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5 Things You Should Know About Liposuction

As in the pandemic periods that come with COVID-19, a sedentary lifestyle causes an increase in obesity and an increased interest in liposuction surgeries. So what should we know about liposuction?

First of all, let’s learn briefly what Liposuction is. Liposuction is generally applied to certain areas such as the waist, hip, belly, inside of the legs and jowl, in order to better shape the body lines. Here are five facts you must know about liposuction.

Liposuction is NOT an alternative to diet and sports

One of the most common misconceptions is to see liposuction procedures as an alternative to diet and sports. However, before liposuction procedures, it is stated that patients should have a balanced diet and movement pattern in order to be healthy and to lose their excess weight.

Liposuction is a body contouring surgery

Liposuction is literally a body contouring surgery. These surgeries aren’t performed for the purpose of losing weight. Removing five liters of fat from your body doesn’t mean that you will lose five kilograms of weight. Because the reflection of the liter as a kilo isn’t exactly the same. Liposuction is performed to eliminate regional protrusions or deformities in body lines.

Liposuction doesn’t remove your stretch marks

Human skin consists of two layers. There is a thin layer called the epidermis on top and a thick layer called the dermis below it. Stretch marks in the skin occur due to rapid weight gain, drug use, or structurally. Stretch marks or cracks occur when the thin skin layer on the top remains intact, while the thick elastic layer on the bottom is torn, and a cracked appearance is formed from the outside. With liposuction, the crack formed in that area cannot be treated by removing fat from the bottom. In other words, the cracks that existed before the degreasing process will continue to remain after the process.

Your cellulite doesn’t disappear after liposuction

Liposuction is definitely not a cellulite treatment. After this procedure, the appearance of cellulite will not decrease. Because the orange peel appearance, especially on the legs, is formed by a different mechanism other than fat accumulation. If your skin quality is not sufficient, the appearance of cellulite continues after the operation.

Pay attention to diet and sports after liposuction

After liposuction, the statement “I had my fat removed anyway, no matter what I do after this” is not true. Since 80-90% of the fat cells in the liposuction area are removed, lubrication doesn’t occur easily in that area. However, it is a fact that the way patients gain weight has changed. While the weight gain of a patient who has liposuction in the waist region doesn’t affect this line much, it can cause the fat in the hip or belly region. For this reason, it should be kept in mind that people may gain weight again and experience lubrication problems after the operation.

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