backs of people’s hips, thighs, and behind. It’s unsightly, and no one appreciates it, but what is it exactly, why do people get it, and what can you do about it?
Previously we’ve discussed some common misperceptions about liposuction, particularly the ideas that liposuction is a form of weight loss or that it will eliminate having to maintain a healthy weight after the procedure is done. It is important to note that the results of a liposuction procedure are typically long term when patients follow the proper guidelines and do not gain significant weight later on.
One of the common impressions people have about liposuction is that it is a magic answer to being overweight. People often think that losing weight can be accomplished simply and easily via surgery, either bariatric or liposuction. But for people who are truly overweight or obese, liposuction is not the answer, and it’s important to understand why.
We are all familiar with weight loss in America - both the successes and the failures. Unfortunately for many people, even the most disciplined, diet and exercise will not get rid of the last layer of stubborn fat that remains. To accomplish that they will need surgery; however, patients who are considering liposuction as a way to fix their figure problems want to know that the procedure will have long-term positive effects.
Many people who are not satisfied with the appearance of their abdominal area wonder about the options they have for improving or revitalizing their bodies. Here we will explore the differences between some of the more common plastic surgery procedures: liposuction and the abdominoplasty or, as it’s more colloquially known, the “tummy tuck.”