Our SmartLipo Surgeons Offer Tips About Proper Body Image
When we discuss laser fat removal, you may hear us refer to the term “ideal weight”. The reason doctors do this is because it is important to understand that laser-assisted liposuction, or even traditional liposuction for that matter, is not designed as a weight loss tool.
Liposculpture is a cosmetic procedure that improves contours around the abdomen, thighs, and buttocks in situations where diet and exercise have not brought one to his or her personal goals. That being said, we feel it ideal weight might warrant further explanation.
Every person has his or her own unique goals for their appearance, to include weight. Coming up with ideals is challenging in today’s society, as we are bombarded with unrealistic images day in and day out.
The fact of the matter is that we all come in our own shape and size, and variety is the spice of life, so we need to be a bit more accepting of ourselves in general. So, reaching your ideal weight does not necessarily mean you have what society would tell you is their idea of the ideal body shape.
Obesity in America: The Truth
Although we enjoy and accept the differences among us, as of this writing, the reality is that more than 60 percent of adults in America are overweight, with about 30 percent of the child population following suit. Obesity has unfortunately reached the status of epidemic across all ages, race, and including both genders.
This condition, which is linked to a number of serious diseases, is second only to smoking in preventable causes of death in America. Losing just 5-10 percent of body weight makes an enormous impact on one’s overall state of health, and also leads to better body contours even before treatment by our SmartLipo Long Island or New York City surgeons.
There is a flip side to excessive weight, and that is developing a negative mindset about your own body. Sadly, there are countless individuals, both male and female, who suffer from poor self-image due to unrealistic expectations.
We live in a culture of extreme beauty, in which some people feel they must conform to a certain weight in order to be attractive. This mindset may lead to eating disorders such as bulimia or anorexia, or may even lead to excessive pursuit of cosmetic surgery procedures or fad diets in order to accomplish their perceived “ideal weight”.
A Reality Check
In the end, every one of us needs to be willing to take a realistic view of ourselves. While you may have love handles that you would like eliminated, or would like to obtain laser fat removal treatment in our SmartLipo Long Island or New York City facility to see a tightening of the abdomen after weight loss, this procedure is designed to improve on what you already have, not to transform you into something you don’t need to be.
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Our goal is to help you love your body even more than you already do. While a bit of weight loss may be recommended for optimal results from laser fat removal, your ideal doesn’t need to fit into the pages of a magazine.
For more information on laser lipo, contact Advanced Cosmetic Surgery of New York for a free consultation.
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*Smartlipo is a trademark of Cynosure, Inc. The information on this page is not intended to be used as medical advice in any way. Always consult with your doctor for any health related concerns and before starting a new diet or exercise program.