Liposuction And The Common Misconceptions About It

Setting realistic and practical expectations for patients is one of the biggest issues plastic surgeons have to deal with on a daily basis. No one should expect miracles and should understand the confines of cosmetic surgery completely. But it is still important, to be honest, and plain about all the possible and realistic outcomes of plastic surgery procedures.

Out of the different popular forms of plastic surgery, it seems that liposuction Tijuana gets the most number of misconceptions as to what it can and cannot do.

Take a look at the following things liposuction cannot do for you. 

Liposuction Doesn’t Get Rid of Stretch Marks 

Did you know that stretch marks are actually scars? Scars that come from your stretch marks happen in the skin’s dermis or the layer right below the epidermis or the skin’s topmost layer. Once these occur, stretch marks may lighten but will not completely disappear. 

Liposuction Doesn’t Tighten Hanging, Sagging, or Loose Skin 

The degree of looseness or laxity of the skin that you got before the surgery will still remain that way after surgery. Unlucky genetics, weight fluctuations, and pregnancy can lead to poor elasticity of your skin. There are times when you may notice sagging of skin worse than before you started as the result of deflation after removing fat. Think of this as something similar to a balloon that has been inflated for some time and is deflated all of a sudden. You cannot expect the balloon to take on the tight shape it originally had. 

Liposuction Doesn’t Eliminate Cellulite

Cellulite is the result of fats that push against your skin and fibers that pull down on your skin. Liposuction Tijuana helps reduce those fats that push out against your skin, yet it will not do anything for fibers that pull on your skin and cause dimpling. This means that liposuction won’t get rid of cellulite and may even make things worse for patients who already have lost skin. 

Liposuction is Not an Alternative to Bariatric Surgery 

Take note that liposuction is not a weight loss procedure but a body contouring process. This fact is important for people with high BMI or body mass index. For someone who is overweight, liposuction can come in handy provided that it is clear that this is not a weight-loss procedure. 

For someone who is obese or morbidly obese, it is weight to consider that there are limits on the amount of fat that could be removed during a single surgery. 

In fact, even after removing a good fat amount, it might not induce a big difference as compared to the overall size of a person’s body so it might not really be that worthwhile. Even when fat has been removed through liposuction, without exercise habits and changes in nutrition, liposuction’s effects can be easily overcome. 

Liposuction is Not an Exercise Substitute 

After liposuction, you have to stay active for your inner and your outer health alike. Increasing your activities can help maintain good results for you.