Common Misconceptions About Liposuction

Slimming,Concept.,Young,Woman,In,White,Underwear,Demonstrating,Her,PerfectBy now, most people are well aware that liposuction is a cosmetic procedure used to eliminate unwanted fat. However, despite how prominent liposuction has become, there are still several myths surrounding it. Dr. Rick Silverman and the team are here to clarify any misconceptions and ensure you make the right decision.

Common Misconceptions About Liposuction

Myth: Liposuction Is Only for Women

Among the misconceptions about liposuction is that it is a procedure that is only designed for women. Remember that liposuction itself is designed to eliminate stubborn body fat, which can occur to any and everybody. Anecdotally, it may seem like you hear women talk about liposuction more frequently, but you can rest easy knowing that it is a popular and beneficial procedure for anyone.

Myth: Liposuction Can Treat Cellulite

Another misconception about liposuction is that it is ideal for removing all types of excess fat, including cellulite. Unfortunately, while many forms of treatment are available for cellulite, liposuction is not one of them. Since liposuction removes fat, it may help reduce cellulite in some patients. However, many factors can affect the appearance of cellulite, including hormones and genetics.

Myth: Liposuction Can Prevent Fat Deposits in the Future

Liposuction removes fat deposits from the body permanently, meaning these fat cells cannot return. However, liposuction does not prevent weight gain in the future. If you gain an excess amount of weight after you have liposuction performed, existing fat cells can grow, and new ones can develop. As a result, you may see some of the fat you had removed ultimately return. This may require you to have another liposuction procedure in the future. That’s why it’s important to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle after your procedure.

Schedule a Liposuction Consultation

If you’d like to find out more information about some of the major misconceptions that people have when it comes to liposuction, or if you have any additional questions that you’d like to discuss in more detail, feel free to contact Richard Silverman, MD today, or call 617-965-9500 to schedule your appointment now. We have locations in Newton, Worcester, and Boston, MA.

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