5 Reasons to Consider Liposuction

5 Reasons to Consider Liposuction

Over 300,000 liposuction treatments are performed each year in the United States, making it the most common cosmetic surgery procedure

Also known as lipoplasty, liposuction uses a special suction tool to remove bothersome and stubborn fat from specific places, like your midsection, arms, hips, thighs, or neck.

At Matthew J. Lynch, MD, in East Windsor, New Jersey, Dr. Lynch and his team offer liposuction for good candidates to help you attain the physique you desire.

Here we explore five reasons to consider this popular cosmetic treatment. 

1. It helps where lifestyle changes haven’t

Liposuction isn’t meant to help you lose weight, but to do away with fat that won’t budge despite a healthy diet and regular exercise. If you’re close to your ideal body weight and have some muscle tone, you may be a strong candidate. 

During your procedure, your provider eliminates fat that’s stuck around, regardless of your lifestyle changes, to create a physique you’re happier about.

2. It contours your body

When you lose excess pounds, they don’t necessarily dissipate equally throughout your body. Many people who opt for liposuction are bothered by disproportionate weight in different places.

You may have slimmed down your abdominal area, for example, but still have bothersome fat around your back or thighs. Liposuction can take care of that issue.

To take your contouring results further, you can also combine liposuction with another cosmetic procedure, like breast reduction, breast reconstruction, or tummy tuck.

3. You won’t need lengthy downtime 

Thanks to advanced technology, today’s liposuction involves a recovery time that’s quite short, compared to conventional surgery. Within several days of your procedure, you might be able to resume your regular daily activities. 

During those immediate recovery days, you may notice swelling and moderate soreness, which can be helped with over-the-counter pain medication or gentle use of ice packs. You’re likely to be pain-free around the one-month mark.

To make sure you heal comfortably and well, you receive a special compression garment or bandages to wrap around the treatment areas. 

4. Your results are permanent 

Once fat cells are removed, they can’t grow back. In other words, your liposuction results last for good. Since you can still gain weight that causes existing fat cells to expand, make sure you keep up your healthy dietary and exercise habits. 

Prioritizing positive sleep habits and managing stress can also help keep your weight in a good place.

5. It can boost your body image

The last thing you want to think about while you’re out with your loved ones or at work is your body’s perceived “flaws.” By doing away with fat pockets that distract you from what matters most in life, you can feel more present.

While liposuction won’t address deep-rooted body image issues linked with an eating disorder or depression, it can help you feel more confident about your appearance. Our expert team can help determine if this treatment is ideal for you.

To learn more about liposuction, call our office or use our website to request an appointment with Dr. Lynch today.

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