Liposuction is one of the best known cosmetic procedures that is performed today but there is a great deal of misunderstanding over what liposuction actually involves. Many people are vaguely aware that it involves the removal of fat from the body, and for a while was in vogue among the rich and famous as a miracle weight loss surgery. Since then, its reputation has suffered from a great many misperceptions about its safety profile and efficacy.
Consistently, however, scientific enquiry has supported the notion that liposuction is a safe and effective procedure for eliminating the most stubborn fat in the human body.
Contrary to the view that many people hold of liposuction involving fat being drained from the body for an immediate effect, it is in fact the case that liposuction is a procedure that takes quite some time to complete, it can be anything from weeks to months.
It is also not a fix-all cure for obesity. Patients must be within 30% of their goal weight in order for liposuction to be an option. Patients often have a number of questions when first presented with the idea of undergoing liposuction; this is because misconceptions about the nature of the procedure persist despite the evidence.
The infographic below, offers 10 quick facts about liposuction to put patients minds at ease and to answer some of the most common questions and concerns that patients have upon being referred for the procedure. The more you know about the procedure beforehand, the less you are likely to worry about it. Having a positive attitude going in is an important part of the process.
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