Attention moms: When to consider liposuction

Sep 18 2015 - 4:55pm

As a busy mom, it may seem like you do not have time to worry about your appearance. However, sometimes this changes when the kids are in bed, the laundry is done, and the bills are paid. If you are standing in front of the mirror in your room and notice the extra pounds, then they can be difficult to ignore. Nevertheless, despite your busy schedule, you still have a choice when it comes to losing weight and getting back in shape.

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When you have worked your hardest and still have not been able to achieve your desired results, it might be time to consider liposuction. Liposuction is not for everyone, according to Dr. David Caminer, a plastic surgeon in New South Wales. In fact, he reports that the optimum patient is young, has some fat deposits and has skin of good quality. Older people are also candidates if their skin is still elastic and firm. If this sounds like you, you may want to consider liposuction. Here are a few reasons that liposuction might be right for you.

Realistic Expectations

You should only consider liposuction if you have realistic expectations about the results. The most common misconception associated with liposuction is that it is a weight loss program that will make the recipient thin with a perfect body. However, liposuction is not a replacement for good habits like diet and exercise. It is also not a solution that will keep you looking thin forever.

It is important to recognize that you may not come out of the procedure as thin as you expected. Liposuction is not a miracle treatment. It is not a procedure that can entirely rid your body of excess fat, and you will need to maintain healthy habits after the procedure if you want to keep the results. You may also need a tummy tuck to complete the procedure.

Your Weight Should Be Stable

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After you have a baby, your weight can fluctuate as your body returns to normal. When you restore your healthy habits of exercising and eating right, you may be able to lose all of the weight gained during pregnancy. Breastfeeding can also help you lose weight.

Your fluctuating weight is the reason it is important to wait a while after delivery before considering liposuction. Your weight should be stable for better results. Otherwise, you may gain all the pounds back shortly after the procedure.

Make Time for Recovery

You should not plan a liposuction unless you have plenty of downtime for recovery. You will need at least a few days to recuperate before heading to work and several weeks before returning to exercise. As a mom, you will also need to arrange for someone to watch your kids for the first days of recovery. You will not be able to chase your children or get them to do chores.

Control Your Emotions

One of the most important things to remember when considering liposuction is to have control over your emotions. This is not an appropriate time for guilt or the fear of judgment from others. Liposuction is the most popular plastic surgery procedure performed today, and millions have benefited from this treatment.

You should also not worry that you are too busy. If liposuction is something that will make you feel confident and happier, then you will be able to find the time for it. Your negative feelings will disappear as you renew your body and begin to feel confident and happy again.

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