Many of us struggle with unwanted fat bulges and bumps as the years go by. They can occur around the midsection, legs, and upper arms and persistently stay in place. Some people turn to shapewear garments to smooth out trouble spots, while others hide their bodies with loose clothing. Many men and women would like to trim these problem areas via liposuction but are unsure if they’re ready for surgery.
If you’ve had these same concerns about your body contouring options, you might be wondering if you’re ready for liposuction. At my Paramus practice, the following are 4 common issues I discuss with my patients.
Diet and exercise are no longer working.
It’s important to remember that liposuction isn’t a weight loss procedure. However, sometimes diet and exercise alone aren’t enough to slim down. You may experience a plateau even if you regularly go to the gym and eat healthy, nutritious foods. If you’re close to your goal weight, liposuction can help shrink lingering problem areas and give your body a sculpted finishing touch.
Your shapewear doesn’t do enough shaping.
Garments like Spanx® work by compressing your rolls into a smaller, contained area. Sometimes this technique may not be enough, depending on the shape and location of your fat deposits. Liposuction creates more dramatic results by permanently removing the fat cells from trouble spots. It can also work on parts of the body that shapewear items can’t easily cover, such as the arms, neck, and knees.
You’re tired of feeling uncomfortable in certain clothing.
Nobody likes getting ready each morning and disliking what they see in the mirror. You can wear loose clothing to disguise the shape of your body, but you deserve to wear outfits that make you feel confident and happy. Liposuction solves this problem, naturally contouring your body by removing fat and defining your silhouette. You’ll no longer have to hide behind oversized shirts and can instead enjoy form-fitting clothing.
You’re ready for a long-term solution.
Shapewear results only last as long as you wear the garment. Baggy clothes only hide the shape of your body and don’t solve the root of the problem. You may be ready for liposuction if you’re tired of overthinking outfits and complicated fad diets. Liposuction permanently removes fat cells and allows you to enjoy your body as it is—no hiding or worrying required.
In the end, choosing liposuction is a very personal decision. Discuss your body contouring options with your doctor to find the right procedure for your needs.
Browse our before and after photos to see examples of real liposuction results. If you’re in northern New Jersey and would like to learn more about treatment, please request a consultation online or call (201) 967-1212.