Reasons to Have Liposuction - It's Just Not for Your Hips, Anymore

Published: 15th April 2009
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So many people have issues with their body image, their weight, their size, that many are struggling to find just the right "something" that will help them feel better about how they look and how they feel. Liposuction has come a long way since its introduction to the US in the 1980's. It is now a safe, attractive option for those wishing to change their looks, their future and how they feel about themselves.

The top four reasons why people decide to undergo liposuction procedures are to lose weight, to change their body shape, to have a healthier body, and for men, to reduce their bust line. If you're considering whether or not liposuction is the cosmetic procedure for you, examining each of these four reasons in depth may help you discover the answers that you need.

Liposuction to Lose Weight

Anyone who has ever tried to lose weight and failed knows the effects of weight gain on the self-esteem, the body image and the body itself. That yo-yo effect of repeated gain and loss, gain and loss, is heart breaking and mind numbingly depressing. Liposuction can help, especially large volume liposuction procedures, if you are 30 to 40 pounds or more overweight. Large volume liposuction can decrease the fat deposits on the tummy, thighs, hips, buttocks, love handles, calves, ankles, arms and chest. It typically involves general anesthesia, as the procedures are done on as many as five parts of your body at one time. Large volume liposuction also requires at least an overnight hospital stay, and several weeks of recovery time. The results, though, are well worth it, and noticeably astonishing. As much as three liters of body fat can be removed from any one site at one time. You can seriously reduce the amount of excess body fat you have through a large volume liposuction procedure. You'll almost instantaneously see and feel the results of losing pounds of body fat with one procedure. And with the fat cells removed forever, the weight loss in those areas is permanent. Poor eating and exercise habits can pack on the pounds in other areas, though, so you'll still need to be serious about keeping the weight off once the liposuction procedures have taken it off.

Liposuction to Sculpt Your Body Shape

Not everyone has large amounts of body weight to take off. Many of us are stuck with just those last few pounds hanging around on our hips, thighs, buttocks, arms, chin, or mid-section. If that is your case, you are more likely a candidate for lipoplasty, or body sculpting liposuction. An outpatient procedure, lipoplasty concentrates on one area of the body. The aim is not so much to lose weight as it is to redefine the way that area of the body looks. You will lose inches through lipoplasty, but weight loss will be minimal. Lipoplasty is for those areas of stubborn fat - that baby belly you want to turn into a bikini body or that second chin you'd like to see gone. If those love handles refuse to surrender no matter how many trips to the gym you make, if you'd like to say goodbye to those flabby "bye-bye" arms, then a lipoplasty procedure may be just the answer to your problems. Since lipoplasty procedures focus on just one area at a time, if you have several problem areas giving you cause for concern, you will have to undergo more than one lipoplasty procedure to achieve the body image you desire. Lipoplasty is typically done in an outpatient capacity, but does often involve general anesthesia. Concentrating on only one body part at a time, though, reduces the amount of time called for to perform the procedure, as well as reducing the amount recovery time necessary before you are back on your feet again.

Liposuction for Your Health

Carrying around pounds and pounds of excess body weight can have disastrous effects on your health. High blood pressure, diabetes, risk of stroke, heart disease, muscle strain, back ache, knee and ankle strain and other joint pain can all be avoided with a loss in body mass. Liposuction procedures can help to provide the weight loss you need to improve your overall health. As described in the paragraph above, large volume liposuction procedures can remove pounds of unwanted, unhealthy body fat. Those last few stubborn pounds that stand between you and the finish line of your weight loss journey can be removed through more localized liposuction procedures like lipoplasty. Irregardless of the type of liposuction procedure you need, reducing the amount of excess weight your body is carrying around will not only make you look better, but it will make you feel better. And it can help ensure that you have a long and healthy future ahead of you to enjoy your new body, too!

Liposuction for Men

Men often carry a gene that causes them to store excess body fat in the chest area, giving them the embarrassing appearance of a "womanly" bust. When diets and exercise seem to be having no effect on them, guys wishing to reduce their girlish figure to something more sculpted and masculine looking have been turning to liposuction to solve their dilemma and restore their confidence. Lipoplasty is often the answer they are seeking. The localized procedure can permanently reduce the fat deposits in their chests, thereby ridding them of their embarrassing man-boobs. After all, cosmetic procedures aren't just for the girls anymore.

Whether you are desiring to lose large amounts of unsightly, unhealthy body fat, or are wanting to sculpt your way back into that beach body you had years ago, or are a man wishing his chest looked more like a man's and less like Aunt Bea's, liposuction procedures may be the answer for you. Only your cosmetic surgeon can say for sure. Hopefully, though, by now you've garnered enough information to have an intelligent and informed conversation concerning your liposuction choices.NYC Liposuction Surgeons provides information and services on new york liposuction and the surrounding area. Visit us today at for more information.

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