Let’s face it, though, not many professionals can spend extra hours in the gym to carve out the body they want. Occasionally, everyone needs a little help, and aesthetic and cosmetic procedures can be just that! But before you cross them off, get the facts straight about some common medical aesthetic myths.
Myth #1: “Liposuction means weight loss.”Weight loss can be tough for professionals who find themselves sitting a lot. Fueling your body with exactly what it needs can be challenging. When liposuction is suggested for quicker results, too many brush it off since they hear liposuction doesn’t last.
Liposuction is not a permanent means for weight loss. Liposuction only contours the body by eliminating fat. However, gaining weight can put the fat back on. If you’re worried about gaining back all the weight, post-liposuction care includes consistent exercise and healthy diet.
Another form of liposuction is Vaser Liposuction or VASERlipo, which is a minimally invasive technique that takes out unwanted fat cells in areas such as the abdomen, hips, thighs, arms, back, knees, neck, and chin. The procedure leaves important tissues largely undisturbed. Treatment involves making tiny incisions into target areas and a device that emits ultrasonic waves is inserted to break down and liquefy fat cells. The fat cells are removed and the incision is stitched up. Post-treatment, a heavy dressing is applied and the patient will wear a compression garment. The treatment has been clinically proven to improve a body shape, leaving skin smooth and even.
Myth #2: “Breast augmentation looks fake.”Let’s get real ladies, as we age and advance in our profession, skin sags, and that one well-fitted office outfit isn’t as flattering, or that low-neck shirt just doesn’t do justice anymore.
When breast augmentation became popular, women preferred larger breast enhancement procedures. However, a majority of women still want natural-looking breasts, so doctors will take into consideration factors such as placements or a patient’s unique measurements. Thanks to innovations in this area, breast augmentation is not just limited to implants, but fat transfer methods as well.
One form of a breast augmentation fat transfer procedure is the ADR-C Breast Enhancer. It improves the size and shape of breasts, but also removes fat and sculpts other parts of the body as well. The treatment transfers fat from the abdomen, thighs or other problem areas so breasts are fuller and natural in appearance. Moreover, transplanted fat is permanent, offering a long-lasting result. In addition, recovery time is quicker than breast implant surgery and is able to correct breast asymmetry.
Quicker recovery time means you can get back to work in a more reasonable amount of time and feel confident returning!
Myth #3: “Cosmetic procedures are only mostly for women.”
According to a 2015 study conducted by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 27,456 cosmetic procedures were done in 2015 for gynecomastia – or breast reduction for men. In 2000, there were only 20,351 procedures done. These numbers indicate that there are more men opting for cosmetic surgery.
So what exactly is gynecomastia? For men, it’s a pair of oversized breasts that causes physical pain and embarrassment. It is brought about by excess breast tissue such as fat deposits or swollen glands in the chest area. Moreover, this condition isn’t just an aesthetic problem but a medical one as well. Symptoms include tenderness around the breast, swelling of gland tissue and more. The cause of this medical condition varies, including hormonal imbalance and side effects of certain medications.
To alleviate the pain and embarrassment, some men may opt for gynecomastia surgery. The procedure eliminates excess fats and glandular tissues permanently, and also sculpts the area, leaving a defined and masculine appearance. Gynecomastia surgery has helped men gain back their confidence, health and being free of discomfort.