Myths & Facts – Liposuction

Myth: Most common cause of Obesity is excess food intake.
Fact: Most common cause of Obesity is hereditary. Other contributory factors are excess food intake, lack of activities, alcohol, hormonal changes etc.

M: Number fat cells are increased in Obesity.
F : The number of fat cells neither increases nor decrease but the size of fat cell increases. The size of the fat cell is increased in obesity and it is shrunken following proper exercises and balanced diet. The size of the fat cell increases on stopping the exercises.

M: Starvation or less diet is the way to decrease the Obesity.
F: Starvation or less diet causes nutrition deficiencies; thereby it is not the healthy way to tackle the obesity. Exercises to some extent are helpful to tackle the obesity. Sometimes exercises may be inadequate or practically may not be possible in severe Obesity.

M: There is a recurrence of Obesity following Liposuction.
F: Liposuction removes 80-90% of the fat cells in the given region thereby the results are permanent. The only precaution people need is moderate exercises and balanced diet to take care of the remaining 10-20 % fat cells.

M: Liposuction causes weakness.
F: Energy lies in the muscles. Removal of fat by Liposuction gives better contour and benefit of weight loss thereby, the person feels energetic than before.

M: Liposuction is the main way to lose the weight.
F: The aim of the Liposuction is the removal of excess and unwanted fat cells thereby contouring the given part with the bonus of weight loss. Liposuction combined with balanced diet and exercises will help to achieve the required weight loss.

M: Liposuction at one part will decrease the fat cells at another part.
F: Liposuction reduces the number of fat cells in the given part only.

M: After Liposuction excess fat accumulates in other regions.
F: Fat cells cannot multiply nor shift to other places. Only the negligent clients can have fat deposits in other parts. Liposuction does not have any relation to that.

M: Liposuction increases the risk of excess internal fat / Cholesterol
F: Internal fat reduction (Cholesterol) is possible only by exercises and balanced diet. Liposuction decreases only external fat and thereby motivates the person to go for adequate exercises and thereby reduces the risk of internal fat.

M: There is a lot of side effects / Complications following Liposuction.
F: Liposuction done by experienced Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon reduces the side effects to the bare minimum.

M: There is a lot of Anaesthesia problems following Liposuction.
F: Anaesthesia given by experienced anaesthetist decreases problems to the bare minimum.

M: Liposuction is a temporary solution for Obesity.
F: Liposuction coupled with balanced diet and exercises will have permanent good results.

M: Whole body Liposuction can be done at one stage.
F: Whole body Liposuction cannot be done in one stage, it requires staged liposuction at intervals.

M: Liposuction requires prolonged hospitalisation.
F: Liposuction is a day care surgery and the person can resume normal activities within 2-3 days.

M: Liposuction leaves behind Scars.
F: Liposuction is done through tiny holes (3-5mm) through hidden areas thereby leaves behind inconspicuous dot scars.

M: Liposuction can be a problem for future pregnancies.
F: Obesity is a hurdle to becoming pregnant. Since the Liposuction reduces the Obesity thereby increases chance to become pregnant.

M: Liposuction cannot be done in Diabetic patients.
F: Fat cells consumes a lot of hormones especially insulin. Diabetes patients with Obesity have difficulties to control diabetes as most of the insulin is utilised by fat cells. Liposuction reduces fat cells & thereby insulin is shifted for better control of blood sugar, in turn, controls diabetes.

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