No one likes to be obese. But modern sedentary lifestyle has resulted in many people getting fat. Excessive weight can lead to a range of health issues. Being fat is also considered unattractive in most cultures and therefore fat people can experience a serious dent in their self-image and self-confidence. The measures people take in order to get rid of the excess fat can range from going on all kinds of diet fads, going through excessive exercise routines and even the surgical options like the popular liposuction. Liposuction can help people get over the physical and psychological drawbacks of obesity.
Following are some of the pros and cons of liposuction.
What is liposuction?
First let’s understand what exactly liposuction is. It is a surgical process by which unwanted fat is removed from various parts of the body. It is a type of cosmetic surgery in which the fat tissues are broken down and ‘sucked out’ of the body. Some of the common parts on which liposuction is normally performed are abdomen, buttocks, thighs, chin, neck, arms, calves, back, etc. So is liposuction safe to be performed and can it actually offer you the benefit of fast reduction of fat without diet and exercise? This is something you should consider well before deciding to go for a liposuction procedure.
Some benefits of liposuction
Liposuction can certainly offer a fast yet temporary effect of making your fat deposits disappear. You look thin and feel good for it. You get the benefit of becoming thin without having to go through rigorous diets or exercise. There are also certain conditions in which liposuction can be beneficial such as benign fatty tumors known as lipomas, a condition called gynecomastia which is characterized by an abnormally large breast in men, certain metabolic issues related to fat, excessive perspiration in armpits, etc. Liposuction can certainly help shape up certain areas of the body by removing the local fat deposits.
Risks involved in liposuction
Although liposuction works for shaping up small areas of the body by removing excessive fat in them, it can be a risky procedure if you want to use it as an option to reduce your overall obesity. If you regain your weight after it, those fatty deposits are likely to return in bulges. There are many other problems that can be witnessed after a liposuction surgery. Some of the effects may include temporary swelling and soreness in the area, a loose, baggy skin, permanent color change of the skin in the treated area, and even damage to nerves and tissues under the skin due to the ultrasound treatment.
Some serious complications
Although it is a very rare possibility, liposuction can lead to death if a large portion of fat is removed from the body all at once. This risk can increase many times for obese people with some other serious health issues. Fat or blood clots may get carried to the lungs during liposuction and can be life-threatening. Sometimes injection of excessive fluids can lead to fluid build-up in lungs. Infections, toxic reactions, damage to internal organs like the spleen, are other possible risk factors that make liposuction something you should give a second thought to.