Liposuction is not something to take lightly; it’s a great option for hundreds and thousands of people, but signing the form to undergo the surgery isn’t just like buying a low-fat yoghurt at the supermarket.
While the media are happy to portray liposuction as an option for people too lazy to diet ‘properly’, this just isn’t true; anyone who has ever undergone the procedure knows very well that it isn’t simply chosen because it’s the ‘easy’ option. Choosing to go through with liposuction is actually one of the hardest and bravest decisions that many people can make.
The truth is, liposuction is a last resort; of course we would all rather just eat more salad and go running every week, but it doesn’t always work that way. Many women – and men – simply struggle to shift the pounds naturally, and not because of their lifestyles, either. Metabolism is a mysterious thing.
Liposuction also helps to ‘spot’ lose small amounts of weight; no matter how hard you diet, you can never choose where the pounds are going to come off. If you’re sick of always losing weight from your breasts and never enough from your bum, then liposuction is really the only solution. Of course, it’s no replacement for a good diet and exercise, but it complements your other efforts.
Angela Chouaib, MD and founder of Secret Surgery Ltd, says that “Most of the patients who come to us to talk about liposuction have already done the research, and already know what to expect from it. Unfortunately, it’s often people outside the industry – reporters and critics – who don’t bother to find out what liposuction is really for. It’s not easy, and it’s not lazy; it’s just one of many solutions to an all-too-often seen problem.”