4 Facts to Know before You Get Liposuction

Before having liposuction or any other cosmetic procedure, being fully informed and having realistic expectations is important to ensure you’re prepared for and satisfied with your results. Before deciding to move forward with liposuction, here are some facts you need to know.

1. Liposuction Isn’t “Cheating”

One of the common myths surrounding liposuction is that it’s a cheater’s way to lose weight. The truth is, it’s entirely possible to eat a healthy diet and adhere to an active lifestyle and still have certain problem areas that don’t slim down despite your best efforts. In these situations, liposuction can be an ideal way to target and eliminate stubborn fat and help fine tune your figure.

2. Liposuction Isn’t a Shortcut to Fitness

Liposuction can help sculpt and improve the contours of the body but won’t make you healthy or fit. True wellness and physical fitness come from consistent, healthy lifestyle choices. [pullquote]

Liposuction is intended to remove stubborn fat and improve body contours, not get you ready to run a marathon.[/pullquote]

3. Final Results Will Take Months to Develop

Don’t expect to see immediate results after liposuction. Even though liposuction is safe and highly effective, the procedure does involve some trauma to the body, and a recovery period will occur before the final results can be seen. Although the length of recovery varies from person to person, it usually takes several months for the swelling and bruising to subside and reveal your final results.

4. Your Results Aren’t Necessarily Permanent

Tumescent liposuction remains the gold standard in body contouring because it delivers predictable, impressive results. Although liposuction results can last long-term, it’s important to understand they aren’t necessarily permanent. After liposuction, commit to healthy habits and avoid future weight gain to ensure your results will last.

Dr. Lee B. Daniel, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
244 Country Club Rd
Eugene OR   97401