Liposuction is a popular cosmetic procedure but, despite its popularity, there is quite a bit of misunderstanding surrounding it. Many people have heard common liposuction myths and may believe some of these untruths about the procedure. Which of these liposuction myths have you heard?

Myth: Liposuction Is a Weight Loss Treatment

If you’re looking for a way to drop 20 or 30 pounds, liposuction isn’t the right treatment. Liposuction isn’t a weight loss method but, rather, a way to reshape and contour the body. It is an excellent option for patients who are close to their ideal weight but who also carry fat deposits in stubborn areas like the abdomen, thighs, etc. It can also be used as a complement to other surgical procedures (like a tummy tuck) to further improve the results. Dr. Sato performs liposuction prior to a fat grafting treatment to harvest the fat needed for transplantation.

Myth: Liposuction Can Only Be Performed on the Torso

Liposuction isn’t just for the torso; it can transform the entire body. Some common areas for liposuction include:

  • Chest
  • Abdomen
  • Flanks (love handles)
  • Thighs (saddle bags)
  • Back
  • Hips
  • Knees
  • Calves
  • Upper Arms
  • Neck
  • Chin (double chin)

If you have stubborn fat in a localized area, ask Dr. Sato if liposuction can help you.

Myth: Liposuction Can Eliminate Cellulite

Liposuction isn’t an effective cellulite treatment. If you have cellulite, better options are available. Dr. Sato often recommends Cellulaze for patients struggling with cellulite. This is a minimally invasive, laser-assisted cellulite treatment that liquefies fat and releases the fibrous bands that cause dimpling. Cellulaze is one of the most effective cellulite treatments available—much more so than liposuction.

Myth: It Is Impossible to Gain Weight After Liposuction

Liposuction can improve the shape and contours of your body, but that doesn’t mean you can forego eating right and exercising. If you want to look your best, liposuction should be part of a healthy lifestyle. You can still gain weight after liposuction and significant weight gain can and will lead to new fat deposits.

Are you ready to discover your best body with liposuction? Call and schedule your consultation with Dr. Sato today.