Considering liposuction as your body-slimming solution can be a daunting task. Where do you even start? How do you separate the facts from the fiction? At the Liposuction and Cosmetic Surgery Institute, we take seriously our responsibility as Chicago liposuction leaders to provide you with all the most accurate data so you can make a responsible, informed decision. Throughout Chicagoland and Naperville, liposuction clients have achieved their body goals under our care, and we’re happy to share these seven crucial liposuction truths with you. Some of these will definitely surprise you!
1. Putting the “sculpture” in “liposculpture suction lipectomy.”
Try saying that three times fast! Though often shortened to just “lipo,” liposuction’s formal name is “liposculpture suction lipectomy.” While it may not be easy to say, we think the word “sculpture” is very appropriate. When a master sculptor sits down with a piece of marble, she’s not just hacking away at it and discarding leftover junk. The sculptor has an eye for the beauty hidden within her material, and she uses her expertise to bring that beauty to new life. At the Liposuction and Cosmetic Surgery Institute, we pride ourselves in bringing that same artful eye to every patient’s body. With the right hand guiding the process, liposuction can be so much more powerful than just removing unwanted fat. Our skilled surgeons see a work of art within you just waiting to be shown to the world!
Liposuction is the result of years of scientific study and progress. It may not be magic, but we do have magic wands. Cannula, our “magic wands,” are hollow cylinders of varying length and diameter. With larger wands, areas of bulkier fat deposits like the thighs and buttocks are efficiently served, while the smaller, more precise wands can delicately trace the most nuanced contours of your body and face. The result is a sleeker, slimmer you with absolutely minimal scarring.
3. Forget the stigma.
Many prospective liposuction clients worry about the potential stigma of undergoing the procedure. Does it mean I’ve failed somehow, that I’ve let my weight get out of control? The answer is a resounding “no!” Liposuction is not intended as a solution to obesity. In fact, the typical liposuction patient enters the process within 30% of his or her ideal body weight. Liposuction addresses the most stubborn, difficult to burn fat deposits, building for you a bridge from almost there to where you want to be.
4. Your belly’s in good company.
Sure, liposuction can address that unwanted fat in your belly, backside, and love handles, but that’s just the beginning. From head to toe and virtually everywhere in between, there is a liposuction solution ready to craft and tone your body into the masterpiece you’ve dreamed it could be. Once removed, fat cells do not regenerate. The exciting possibilities are endless.
5. Presto, chango!
Well…kind of. If you’ve ever envied the trimmer bodies of the people you pass on the shore of Lake Michigan in Chicago, liposuction has a lot to offer you. For those with less body fat and more muscle mass to begin with, it’s even possible that liposuction can result in overnight six-pack abs and greater all-around muscle tone. If you’re struggling with larger amounts of body fat, of course, transforming into a walking Greek god or goddess will take more time and effort, so be sure to consult with the surgical team of the Liposuction and Cosmetic Surgery Institute to develop solid expectations and a workable game plan. Either way, liposuction is a giant leap in the right direction.
6. The future is now.
Though you notice your friend looks remarkably trimmer and more vibrant as you dine together in downtown Naperville, liposuction never comes up in the conversation. Little do you know that your friend’s new body is the result of pioneering advancements in lipo technology. Groundbreaking laser and ultrasound techniques are now used to minimize invasiveness and put your recovery time on the fast-track. Though yelling at your most stubborn fatty areas never does the trick, ultrasound taps into the power of sound waves to liquify fat cells, while laser-assisted liposuction does the same with heat, often greatly increasing the body area that can be served in a single treatment.
7. Aren’t you going the wrong way?
Since the goal of liposuction is the removal of excess material, it can be surprising to experience the injection of fluid as part of the process. “Why are they adding to me instead of subtracting,” you may think. Fluids may be added to increase the effectiveness of anesthesia or to provide a catalyst for dislodged fat to move on its way. Depending on the amount used, injected fluids can remain in place for up to 72 hours, but there’s no need to worry. The fluid will dissipate, and you’ll see the breathtaking results right away.
As you consider whether liposuction is the right choice for crafting your body into its magnificent potential, you owe it to yourself to have all the relevant information. The vision in the mirror should be the only surprise you experience! For more information, we invite you to contact us at the Liposuction and Cosmetic Surgery Institute today.