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Liposuction: The Surprising Benefits You Never Knew Existed

For a long time, plastic surgery has been viewed as a set of procedures that only provide aesthetic comfort. But with more studies, some methods have proven to be more than aesthetic. One of the main procedures that are commonly performed worldwide is liposuction. It has consistently ranked in the top five for the past two to three decades.

A reason that liposuction has become popular is that it has benefits that go beyond aesthetics. The main benefit of liposuction that attracts most people is weight loss. However, more advantages can come from the procedure that can improve your health. Some of them you may have never known existed.

Safe Fat Loss

A foremost reason why liposuction is so prevalent is that it is a safe way to lose a significant amount of fat. Many people can spend years trying to lose weight through diet and exercise and fail. It can be frustrating and, most times, damaging to your self-esteem. Liposuction, for this reason, has become a valid option for many people.

Lipomas and Gynecomastia

When you are overweight, you can develop fatty tumors that harm your health. These fatty tumors are called lipomas, and they are usually benign. A plastic surgeon can help rid these fatty masses through liposuction.

Another condition that liposuction can help eliminate is gynecomastia. Gynecomastia is a condition where fat accumulates under a man's breasts, deforming them. It can be an embarrassing condition for any man who likes taking off their shirt.


Some people who are dealing with weight deal with mobility issues. Weight will usually collect in pockets around body parts that can restrict movement. When you receive liposuction treatment, it eliminates fat pockets, allowing you to move better.


It is a chronic condition where lymph excess fluid collects in tissues, causing swelling or edema. This usually happens more in the legs and arms. Liposuction can reduce discomfort, swelling, and pain.

Better Life

When you go for a liposuction procedure, you will lose most excess fat around your body. However, it is not the end of the procedure. Most doctors advise you to maintain your new body weight and keep the fat off. One way to accomplish this is by establishing a new diet and an active lifestyle. You will get a new body and a new way of life that is much better.

Minimal Scarring

You would expect that a procedure like liposuction that eliminates as much fat would leave much scarring. However, this cannot be further from the truth. Liposuction does involve some scarring, but it is very minimal. The surgeon creates only tiny incisions in your body to draw out the fat deposits. The small incisions leave minimal scarring and signs of the procedure.

Fast Results

Liposuction is a procedure that delivers results immediately after it is done. While you may not see the result immediately, you will see the effect of the procedure. After the swelling, you will be in the ideal shape you had initially discussed with your surgeon.

For more on the surprising benefits of liposuction, visit East Bay Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at our office in Oakland, California. Call (510) 451-6950 to book an appointment today.