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There are a lot of myths and legends flying around about liposuction – and many of them are patently untrue. Here at Advanced Lipo Centre, we want to put these rumours to rest, so read on to find out how we debunk the most popular myths regarding liposuction.

Only women get liposuction

Wrong! Though women make up the larger portion of patients undergoing liposuction, the male market has grown rapidly in recent years. Statistics from across the pond say that male procedures are up 43% in the last five years, and with innovations like Vaser, men are using liposuction not just to shed fat, but to help sculpt their body into something more Adonis-like. Liposuction is for men and women!

Liposuction is a quick fix for the obese

Not necessarily true. Liposuction works best for those who are already within 30% of their target body weight – those who are unhealthily or morbidly obese would be better advised to get a gastric band or some other form of weight loss procedure. Liposuction is more about sculpting and shaping nowadays, with many patients altering the contours of their body rather than their overall weight.

Vaser liposuction prices are very expensive

Not always the case! As the technology develops and the treatments become more popular, Vaser liposuction prices fall – when liposuction first became popular, it was a very expensive treatment, but now you can get a high-quality procedure for as little as £1,500!

Liposuction is an alternative to diet and exercise

Definitely not true. Many doctors will only perform liposuction on their clients if they can prove a healthy and active lifestyle. Indeed, the surgeons here at Advanced Lipo Centre always advise patients to take up exercise before they undergo the procedure, to ensure muscle tone and shape when the fat is removed. It’s important to remember that lipo is a purely aesthetic procedure – it should only be used in conjunction with a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle, or the results won’t be as prominent.

Liposuction is the most popular form of cosmetic surgery

Okay, you’ve got us on this one… this is true! Liposuction is far and away the most popular form of plastic or cosmetic surgery, largely because of the way it’s developed. In the past, it was a fairly invasive and drastic way to shape the body, but new developments nowadays mean that it’s minimally invasive, with small recovery times and excellent results. As the technology progresses, we expect even more people to turn to this wonderful sculpting option.