Southern California is known for its warm weather and beautiful beaches, both of which are good motivation to stay beach-body ready at all times. However, sometimes diet and exercise are not enough. Excess skin and fat on the abdomen may remain, while sagging skin on the arms, thighs or buttocks may be hard to lose. If this sounds familiar, liposuction may be right for you. In this blog post, renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Nirav Savalia of Newport Beach Center for Cosmetic Surgery discusses when liposuction may be appropriate.
You Are 15 Pounds from Your Ideal Weight
There is a lot of confusion out there about whether or not liposuction is a good procedure for weight loss. The truth is, while liposuction can help a person achieve a slimmer, toned figure, it is not meant for weight loss. Liposuction is meant to fine-tune the body by removing small deposits of fat. You are an ideal candidate for liposuction if you are within 30 percent or 15 pounds of your ideal weight. Many patients seek liposuction after losing a large amount of weight through diet and exercise, or after bariatric surgery, to get rid of excess skin and fat.
You Have Stubborn Fat Deposits
If the appearance of “love handles” around the sides of the waist bother you, or if you’re frustrated by flabby skin on the abdomen that doesn’t seem to go away, liposuction may be right for you. The procedure is designed to remove small “trouble spots” around the body that are resistant to diet and exercise. Liposuction is also commonly used to slim down the inner thighs, hips, buttocks and back.
You Are Self-Conscious About Your Body
Having a body figure that is anything less than the perfect can cause a person to have low self-confidence. A person may be hesitant to flaunt their body at the beach because of a “muffin top” or flabby abdomen. If this sounds like you, liposuction can help you reclaim your self-confidence by achieving the beautiful shape and curves you have always wanted. A slimmer, more attractive figure can give you the confidence boost you need to present yourself better to the world.
You Have Realistic Expectations
Before undergoing liposuction, it’s important to understand what the procedure can and cannot achieve. Liposuction can slim and tone the body for a more beautiful, attractive appearance but it cannot completely change your body shape. You may feel more confident about your figure but the procedure cannot make you happier about other aspects of your life. While the results of liposuction are technically permanent because fat cells do not return to the treated area, you may still gain weight in the future. Because of this, Dr. Savalia recommends his patients maintain a healthy lifestyle for long-lasting liposuction results.
Learn More About Liposuction
For more information on liposuction, including the procedure itself and the recovery process, reach out to Newport Beach plastic surgeon Dr. Nirav Savalia. Dr. Savalia has helped both men and women in Newport Beach achieve beautiful, slimmed bodies with liposuction and other body contouring procedures. Schedule your one-on-one consultation today by calling Newport Beach Center for Plastic Surgery at 949-759-0980.