When it comes to plastic surgery, one of the best pieces of advice we can give is to keep your expectations realistic. The problem is that many people don’t have a good frame of reference for what “realistic” is.
Realistic expectations for lipo will depend on various factors, including your starting point, the type of lipo you are getting and any treatments you might use to enhance your results. However, there are a few key facts that can help guide you in establishing the right vision for how you’ll look post-procedure.
Liposuction Isn’t Weight Loss Surgery
The goal with liposuction is to contour the body so you are thinner and have smoother lines. It eliminates excess fat that isn’t shrinking with earnest diet and exercise efforts.
While you might see the number on the scale go down, it won’t move by much. Plus, you’ll need to stick to a good diet and exercise routine to maintain your results.
Liposuction Targets Specific Areas
Another factor that plays into your liposuction realistic expectations is that the procedure only helps the targeted areas. While there is the option to address more than one area at a time, the fact is that liposuction won’t cause global slimming.
If you want thinner arms, you need arm lipo; if you want to slim the inner thigh, that’s where you need to target the fat cells.
Liposuction Doesn’t Tighten Skin
Finally, you need to keep in mind that lipo will remove fat but it cannot tighten the skin, at least not on its own. If you already have sagging skin or are worried about it after lipo, you’ll need to add on an additional procedure — either surgical skin removal or a non-surgical alternative.
Are you ready to move forward with getting lipo? Turn to Dr. Campanile. Call our office at 303-345-7476 or fill out our contact form.