What to Do When You Are Fatter Athough You Are Dieting
It is no fun having a pair of hail damaged thunder thighs on the beach when when everyone else is smooth and lean. With so much emphasis placed on good looks from society, looking slim and smooth has become the aim of many fatter people.
Even fatter men are requesting cosmetic surgery for a trimmer waistline. Having a wobbly stomach and thighs can get you hostile stares on the beach and keep you wrapped in your towel on a hot day.
Weight loss surgery in South Africa requires doing research to find out about the different kinds of surgery available.
Medical Tourism procedures to South Africa are popular. Cape Town, particularly, is sought after for affordable weight loss procedures from top surgeons registered with the Health Professions Council. Liposuction is popular cosmetic surgery because it improves body appearance. The procedure is sometimes known as body contouring.
Your Health Must be Good for Liposuction
Your doctor will conduct a physical exam, evaluate your health and explain which surgical technique will be best for you. The possible risks and the costs involved will also be discussed as medical insurance doesn’t cover cosmetic procedures. Don’t despair as many plastic surgeons offer special financing plans for cosmetic weight loss surgery in South Africa.
Liposuction is a surgical procedure which removes unattractive fatty deposits which have not disappeared with diet and exercise. Remember that liposuction isn’t for obese people. It is suited for people who can’t fit into their clothes because of a fat stomach, fleshy thighs and love handles around the hips. This surgery is for the classic “fatter woman” or “beer paunch man”.
There are different types of Liposuction. Names which you will hear your surgeon talking about are Ultrasound-assisted liposuction, Laser-assisted liposuction, the super-wet technique and Tumescent liposuction. With all weight loss surgery in South Africa, your surgeon will explain what each one entails. Once informed the surgeon will guide you on selecting the procedure suited to you. They will explain to you that liposuction comes with risks such as blood clotting and embolism.
From Fatter to Better: The Procedure
▪incisions for a liposuction procedure are small and suction is performed with thin cannulae
▪suction tubes are inserted into fat pockets
▪the surgeon will move the cannula back and forth to suction out the fat
▪your fat and liquid is collected in a medical flask
▪the surgeon monitors this fluid – sometimes it is necessary to replace fluid
▪all dislodged fat is vacuumed away through a suction tube
▪a number of skin punctures may be necessary to treat large areas
▪you will need to wear a compression garment after surgery for a number of weeks to settle the swelling
▪your doctor will give you after-surgery instructions. You will be likely taking an antibiotic to ward off infection. Your surgeon will also advise you on the amount of activity that is safe for you
After surgery you will be able to leave the hospital on the same day. In some instances the patient may need to spend the night in hospital for monitoring. Follow ups are usually within a few days after surgery and also about a week later.
Liposuction isn’t about Dramatic Weight Loss
Unlike bariatric surgery, dramatic weight loss surgery in South Africa isn’t achieved with liposuction. In fact the maximum safe limit of fat removal with a liposuction session is 3 to 4 kg. However, even this small amount of weight loss can give you fantastic body shape improvement and make the world of difference to the fatter person.
Liposuction is suitable for anyone who is a lot fatter than they should be with weight loss issues which are not health related but around looking good. If you’re seriously overweight and much fatter than you should be, you are far more likely to lose weight through bariatric procedures than with liposuction. If you maintain a healthy lifestyle and maintain your weight, you will be satisfied with the long term results achieved with liposuction.