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Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery is more popular today than ever before and is no longer reserved for Hollywood movie stars. Though still expensive, many plastic surgery procedures have become commonplace and have fewer risks associated with them than they once did. With the obesity crisis in North America and constant pressure from the media to look thin, liposuction has become the most common of all plastic surgeries. However, liposuction is not suitable for everyone. Some see liposuction as a quick fix to help them lose weight without having to exercise or change their diet, but this is the wrong attitude entirely. It’s important for people to realize that liposuction is not a quick fix and is a serious surgical procedure that has many serious risks associated with it.


Liposuction is a medical procedure that removes excess fat from the body. A surgeon makes an incision in the skin and inserts a vacuum tube. The tube is then jerked around beneath the skin to tear the fat cells apart so that they can be vacuumed out of the body. If you’ve ever removed the fat from a chicken before cooking it, you know what this looks like. There are several other liposuction techniques that are used but this is one of the most common. In some cases, people will take the fat removed from one part of their body and inject it into another part of their body that they wish to look plumper. There are limits to how much fat you can have removed by liposuction. You see, your body has a set number of fat cells and when you put on weight you don’t actually produce any new fat cells; instead, your existing fat cells just swell to hold more fat. If you then lose weight and empty some of the fat from those cells, the cells won’t shrink back to their original size. You fat cells will remain stretched even if they’re not full. This makes it much easier for you to put that weight back on because your fat cells have already made room. You’ll often hear people say that they’re on yo-yo diets, where they lose weight but seem to gain it back faster each time. This is because they stretch their fat cells each time they put on weight. Liposuction can help people with stretched fat cells only if they maintain a healthy regimen of diet and exercise. If an overweight person has liposuction but doesn’t change their lifestyle or eating habits, they will have fewer fat cells to store their fat in and these cells will have to stretch even more, making weight loss even more difficult. Liposuction is a plastic surgery procedure that is really intended for people who are fit and healthy but would like to improve their body tone by removing pockets of excess fat.

Choosing a Surgeon

It’s important that you choose your plastic surgeon carefully. If you’ve been referred to a plastic surgeon, be sure to check their credentials and find out how many years experience they’ve had performing the particular procedure you’re interested in. It’s also a good idea to have a look at their work – many plastic surgeons keep before and after pictures of their clients to show to new clients.

Risks and Complications

As with all plastic surgery procedures, there are some very serious risks and complications associated with liposuction that you should consider. Depending on the location and the amount of fat to be removed, a patient will need either local or general anesthetic for the liposuction procedure. This can be risky for people with certain medical disorders, especially heart problems. Because an anesthetic is used, it’s important that the patient be as physically fit as possible. When you have plastic surgery, you also run the risk of not getting the desired results even if the procedure is otherwise successful. For instance, your liposuction surgery may go very well but depending on your body type and how much fat you had removed, you could end up with unsightly scarring or very lumpy skin where the fat was removed, since all fat is not level and smooth. Think of what rolled pastry looks like when you lay it over an apple pie. It’s kind of the same. There are many other risks that come with liposuction and you should be aware of all of them before deciding whether liposuction is right for you


Different liposuction procedures have different recovery times. Recovery time also depends on the individual and the nature of the liposuction surgery. However, there are a few ways that you can help to speed up the recovery process. When you have all that fat sucked out of your body, a large amount of fluid will inevitably go with it. If this fluid is not constantly replaced, your body could go into shock. Even after the procedure, your body will need plenty of fluid to repair itself, so drink plenty of water. Also try to rest and be gentle with the area of your body that was liposuctioned. And most importantly, don’t revert to old habits of poor diet and inactivity. Post-surgery is can be the hardest time to stick to a diet because you’re stuck at home in bed for a while.

Liposuction for Your Arms

Arm liposuction is a fairly common procedure for both men and women. Arm liposuction is used to improve body tone by removing fat deposits from flabby arms. It’s often difficult to tone flabby arms even with a healthy diet and exercise. Many slim people have fat deposits on their upper arms and almost non anywhere else on their body. If you think you’ve got flabby arms and you’re having a hard time toning them, consider the benefits of arm liposuction. Arm liposuction is not ideal for very overweight people but is more for improving body tone.