I’ve spent several posts addressing what it takes to be physically and emotionally ready to have the cosmetic procedures of liposuction or the tummy tuck. In the next several posts, I’m going to address these procedures respectively and what to expect. We’ll first cover liposuction.
Liposuction is the removal of fat from your body utilizing a cannula (a tube inserted under your skin) to suction the fat from unsightly problem areas that do not go away with weight loss or exercise. Liposuction is a procedure you can have performed in many different areas on the body. From the top down, you can have liposuction performed on your neck, chest, arms, abdomen through waist, hips, back, mons pubis (the area on top of your pubic bone), thighs, knees and calves.
The main reason why people opt for liposuction is because they have problem areas of fat they can’t get rid of with diet and exercise. They don’t like the contour of their body in that area, but no matter what they do, they just can’t get rid of it. For example, many women are genetically programmed to carry some excess fat in their outer thighs, which are often referred to as “saddlebags.” They may find that even at their healthy weight, they still have this area of fat that prevents their pants from fitting well. For such areas, liposuction works phenomenally well in concert with weight loss and exercise.
In my next post, I’ll walk you through the actual procedure and what you can expect the day you walk into the surgeon’s office. In the meantime, learn more about whether pursuing a cosmetic procedure is the right choice for you by getting your copy of, “Making the Cut” available for purchase on Amazon.