If you speak to any medical professional, including those who work in the cosmetic field, everyone will agree that the best way for a person to lose weight is by exercising more and eating less. However, as the many millions of people who have tried to diet and have failed understand, this simple bit of advice is easier said than done. Even when people have a level of success losing weight with diet and exercise, the success is often short-lived. Or it could be that the results are not happening as quickly as they want. Even if a person is able to lose large amounts of weight, there are usually still pockets of weight, especially around the midsection, that are stubborn and all but refuse to disappear. When people realize that diet and exercise are not enough to give them their optimal results, they turn to liposuction.
How Does Liposuction Work?
Liposuction is not designed to remove fat from the entire body at once. Instead, its purpose is to address specifically targeted areas on the body where stubborn fat refuses to disappear. Identifying these problem spots can be done with the help of our medical professional. For the vast majority of people, the areas that need to be addressed include the back, abdomen and thighs. Some people who opt for liposuction have issues in all of these areas. Others may have issues in just one or two of these areas.
During the procedure, our physician breaks up and removes the fat deposits. There are many different forms of liposuction; some use lasers and others use energy waves to dissipate the fat, but they all have the same basic procedure.
Liposuction Versus a Weight Loss Solution
Liposuction is not designed to be a weight loss solution. It is not designed to address problems with obesity, but instead it is designed to help people who are a few pounds over their desired weight lose the excess fat that their body is storing.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
To determine if you are a good candidate for liposuction, talk to our cosmetic medical professional at Southeastern Dermatology, located in Lumberton and also serving the Fayetteville area. We will conduct an evaluation, examining areas of your body that make you unhappy. Our cosmetic surgeon will work with you to create a plan of action, as well as answer any questions you may have about moving forward with this life-altering procedure. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment.