When it comes to cosmetic enhancements, the focus is often on physical appearance. After all, that’s why they are cosmetic. And there’s nothing wrong with that. When a person looks good, they tend to feel good. And, sometimes, no matter how much you exercise or how well you eat, you’re still having trouble regaining a pre-baby silhouette or getting your proportions exactly as you want them. But, are there any health benefits to some of these procedures? Specifically, what are the lesser-known benefits of getting liposuction?
Health Benefits of Liposuction
While the main reason for undergoing liposuction is indeed to be happier with your physical appearance, the procedure can also be used to treat individuals with certain health conditions. The most common ones include:
Lipodystrophy is a disorder that causes a person to have abnormal distributions of fat throughout their body. This could be due to an underlying medical condition, such as diabetes or HIV, or due to low blood levels of leptin — a hormone produced by fat cells. Liposuction is one of the ways to treat the condition.
Lymphedema is a condition caused by damage in the lymph nodes. As a result, a person ends up with fluid spills into soft tissue and severe swelling of their limbs. This often results in a restricted range of motion, as well as pain. This fluid accumulation can also stimulate fat cells to grow at a faster rate. Liposuction can help alleviate the pain and heaviness by removing this excess fat.
Lipomas are lumps of fat that are visible under the skin. They are benign tumors that are the result of overgrowth of fat cells. They could happen anywhere on the body and, although they are painless, they sometimes put pressure on nerves or internal organs. They are most common in people with high cholesterol, diabetes, or liver disease. Smaller ones can be removed through a small incision. However, larger ones may require liposuction.
Gynecomastia refers to when a man accumulates fat in their breast area. For most people, the condition is simply embarrassing. However, for others, it comes accompanied by pain and/or nipple discharge. Liposuction is an easy way to resolve it.
If You’re Thinking About Liposuction, Contact Innovations Medical
If you’re looking to reshape your body and boost your self-confidence, Innovations Medical is here for you. We’ll answer your questions and resolve any concerns you have about cosmetic procedures. We’ve been helping our patients look their best since 2005, and even our most advanced procedures are often minimally invasive.