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3 Reasons Why Liposuction Might be Right for You

Liposuction isn’t for everyone. Here are three healthy motivations to decide if plastic surgery is right for you.

1. You are Content with Your Weight

liposuctionLiposuction is not a cure for obesity. However, if you are content with your weight and just want to reshape your body, liposuction might be right for you.

Remember, liposuction doesn’t change your overall health and can’t make up for poor nutrition or lifestyle choices. Liposuction also isn’t a great idea when recovering from pregnancy or menopause because weight fluctuations are common.
If you’re not just recovering from pregnancy or menopause where great weight fluctuations are common, then liposuction might be a good choice for you!

2. You Have a Healthy Lifestyle and Want to Balance Your Body Proportions

Many people have dramatic weight loss stories, but find that there’s just one last pocket of stubborn body fat that won’t leave. If you have a healthy lifestyle and maintain a constant weight, liposuction can be a good way to get rid of that last stronghold of fatty tissue.

Liposuction is most effective at:

  • Sculpting your body shape
  • Carving contours
  • Creating more pleasant proportions

Liposuction is a tiring surgery, and can hurt for up to a week. Swelling usually diminishes within the first 3 weeks, but you may not fully recovered until up to six months later.

If you already have a lifestyle that keeps you at a consistent weight or body size that you are happy with, but still can’t lose those last few pounds, then liposuction can be a good option for you.

3. Breast Reduction for Men

Gynecomastia is fairly common among men. Enlarged breasts are a natural part of male physiology. Liposuction is one of the simplest and cheapest ways for men to reduce their breasts. As long as they are at a consistent weight and are healthy, a liposuction procedure can permanently reduce their breasts to more acceptable proportions.

If you’re looking to get a liposuction for enlarged male breasts, you should look for a qualified, experienced surgeon. Research their liposuction methods and schedule a consultation to ensure that they are right for you

There are other surgeries that can reduce male breasts, but liposuction is usually the most cost effective. There are more dramatic surgeries, such as breast reduction or liposculpting, that can also work well.

Liposuction is a great option for many people. There are also other cosmetic surgeries that can help you get the body you want. If you still have questions or concerns, call 908-879-2222 to schedule a consultation today and find out what your options are for a healthy liposuction!

3 Ways to Deal with Post-Surgery Scarring

For plastic surgeries, whether it be a liposuction, face lift, breast implant, or even a scar fix there is potential for scarring. Professional surgeons minimize the visibility of scarring, and there are some things you can do as well.

  1. Minimize Exposure
    While your body will take care of itself and heal its wounds, if can leave blemishes. To help your body heal well,post surgery scarring limit the following:
  • Sunlight
  • Dryness
  • Skin tension
  • Excessive movement

Healing skin is especially vulnerable to UV rays and will discolor differently than the healthy skin around it. Dryness and scabbing are also another conductor for scarring – moisturize your scar with Vaseline or lotion that’s been approved by your doctor.

If you stretch the skin around your wound, you open up the possibility to expanding the wound itself. Try to keep your healing skin as relaxed as possible. This includes not moving too much because if you jolt the skin unintentionally, you can open the wound further.

2. Obey Your Doctor

After your procedure, you will be given instructions and advice about recovery. Obey the rules the Dr. gives you! They telling you these things to help you heal.

Treat your wounds according to your doctor’s instructions. Cover your incisions with Vaseline and bandages. Apply pressure to your wounds as directed by your doctor.

Talk to your doctor about what you should do if you are concerned about visible scarring.

3. Embrace Your Scars

The scars on your body tell the tales of your most trying moments. We’ve only begun to remove scars very recently – for thousands of years, scars have been markers of personal achievement or failure.

Despite your best efforts, scars rarely disappear completely. Let your scars remind you of the choices you made and let them be conversation starters.

Don’t let scars affect your body image. If you chose to have plastic surgery, then you already made the choice to love yourself and do what you can to boost your confidence. Scars show that you have healed, overcome, and moved on.

If you’re concerned about scarring after your surgery, be sure to talk with your doctor at your first consultation. Dr. Weinstein can give you advice and share from his experience. Call 908-879-2222 to schedule an appointment and learn more about plastic surgeries and dealing with potential scarring.

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