Liposuction and Weight Loss

Are you looking to lose weight?  If you are, you may also be looking for a little bit of extra help. Cosmetic surgery is often performed to improve one’s physical appearance, but there are certain situations in which it could actually serve not just as an aesthetic purpose but also a physical health one. These situations often involve those who are overweight or obese.

Liposuction

One of the most sought after cosmetic procedures performed is liposuction. Liposuction is the 4th most popular cosmetic procedure in the world as of 2020  Liposuction is designed to remove excess fat from the body.  Oftentimes, specific “problem” areas are targeted.  Common areas on both men and women include the underarms, the thighs, and the abdominal area. 

Important Factors Before Getting Liposuction

If you are interested in undergoing liposuction, it is important to know that you may not necessarily need it.  Quality cosmetic surgeons, namely the ones you will want operating on you, have strict standards and qualifications for evaluating eligible candidates.  These typically include those of the age of eighteen, in good health, and those who have the desire to lose weight. Good health and the desire to stay on a healthy path is important so that complications do not arise.

Is Everyone a Good Candidate?

Unfortunately, people who are obese aren’t always good candidates for liposuction. This is because only a small amount of fat can be removed at a time. It can be dangerous removing too much fat in one operation.  Another thing to consider is that people who are obese are likely to have diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart problems. All these risk factors increase the risk of complications.  If you are obese, there is good new though.  You may be a candidate for gastric bypass surgery or another similar procedure, like the Lapband.  Your primary care physician may be able to help you determine which surgery you are the best candidate for.

Can Liposuction Help with Weight Loss?

In addition to assisting with weight loss, cosmetic surgery can also be used to help individuals who have lost a significant amount of weight.  If you have lost a lot of weight, like 30 kilos or more, you may have a lot of excess skin just, literally, hanging around.  This may make you feel unattractive and scared to show off your great new body.  It is ironic when this happens though, as one of your weight loss goals was to look good.  Cosmetic surgery, as previously stated, can provide you with assistance.  You can receive a full body lift, unless you have specific areas you would like targeted.  Although there are a number of side effects, including pain and discomfort, you will likely be pleased with the results.

Finding a Trusted Surgeon

As a reminder, not everyone is a perfect candidate for cosmetic surgery.  The first thing that you will want to do is find a reputable cosmetic surgeon who you can feel comfortable will provide you with the best results. Set a date and time for an appointment. A good surgeon will listen to your concerns and make the best recommendations based on your health and goals.

Costs

Before proceeding too far, it is also important to examine the cost. In countries like the USA and England, liposuction can cost up to 20k USD. In Korea you can have a full body lipo done for half that price. For a free and thorough consultation, reach out to Shin Medical.

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