The Pros And Cons Of Having Love Handles Removed Via Liposuction

Liposuction is a method by which you can have unwanted fat pockets removed from beneath the skin. It has been around for years, and it can be performed in many different areas such as the abdomen, hips, buttocks, and arms. If you are considering having liposuction to remove unwanted "love handles"  around your hips and midsection, here are a few pros and cons to consider beforehand. 

Pro: The results are instant

There are other, less invasive fat removal methods, but most don't yield instant results. For example, if you have a fat-freezing treatment performed, you may have to wait a few weeks or even months for your body to eject the frozen, damaged fat cells after treatment. With liposuction, the fat cells are physically removed from your body. So, your results are immediately apparent, and you can instantly see how much of a change liposuction has made.

Con: There is some pain during recovery

Liposuction is, technically, a surgical procedure. Your practitioner will make a few small incisions and then insert a tool through those incisions. The tool will suck out the fat cells. Because incisions are made, recovering from liposuction does come with some pain and discomfort. It can be managed with pain relief medications, but it is still something to consider. If you do not deal with pain well or can't take a few days off from work to recover, liposuction may not be a good choice for you.

Pro: Liposuction has been improved and perfected over the years

Liposuction is not new. Doctors have been performing the procedure for decades, which means they have had a lot of time to perfect their techniques. Many doctors these days offer ultrasound-guided liposuction, which allows them to remove fat more precisely. This is a big advantage when it comes to "treating" love handles since there are a lot of sensitive organs and tissues in the region. 

Con: Liposuction does not tighten the skin

After you have your love handles reduced via liposuction, you will likely have some loose skin in the area. It will tighten up over time, but not always to the extent you'd prefer. As such, some people have skin tightening surgery or a nonsurgical skin tightening procedure after liposuction.

To learn more about liposuction, meet with a surgeon who offers this treatment. They can tell you more about the expected results if you were to have your love handles treated.

Contact a liposuction treatment service provider for more info.