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Myths and Facts About Liposuction

Myths and Facts About Liposuction

With the new year well underway, it’s time to check back in with your goals. If you had physically focused resolutions, you might look in the mirror or step on the scale. How are you feeling?

If you have a specific problem area — like belly fat — holding you back, it might be time to explore liposuction. Here at Zarreii Medical and Aesthetics in Delray Beach, Florida, Dr. Peymon Zarreii can help you understand what this procedure could do for you. 

To get us started, it’s helpful to set the story straight with a few liposuction facts. 

Busting liposuction myths

Before you get liposuction, you should understand it well. It’s a surgical procedure, after all. 

Fortunately, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons can help here. They teed up some of the most common misconceptions about liposuction. We want to highlight a few of the most pervasive myths here. 

#1: Liposuction helps you lose weight

Liposuction targets the fat cells in one specific body area. While it removes the fat in that area, most people only lose around five pounds. 

If your overall goal is to lose weight, not to trim one specific area, talk to Dr. Zarreii. As the author of The Hungry Mind, an exploration of why weight loss plans often fail, he can help you. 

#2: Liposuction is one-and-done

While lipo removes targeted fat cells, the results are only permanent if you maintain them with a healthy diet and regular exercise. 

#3: Liposuction is only for younger women

Actually, this procedure is equally safe for men and women. Your age is only one part of what makes you a candidate for liposuction, so talk to Dr. Zarreii before you assume it is or isn’t right for you. 

Liposuction has evolved

Beyond some of the myths about liposuction in general, you should also know that you have options. Dr. Zarreii can take the liposuctioned fat and use it to smooth wrinkles or fill in the backs of your hands, for example. This is called fat transfer.

Beyond that, Dr. Zarreii may explore relatively new alternatives to liposuction with you. With Kybella®, for example, he can target and destroy fat cells with a series of injections rather than a surgical procedure. 

Depending on your body goals, this may be a less invasive way to reach your desired shape. Kybella comes with no downtime, too, while liposuction generally requires about a week off work. 

All told, you have options. So before you dive into liposuction, take the time to understand it and your other choices. We can help. To discuss all of this with Dr. Zarreii, contact us by calling our office or requesting your appointment online today.

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