Exercising and healthy eating are always the best ways to achieve a slim, toned body. However, genetics, age, and other factors can interfere with your goals and leave you frustrated with stubborn bulges of fat that won’t budge.
If you’ve ever wished you could just suck those pesky pockets of fat out of your body, you’re onto something. Your wish is a reality called liposuction. Although this technology has been around for a long time, it’s become quite popular. In 2020-2021, it took the No. 1 slot on the American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ Top 5 Surgical Procedures list.
It’s also among the most popular treatments available at Dr. Connie Hiers Plastic Surgery & Med Spa in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Hiers specializes in several types of liposuction, including awake or tumescent liposuction, which requires only a local anesthetic and minimal downtime.
Liposuction can significantly reduce fat in specific body areas — something diet and exercise can’t do — but it’s not a substitute for healthy living. In fact, the best liposuction candidates are within 20-25 pounds of their ideal weight yet struggling to cross the finish line.
Dr. Hiers thoroughly reviews your medical history and discusses your aesthetic goals before recommending liposuction. If you’re a good candidate, you’re in for a long list of liposuction perks — here are five compelling reasons to consider liposuction.
1. Liposuction treats a wide range of areas
Liposuction isn’t limited to just one or two areas of your physique. It can sculpt and contour almost any part of your body, from your abdomen, thighs, and buttocks to your arms, neck, and calves. This flexibility means you and Dr. Hiers can customize your liposuction treatments and create the contours you want.
2. Liposuction is safe and effective
Liposuction has been around for so long because it works and it’s safe, but that doesn’t mean anyone can get it. You have to meet the criteria first, such as being near ideal weight, having elastic skin, and being in good overall health.
It also doesn’t mean any doctor can perform liposuction; it’s safest and most effective when performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Hiers.
3. Liposuction delivers fast and permanent results
One of the most attractive benefits of liposuction is the quick results. While you may have some initial swelling after your procedure, you’ll still notice a change in your body’s contour immediately.
Even better — the results are permanent. The removed fat cells are gone for good and never return, so you can enjoy your new shape for years to come as long as you stay fit and healthy.
4. Liposuction treats certain health conditions
Liposuction isn’t only for looks; it also resolves certain medical issues. For instance, it can treat gynecomastia, where men develop excess breast glandular tissue. Liposuction can also remove fatty lipomas, benign tumors containing fatty tissue.
5. Liposuction boosts your self-esteem and confidence
For some, the best benefit of liposuction is the self-esteem boost they get. You can finally achieve a body contour that feels comfortable and appealing, and your clothes fit well and show off your new physique.
If you’re still on the fence about liposuction, we invite you to schedule a consultation at Dr. Connie Hiers Plastic Surgery & Med Spa to discuss your body contouring options. You can call our office Monday through Friday or use online booking anytime.