In today’s world, looking and feeling good means having a fit, well-proportioned body. However, for many people, this may seem like an unreachable goal. Sometimes even a strict diet or a disciplined exercise program can’t conquer stubborn areas of excess fat. For those who seek a smoother or better-proportioned body contour, liposuction may be the answer.
After puberty we do not create new fat cells in our bodies. People gain or lose weight by altering the amount of fat in each cell. Liposuction permanently removes fat cells to improve the body’s shape. While it is still possible to gain weight after liposuction, it will go to the fat cells that still remain in the body and not selectively relocate to the areas which underwent liposuction.
Liposuction is equally effective in both men and women but is ideally suited for healthy individuals of near-normal weight (liposuction is not an alternative to diet and exercise). While it is possible to undergo liposuction at almost any age, you will obtain the best results if your skin still has enough elasticity and firmness to achieve a smooth contour following fat removal.