Liposuction has become an iconic and widely recognized treatment for its ability to eliminate stubborn fat and enhance the contours of the body. Plus, it’s so versatile that it can be used on nearly any area of the body. The benefits are obvious, but one question remains: should you get liposuction? Let’s take a look at a few of the questions you need to ask yourself before considering this treatment.
Have You Tried Diet and Exercise?
If your goal is to lose weight, then patients are encouraged to try diet and exercise before pursuing liposuction. Diet and exercise are more affordable than a surgery, and because they require consistent effort, many patients find the results much more rewarding. However, this isn’t a method that works for everyone. Some patients are able to achieve the majority of their weight loss goals, and find themselves left with small areas of stubborn fat that just don’t seem to go away. If you’ve plateaued and these efforts are no longer working, you might consider liposuction.
Can You Handle the Cost of Treatment?
It’s important to be prepared for the cost of a surgical procedure, especially because liposuction is considered a cosmetic procedure and is therefore not covered by insurance. Before considering treatment, be sure to assess your finances to make sure you can afford treatment without putting financial stress on your life. To combat some financial stress, we offer flexible financing options. This is also important considering how liposuction will affect your ability to work following treatment.
Can You Take Time Away from Work and Other Responsibilities?
As with any surgery, it’s important to be able to rest and recover following liposuction. Most patients are encouraged to take at least a week away from work and other obligations, and should plan on avoiding strenuous activities for at least a month. The stress of working can hinder your recovery and jeopardize your results. However, keep in mind that the extent of your surgery can increase or decrease your needed recovery time.
Have you decided if liposuction is right for you? If you still need help deciding, or if you’re ready to get started with treatment, contact us today to schedule your consultation at The Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center of Texas. We are proud to offer liposuction and other body sculpting treatments to help patients look and feel their best.