While some people may think of liposuction as a woman’s thing. Recently, however, it’s increasingly becoming a man’s thing too.
With the number of people deciding to rid their bodies of fat through liposuction increasing, it is interesting to note who these people are, and where they are getting it.
Seeking liposuction is something people do because they are unhappy with a certain part of their body. They may lack confidence in certain clothing or situations because they don’t want that part of their body to be seen.
By getting fat removed from problem areas such as the abdominal area, back, knees, thighs, hips, buttocks or other part of the body, they will look slimmer, which can increase confidence in every situation.
Men and women don’t decide to have liposuction in the same body areas, however. Men are more likely to want fat removed from their abdomen, thighs, chin, and especially the chest.
Removing fat from the chest is usually because of a common condition called gynecomastia, or male breast enlargement. Women, on the other hand, usually choose to have fat removed from their abdomen, buttocks and back.
Liposuction and Weight Loss
The most common misconception related to liposuction is that it is a good way to lose weight. While someone can look slimmer and lose inches after liposuction, it shouldn’t be used as a weight loss tool. It should only be used as an assist, in conjunction with a person’s existing healthy lifestyle.
In some cases, healthy eating and exercise aren’t enough to rid the body of fat in certain places; liposuction can accomplish this. Once liposuction is performed, people can keep the inches off by following a healthy diet and consistent exercise plan. If they go back to eating unhealthy or allow themselves to gain weight, the fat will come back.
Doing More with Liposuction
The goal of liposuction is to remove fat from areas you don’t want it in. However, you can do much more with the fat removed from your body.
Once the fat is removed, it can be processed, and then injected into another part of your body for enhancement. Perhaps you want a natural breast augmentation, Brazilian butt lift, or permanent lip augmentation.
As part of the aging process, you may find you’ve lost some of the fat in your face, but you can replace it with the fat removed during liposuction, a procedure called facial fat grafting.
It’s also possible to have your fat stored at an FDA-registered laboratory facility such as American CryoStem. Research is showing that adipose tissue-derived stem cells may start being used for everything from preventing diseases to the treatment of them.
We are a Network Provider for American CryoStem and can help you get started with storing your fat for future cosmetic or medical use. Harvesting and storing your adult stem cells as soon as you can, and in optimal conditions, will ensure that you have it available if you ever need it.
For more information about liposuction, fat grafting to the face or body, and adipose (fat) tissue stem cell storage, contact our highly-qualified New York plastic and cosmetic surgeons in Manhattan or Long Island for a complimentary consultation.
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