Common myths about fat reduction are debunked:
- Liposuction is clarified as a body contouring, not weight-loss, procedure.
- Spot treating with diet and exercise doesn’t sculpt the figure effectively. Removed fat may return with weight gain, and liposuction is a major procedure with potential risks.
- Fat reduction treatments may worsen cellulite, and it’s crucial to consider skin laxity and muscle tone for comprehensive results.
The Top 6 Myths About Fat Removal
MYTH #1 – Liposuction help you lose weight
MYTH #2- You can “spot treat” areas of fat with diet and exercise
MYTH #3- Fat won’t come back after it’s removed
MYTH #4 – Liposuction is a minor procedure
MYTH #5 – Fat reduction treatments are a good way to address cellulite
MYTH #6 – Fat is always the culprit
People focus on the fat and think fat is bad, but other factors come into play with the abdominal contour. Consider the muscles, the fat, and the skin over that fat.
While fat is undesirable, it is important to think about the consequences of removing fat if one has diastasis recti, cellulite or saggy skin – we have seen sufficient cases where skin becomes more saggy after fat removal. For this reason, treatments should not only focus on reducing or removing excess fat but consider options to improve skin laxity and abdominal muscle tone.