HOW USEFUL IS LIPOSUCTION AFTER ALL?
by Kate Barmpoia,fitness coach and founder of
Nowadays more and more women turn to plastic surgery in order to improve their appearance and especially shortly before the summer months when liposuction is included in the wishlist of many.Women and men go under the knife dreaming of a dream body without any effort.But how ideal is a liposuction?
A new study conducted in Brazil which is considered as the plastic surgery capital in the world,finds that a few months after liposuction the chances of visceral fat to return, which is characterized as the most unhealthy, increase.To prevent the return of fat, frequent physical exercise is recommended. The researchers divided these women into two groups, one who exercised after liposuction and one who continued a sedentary lifestyle.After four months, the study found, women who lived a sedentary life had a flatter belly, but their innermost visceral fat had increased by an average of 10%. In contrast, those who exercised after liposuction did not show such an increase in visceral fat.It is not yet clear why visceral fat increases after liposuction. According to the Brazilian scientist, this may be due to the fact that the deeper fat store is more active in terms of metabolism than other more superficial ones.Another possible cause is that liposuction destroys the architecture of the superficial fat cells under the skin, so that any new fat added after surgery is redirected to the still intact and deeper visceral fat cells.In addition, liposuction sometimes carries risks, among which:
- Scars: Because the liposuction cuts are so small, they are rarely visible to anyone other than the patient.
- Swelling and bruising: The lower extremities are more sensitive to fluid retention. The swelling goes away quickly. However, the bruises can remain for up to three weeks.
- Hyperpigmentation: Occasionally, the skin may darken in areas where liposuction has been performed. “This is caused by hemosiderin, a pigment that is produced when red blood cells break down,” says Dr. Jewell. “It may take a few months before it recedes.
- Hypersensitivity: It is normal to feel a slight discomfort. Any severe pain is a reason to call your doctor right away.
- Uneven appearance: Irregularities in the contour may appear as the remaining fat “sits”. Frequent massages, topical creams and an external ultrasound can help. “My patients get a lymphatic massage after a week, then in 10 days and again if needed,” advises Dr. Saad.
So maybe we should reconsider whether a plastic surgeon can give us the body of our dreams. The recipe for an enviable body and a clean spirit has been known since forever, and is none other than daily exercise always combined with a balanced diet. Trust your personal trainer and always remember:
NO PAIN,NO GAIN!