3 Important Things to Consider Before Choosing Liposuction
Liposuction is a great way to refine your physique, but there are some things you need to consider before proceeding to treatment…
Are you thinking about taking the leap and undergoing liposuction to help sculpt your body? Are you sick of ‘holding back’ and just want to jump right in? At Macquarie Cosmetic Medicine in Sydney we understand your feeling associated with ‘just wanting that perfect body’ and how ‘you want that body now’ but, as with any cosmetic surgery, it is VERY important you first ask yourself a few key questions before taking the plunge. We have outlined these questions in this article to help you better understand whether liposuction is truly in your best interests.
1. Why do I want liposuction?
This is incredibly important and is the very first thing you should be asking yourself. If your answer includes:
- I want to impress someone
- I want dramatic results
- I want to be skinny
Then liposuction is most likely not for you. Liposuction at Macquarie Cosmetic Medicine is used to help those who are already close to their goal weight achieve refined curves and a physique they have worked hard to achieve. Liposuction should be considered for YOUR OWN benefit, not for the benefit of anyone else (ie. impressing someone or doing it because someone told you to). Liposuction is also used to refine, not to dramatically enhance. Those undergoing liposuction should not expect dramatic results but more subtle results that influence their SHAPE, not their WEIGHT.
2. Is liposuction really for me?
Before deciding on liposuction it is important to understand whether you are a suitable candidate for the procedure. If you are:
- Close to your goal weight
- Someone who has realistic expectations
- In good overall health
You may be an ideal candidate for liposuction treatment. At your consultation our elite cosmetic surgeons will assess your condition and inform you as to whether liposuction is within your best interests.
3. Do I want to lose weight or change my shape?
Liposuction is all about refining the shape, NOT about changing the number on your scales. If you want to lose weight, it is important to first try diet and exercise as recommended by your GP or qualified health practitioner. Liposuction actively changes your shape by eliminating fat cells that DO NOT GROW BACK, and as such can provide a permanent solution to your shape. However it is important to know that while we can remove some fat cells, the ones that are left over can still expand if the patient follows a poor diet – meaning your shape can still revert back to what it once was if the patient is not careful.
If you are considering liposuction, it is important to ask yourself these above questions to gain a greater insight as to whether this procedure is right for you. At Macquarie Cosmetic Medicine we always want to provide our patients with high quality results that last, and will assess your condition and fully inform you about all aspects of treatment so you can make an informed decision.