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How much do you know about Traditional Liposuction (Myths)

Liposuction, which is a cosmetic technique of removing fat from the body raises many questions, especially to those who may be seeking the procedure for the first time. Ideally, the procedure is suitable for both men and women, but there many myths that surround the procedure.

This article is aimed at discussing the popular myths about Liposuction to eliminate confusion that may fill your head.

First and foremost, liposuction is a procedure where fat is removed from the body using suction. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia and a specialized tool “cannula” is used to suck out the fat from the various parts of the body.

The latest minimally invasive liposuction surgery in India (Laser-Assisted Liposuction) utilizes a laser that emits energy waves into the fat deposits to break the fat down after which it is removed. This procedure is risk-free and leads to the normal production of collagen that will help in skin toning giving one a youthful appearance.

Even though liposuction is a fat eliminating procedure, not all fat is removed from the body since fat is indeed necessary for various functions. The surgeon will only detach the excess fat that causes a sagging body and may tighten the skin at the end of the procedure.

The Myths

A complicated procedure

Liposuction is a surgery and not complicated as many may term it. To an expert, the procedure is technically simple and takes less time depending on the amount of fat to be removed. Just like any other surgery, an infection may occur, so proper postoperative care and treatment must be followed.

The numbers of Liposuction

Approximately 500,000 liposuction procedures are performed in the US annually for different reasons. Many celebrities and common individuals have undergone the procedure to achieve a toned or a more contoured body shape and they are completely happy with the results.

The possibility of fat returning or gaining weight again

In the real sense, liposuction isn’t a weight losing tool, but rather a fat eliminating technique. It is correctly applied on the lipodystrophy accumulations (fat deposits) that have failed to respond to other nonsurgical fat losing techniques.

A healthy diet and normal exercises may help to maintain the newly attained body weight and shape and it will prevent the fat from returning.

It leaves visible scars

Liposuction doesn’t leave visible scars since it is a minimally invasive procedure. A tiny incision is made and a fine cannula is carefully inserted to remove the fat otherwise actresses wouldn’t be undergoing the procedure.


Worldwide, the liposuction surgery cost in India also varies depending on a number of factors and one of them is the amount of fat to be removed. Another is the location that may require expertise such as the facial regions. The procedure is completely affordable to patients, especially in India.

Leaves sagging skin

The procedure may require skin tightening in some patients, especially the obese or the aging individuals due to the low collagen level. But in young patients, skin tightening may not be required unless the patient asks for it for numerous reasons.

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