There’s no denying the soaring popularity of plastic surgery. In fact, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery revealed in their recent figures that Americans spent the largest amount on plastic surgery last year since the Great Recession of 2008. Yet, we have noticed here at our practice that a huge number of our first time patients still believe in the body contouring myths we have outlined below!
- Liposuction will help lose weight. By and large, liposuction is a procedure designed to remove excess pockets of fat in certain areas of the body such as the arms, abdomen, and thighs. Keep in mind that liposuction is ideal for individuals who have lost weight but are still left with isolated areas of fat that have been resistant to a combination of diet and exercise. Bariatric surgery is the appropriate treatment if you wish to lose weight via surgical means.
- Body contouring procedures will require longer hospital stays. This is entirely untrue. There are various types of body contouring procedures out there and not all of them require longer hospital stays. In fact, patients who undergo a tummy tuck or a Brazilian butt lift here at our practice generally return home shortly after the procedure.
- The results of body contouring are only temporary. Although the results of body contouring surgery may not be permanent, this doesn’t mean that results may be also fleeting. Majority of our patients who have had body contouring procedures were able to maintain the astounding outcomes of the procedure by building consistent habits in their diet and physical activity.
Your Personalized Body Contouring Surgery Plan
Dr. Malamet and the rest of his team believes that there is no one-size-fits-all in plastic surgery. By and large, a meticulously customized body contouring surgery plan will be created for each patient who wants to get rid of excess skin and isolated pockets of fat after massive weight loss or childbirth.
Call us at 818.380.3130 or fill out this contact form to set up an appointment with us! Dr. Matthew Malamet serves patients from Encino, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, and surrounding areas. We look forward to helping you achieve dramatic outcomes with subtle changes!