• 23 MAR 16

    As we pass the Christmas period and the season of indulgence, you may wake up in 2016 feeling like you should pick up a gym membership and start eating healthily. With many people’s New Year resolutions related to weight loss and trying to improve fitness, you may follow suit and decide to try and change your lifestyle.

    While this is admirable and shows a sense of commitment and dedication, it’s not so easy for everyone to shift those extra pounds. While some can exercise and have a slender appearance in a matter of weeks, others struggle to achieve the results they want from diet and exercise alone.

    Body confidence with liposuction

    Our appearance is a huge factor when it comes to our confidence and self-esteem. Many people dream of having a slimmer figure but simply struggle to get there. Likewise, new mums often encounter a battle when it comes to regaining their pre-baby body. Pregnancy and giving birth can be incredibly tough on the body and can make it more difficult to shift extra weight.

    There are other options when it comes to achieving your optimum body confidence. Many people turn to the likes of surgery to help with that extra push for losing weight. While this is something that should be carefully considered and thought through, procedures such as liposuction can help.

    Confidence campaigns

    The government launched its body confidence campaign back in 2010 to promote cultural change and raise awareness of body image issues. Body image can become a huge issue, especially with younger people and can become a contributory factor to poor mental wellbeing. The campaign has helped to bring in plus size mannequins into the likes of Debenhams, and uncovered some interesting facts about body confidence. The British Social Attitudes Survey from 2014 revealed that 63% of women aged 18-34 were satisfied with their appearance, compared to 57% of women aged 35-49.

    What is liposuction?

    Liposuction is the process of removing fat tissue from the body. There is a specialist, minimally invasive version of liposuction known as Vaser (Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance), which uses advanced technology to break down fat cells which are then removed via a suction process.

    It is important to note that liposuction or other procedures to aid weight loss attempts should not be viewed as an alternative to natural weight loss; liposuction is more of a finishing off process to sculpt your shape a bit more and target problem areas.

    The procedure and its results

    While liposuction is minimally invasive, it is still a procedure that should be carefully considered. Vaser liposuction only targets fat cells, leaving other cells untouched. Liposuction can be performed on a variety of different areas of the body, including abdomen, outer and inner thighs and upper and lower back.

    Patients may see results almost immediately, but the effects of liposuction may become more apparent in the months after the procedure.

    If you’re looking to have liposuction to help restore your body confidence for the new year, make sure you contact an accredited and qualified clinic such as Cosmetic Surgery Partners to ensure you receive the best quality treatment available.

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