So many people get rid of unwanted fat deposits using liposuction. But there are many others who could benefit from liposuction and who would love its results—yet they do not get liposuction. Often, people who avoid liposuction do so out of fear. Here are four generally unwarranted liposuction fears that keep people from seeking this helpful treatment.
1. Liposuction will leave nasty scars.
You may think that by getting liposuction you are trading unwanted fat for unwanted scars on your skin. However, the scars left behind from liposuction are tiny. The incisions only need to be about 1/4 inch long, if that. If you are careful to apply cocoa butter or shea butter to the scars when they are healing, they will barely be noticeable within a few months. If you're unhappy with fat deposits in certain areas, don't let fear or scarring keep you from seeking liposuction.
2. Liposuction recovery will be painful.
It would be untrue to say that liposuction does not cause any pain. However, the pain is a lot less serious than most people expect. Unless you have it performed on a very large area of your body, you can generally return to work within a day or two of your appointment. Over-the-counter pain relievers will keep you comfortable enough to engage in most activities short of working out.
3. Liposuction will just prompt your body to store more fat in the treatment area.
Do you fear that you'll go through the trouble of having liposuction performed only to have that same place fill in with fat again the next time you gain weight? Contrary to popular belief, fat does not automatically gather in the area where you had it removed. If you gain weight after liposuction, it will be distributed over your body just like before. Yes, you may notice fat deposits in the same areas as before—but not in absence of noticing them in other areas, too.
4. Liposuction is dangerous.
While liposuction is a surgical procedure and therefore does come with some risks, it has been around for a long time, and doctors have had a long time to perfect it. Your doctor will not recommend you for the procedure if he or she does not feel it is safe for you. Most side effects are minor and include swelling and redness.
To learn more about lipsosuction, talk with a physician in your area. Do not let fear scare you away if you're interested in getting rid of fat deposits.
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