The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reports nearly 11.7 cosmetic procedures are performed each year. From lipoplasty to eyelid surgery, it’s clear that both surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic surgery procedures are a growing trend for men and women alike. In fact, the ASAPS estimates a 457% increase since 1997, with women accounting for just over 90 percent of all procedures.
While liposuction will take away the extra fat, how you take care of your body after the procedure will determine how long you will keep that slim silhouette. Many people fear gaining weight after surgery, especially since they cannot work out during the recovery stages.
If you thought zapping away unwanted fat cells sounded too good to be true, you may finally be able to melt away those love handles – without a pill, a new workout routine, or even a drastic diet. Thousands of Americans are already checking into their local doctor’s office over lunch break for a quick ‘lunchtime lipo’ session thanks to LipoDissolve, an increasingly popular alternative to liposuction.
While your diet and exercise routine can help you maintain a healthy weight, genetics and your overall body structure determine the distribution of fat and muscle. If you’re not born with ideal proportions, no amount of calorie-watching and trips to the gym will make a noticeable difference to your figure.
Liposuction can be a fairly extensive procedure, especially if you decide to undergo surgery using conventional methods where the entire fat cells are removed with a cannula. Many plastic surgeons around the country are now offering more advanced treatments such as VASER liposelection and SmartLipo that use laser light or ultrasound energy to break down the fat cells before removal. This results in less trauma to the tissues, and a more comfortable experience overall.
Injection lipolysis, also known as LipoDissolve, has been available in the United States for several years but has recently come under FDA scrutiny after several complaints of unexpected side effects. Injection lipolysis is marketed as a “fat melting” procedure that involves injecting a special solution into the fatty tissue to break down the fat cells. It is a non-invasive procedure that can produce results similar to liposuction.
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