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Liposuction Myths: Debunked!

Think you know about liposuction? Chances are, you know less than you think. There are many liposuction myths, some of which you may have heard. Let’s send these myths packing … keep reading to have the top four liposuction myths debunked.

Liposuction Myth #1 – Liposuction Can’t Give You a Six Pack

Have you been working hard at the gym but find a six-pack to be ever-elusive? Liposuction can find that missing six-pack for you in just two hours. We can achieve a six-pack by performing a procedure known as abdominal liposuction with etching. If you can’t achieve the physique of your dreams, get a little help. Our male patients love this procedure!

Liposuction Myth #2 – There Is Only One Type of Liposuction

When it comes to liposuction, you’ve got variety. To ensure the best possible results for every patient, we offer many different types of liposuction treatments. Each has its unique benefits. Some of the liposuction treatments we offer at Hunstad Kortesis Bharti Plastic Surgery + MedSpa include:

  • SmartLipo- A type of laser-assisted liposuction, SmartLipo improves shape and contour while reducing downtime and scarring. Lose up to a dress size with only 2-3 days of recovery.
  • Abdominal Tumescent Liposuction Using the Hunstad System- For our abdominal liposuction procedures we utilize a revolutionary tumescent liposuction technique known as the “Hunstad System”, designed by our own Dr. Hunstad and used around the world.
  • Syringe Liposuction- If you only need a small amount of fat removed, the syringe liposuction method may work for you. This type of liposuction uses a syringe to suction out fat. Blood loss is minimal, recovery is typically quick, and the procedure is minimally invasive.
  • Ultrasonic Assisted Liposuction- In denser areas we often utilize ultrasonic assisted liposuction. Energy is used to emulsify fat which is then removed using power-assisted liposuction.

There are many types of liposuction … let us help you choose the right one!

Liposuction Myth #3 – You Wouldn’t Need Liposuction if You Exercised More

Liposuction isn’t an alternative to healthy eating and exercise but, rather, a complement to them. It removes the kind of stubborn fat that is resistant to diet and exercise, and contours the body so you can achieve your ideal shape. After liposuction removes your stubborn fat, it’s up to you to maintain your new look by eating right and exercising.

Liposuction Myth #4 – Non-Surgical Options Are Just as Effective as Surgical Liposuction

The gold standard for fat removal is surgical liposuction. Yes, non-surgical options are available (we offer CoolSculpting) but, while effective, these treatments don’t offer the same level of results as liposuction (CoolSculpting can reduce the fat layer 20-40%). With surgical liposuction, your surgeon has complete control over the fat removal and can shape and contour as needed. CoolSculpting is a great option for slimming up before summer but, if you really want a dramatic transformation, surgical liposuction is one of your best options.

Now that you know the truth about liposuction, call and schedule an appointment at Hunstad Kortesis Bharti Plastic Surgery + MedSpa. Discover your ideal body!