Liposuction remains a tried-and-true classic for reducing unwanted fat throughout various parts of the body. But I think it’s so much more than that. I’ve seen the proof in my own liposuction patients in my Mississauga clinic. Here are some of my favorite, and the most surprising, benefits of liposuction.
A Boost in Self Confidence
You know the feeling you get when you’re wearing your favorite outfit, and your hair is doing exactly what you want it to do? Removing a few inches from your abdomen or thighs with liposuction can give you the same feeling every single day. Many of my patients say they’re surprised how something so small can deeply influence how they carry themselves. A little improvement can have big results. Some of my patients also combine liposuction with other body contouring procedures like tummy tuck and breast reduction to create even more dramatic transformations and further boost confidence. Confidence can affect our lives in surprising ways, from romantic relationships to our success at work.
Untroubled By Trouble Spots
It seems like everyone has one area of their body that makes them feel uncomfortable. For many, it’s a “belly pooch.” For others, muffin tops or “bat wings” can have the same effect. Concealing these features can work, but it’s not a long-term solution. When diet and exercise aren’t enough to shrink away the specific areas that bother you, liposuction can help. Imagine never having to “suck in” your gut during a photograph or cover up a sleeveless top with a sweater ever again. My patients love the freedom they feel after liposuction. You can see some of these results my patients enjoy by browsing through their before-and-after photos.
Less Fat Production
Liposuction is one of the only ways to actually reduce the number of fat cells in the body. Losing weight only shrinks them, and you can read more about liposuction vs. losing weight in this related blog post. But because liposuction physically removes the fat cells, there’s less of a chance of re-gaining weight in the same area. This means that your results have the potential to be incredibly long-lasting. Of course, that’s not to say that you can eat whatever you want with abandon after your liposuction. It’s still possible to gain weight in other areas of your body, which brings me to my next point …
Better Habits That Stick
If you’ve ever tried to lose weight, you know the drill: You work hard every day and say no to your favorite foods, but you don’t see the results in the mirror. It’s discouraging, and it causes many people to give up. Body contouring procedures like liposuction are amazing because they offer patients the motivation they need to establish and maintain healthy habits. It’s kind of like getting a new car and keeping it meticulously clean and cared for. It’s easy when it looks amazing in the first place and feels like there are fewer hurdles to overcome before you can enjoy your results.