Remember the movie Ghostbusters? The catchy song in that movie asked the question, “Who Ya Gonna Call? Ghostbusters!” But what if you need to change that song title to, “Who Ya Gonna Call? Fatbusters!” Sounds a bit funny, don’t you think? Well, it’s not. Many people every single day turn to a plastic surgeon to help bust up their fat cells.
I suppose you are one of those skeptics who would never consider such a drastic option. Now don’t stop reading yet. I hope, by the end of this article, you will be convinced that a good, reputable plastic surgeon is just as necessary to help with your excess weight as much as your family doctor is to give you meds for the common cold.
Why is that, you may ask?
There have been so many great advances in the area of what plastic surgeons do that people need no longer be fearful of procedures. Take liposuction for example. Liposuction or a lipoplasty is really the art of modeling fat — a “suctioning” of fat cells from various body areas. It is becoming commonplace to rid oneself of stubborn fat that a good diet and exercise can’t budge.
Used to be that only the rich and famous treated themselves to liposuction. Nowadays, anyone who has a mind to can have it done. But you want to do your homework and make sure the plastic surgeon you choose is certified with the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
If not, stop! Red flag!
A knowledgeable plastic surgeon will know how much fat to safely remove because it’s possible to remove too much fat with bad side effects. Such as, lumpiness. No one wants to look lumpy! Plus, the more fat that’s removed increases surgical risk. So be careful and listen to the surgeon when he advises you not to have as much fat removed as you would like.
What about recovery? Most people experience a return to work or a normal daily schedule about two days to two weeks. Oh, and you’ve got to wear one of those compression garments for swelling but that’s not a biggie.
Pain is easily controlled by prescription. You’ll also have some bruising, swelling and numbness, but they will begin to subside after a few days. Again, talk with your plastic surgeon so you know exactly what to expect after surgery.
After about one to six months after the procedure, you will really begin to notice the new you. Your new body will be settling down to its new form and shape, and I know you will be overjoyed at the results. The fat cells which were sucked out of your body are gone permanently, but you will need to be willing to make a big change in your lifestyle. You will want to maintain your new form with a nutritional diet plan and a good exercise program.
Those old fat cells are “busted!”