Due to its popularity, a huge chunk of the liposuction as a body-contouring procedure is highly understood. However, there are several misconceptions out there concerning the procedure which often mislead men and women who are interested in going under the knife. The idea of fat coming back or redistributing to other areas of the body after an Inland Empire liposuction is one of these misconceptions. A new study, however, refutes this myth.
Better Understanding of Fat Distribution
In a study published in the Obesity journal, Dr. Richard Swanson and his team investigated the cases of 294 patients who had either liposuction alone or in conjunction with a tummy tuck from September 2003 to November 2006. “Fat cells neither return to treated areas nor get redistributed to untreated areas of the body after liposuction,” the study reveals.
Furthermore, Swanson explained, “Previous studies have evaluated small numbers of patients and used imprecise measuring techniques, limiting their power to reliably detect changes. Our study included a sufficient number of patients and used precise measurements, making the conclusions highly reliable. Patients can be reassured that their improvements will last and they need not worry about putting weight back on disproportionately.”
Other Misconceptions About Liposuction
Apart from fat returning after liposuction, other misconceptions regarding the procedure include:
1. Liposuction is just a cosmetic procedure. In truth, liposuction has its medical benefits due to its weight loss effect. With reduced fat levels in your body, you reduce your risk of blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes. Also, less fat in the body may improve one’s self esteem as well as one’s level of energy thus you may be more motivated to exercise.
2. Liposuction equates to a weight loss program. As opposed to this popular belief, liposuction is highly recommended when you have actually done both exercise and diet revisions to lose weight. It is also important for you to modify your lifestyle through diet and exercise after the liposuction.
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