10 Common Misconceptions About Liposuction

  • Posted by: Dr. Milan Doshi
  • Category: Body Surgery
10 misconceptions about liposuction


Liposuction is a very much admired form of plastic surgery that is preferred all over the globe. Still we see many misconceptions existing about it over the internet. Here we will discuss 10 misconceptions about liposuction surgery and also find out the true facts.

1. It’s An Option to Lose Weight

Liposuction is removing fat cells from specific parts of the body. This is commonly mistaken as weight loss surgery. But this is false as weight loss deals with modifying your gut in order to change the absorption pattern of your food. Liposuction will change and modify your body shape and both small volume and large volume in form of mega liposuction but maintenance of results is the most critical part.

2. Liposuction Takes Care of Cellulite

Cellulite occurs when subcutaneous fat propels the subcutaneous connective tissue bands below your skin this causes those bumps and dimples. Liposuction does not immediately target the connective tissue and only is able to get rid of fatty tissues. Hence liposuction does not remove cellulite.

3. Liposuction Is Not Safe

Advancement in medical science and advancement in various technologies in liposuction have made them very safe with minimal risks which can be further reduced by choosing a board certified surgeon.

4. Liposuction Is Only For Young People

Anyone above 18 years can go for liposuction provided you don’t suffer from lifestyle diseases such as diabetes or heart diseases which severely compromise your safety during surgery and if you are also ready to quit smoking.

5. Liposuction Is Permanent

Although liposuction is permanent i.e. the fat cells which are removed will never come back i.e. the number of fat cells in that section where liposuction was done will not increase but if any fat cells still remain inside the body then they can increase in size.

6. Liposuction Gets Rid Of Saggy Skin

Advanced technology like Vaser liposuction can help tighten skin but it has its own limitations. If any patient has medium to severe grade loose skin then liposuction will only add fuel to the fire and make it worse as the volume gets decreased and the skin sags even more than it was before the liposuction procedure.

7. Liposuction Is Only For Women

Men also undergo liposuction in areas such as stomach, chest, arms etc. Men often undergo gynecomastia reduction surgery so that they can get manly sculpted chest and it is also a form of liposuction. Also can help men get six packs and sculpt their body with the help of liposuction.

8. Liposuction Is The Only Solution To Fat Around The Belly

Liposuction can remove fat from your belly which is pinchable and is called as somatic fat and not the fat that coats your organs as well as that which is hiding below your connective tissue and muscles. If you want to get rid of this type of fat then healthy lifestyle and exercise are the only viable options.

9. You Can Get Back To Your Work Instantly After Liposuction

Liposuction is a surgery that takes a bit time so naturally the recovery period is also longer and it varies as per the extend and technical expertise of your cosmetic surgeon. You can start your office work from 2nd day, cardio exercise from 7th day, strenuous exercise from 14th day.

10. Any Surgeon Can Perform Liposuction

India lacks strict regulatory guidelines regarding cosmetic surgeries so a lot of centers are mushrooming .It becomes necessary that you choose expert and a Indian board certified cosmetic surgeon so that you get the best service coupled with utmost safety.


As we have summarized in this article the 10 common misconceptions that exist and have also rectified them with truth. So hopefully you will now have a clear idea about liposuction and will now not have any doubts regarding it in your mind.