It's Best To Approach Liposuction With Realistic Expectations
It's always best to go into any life-altering situation with realistic expectations. Having a good idea of what to expect might take away the novelty, but it can also increase satisfaction with change. Understanding the realities of liposuction ahead of time dispels the perfect body fantasy and gives candidates for the surgery a clear idea of what to expect.
Big expectations can yield big disappointments. Liposuction is commonly thought of as a means to get rid of excess fat from the body. Although this is true, a lot of people misunderstand this to mean that having the surgery can significantly change a person's body. They envision a person walking into surgery with a lot of extra fat and walking out as a supermodel.
This kind of thinking goes along very well with modern pop culture; people expect to get what they want immediately and for the lowest price possible. Why not apply this fast food idea to our bodies too?
Actually, a lot of people try to do just that. Crash diets and diet pills run rampant in modern America as people try to force their bodies to change composition overnight.
But extremes are not good for the body, and doing almost anything extreme to lose weight is harmful. This is true for big liposuction as well.
Liposuction is a small surgical procedure that is actually smaller than most people think. Rather than removing fat from all over the body, it is only actually taken from a relatively small region and only about ten or fifteen pounds at the very most at one time, usually less.
The incisions are only about two-thirds of an inch long, and the surgeon inserts a straw-like cannula and suctions out the fat from a numbed area. Usually several small incisions are made within a small area. (The thighs in some women are an example.)
The result is that the change from liposuction is small and not as noticeable as you might expect. Although the affected area may be thinner and more attractive, the rest of the body will be the same as it was before. It also takes time to recover from surgery and the swelling may prevent results from showing for several weeks.
People tend to be disappointed with their results if they do not have realistic expectations going in. If they understand, though, that the change will be small, satisfaction is more likely.
In short, liposuction is a small procedure that doesn't bring about huge change to a person's body. It's important to learn about how it works before going into surgery. If you're looking for dramatic change, liposuction isn't the answer.
by: Christian Heftel