Lipo: Increasing in Popularity
Liposuction, or simply lipo is the process of removing localized fat to contour the body.
We aren’t talking about lipo from the days gone by, where patients would complain of uneven skin and skin laxity after the fat was removed. The process was unpleasant and the results inconsistent.
Modern liposuction is not merely the removal of localized areas of unwanted fat, but the simultaneous control and contraction of the soft tissue that lies over it. it is a softer, smoother process with predictable and dependable outcomes.
Lipo is highly effective and delivers very desirable results. The cost varies based on your goals and needs. At SpaMedica lipo starts at $3,999.00 and goes up to $6,999.00 for the first zone. Typically patients can have three to four zones performed with total body contouring for $9,999.00.
Liposuction makes up 14.5% of the total surgical procedures globally, by cosmetic surgeons.
Of the population that undergoes lipo, females make up the majority at 84.7%, with 15.3% being men. U.S. plastic surgeons performed the most lipos, at 17.2% of the countries’ total procedures or 240,565. Brazil comes in second with 182,765 procedures and 13.1% of their total surgeries.
Why are these surgeries increasing?
Technological advances have made surgeries more affordable and accessible to patients. More plastic surgeons are available, and are suitably trained. There is also a shift in the mindset of society. While there is an increased awareness on the importance of healthy diet and exercise, patients are more proactive in correcting problematic areas that don’t respond to their new lifestyle changes. We deserve to look and feel our best and more money than ever is poured into our health and appearance.
While it would be crazy to equate surgery to a phone call, bear with me as I walk through this analogy. Long distance calls used to be very expensive and were saved for special occasions or important news. As technology increased, costs decreased. Multiple phone lines and long distance calls became the norm. Now we are all armed with at least one cell phone and most of us make calls around the world without thinking about it. Our attitude and mindset changes as we adapt to the new technologies and what was once the norm, is no longer tolerable for most. The same is true with air travel and television and internet access. As the technology improves and becomes more affordable, more people have access and choose to take part.
The same is true for cosmetic surgery, whether it’s lipo or breast augmentation or hair transplantation. It is all safer, more affordable, easier and socially accepted. Lipo doesn’t have to be a far off dream for only those with extreme wealth. There are financing options for those that need the assistance.
Liposuction offers men and women the opportunity to sculpt their body and create the outcomes they desire, without the harsh, painful and sometimes scary experience. Your comfort and safety are always top priority.
Dr. Mulholland opened SpaMedica 20 years ago and since then, he has been helping both men and women achieve the look they desire, increasing self esteem and confidence. Talk to Dr. M about your concerns and goals and determine what the best solution is to reach your goals. A consultation is the best way to determine the most effective plan for you. Schedule yours today.