When Beauty Treatments Backfire
We are all suckers for beauty treatments that promise a quick fix to our biggest dilemmas. But are the risks worth it? Find out
The quick fix: Getting liposuctionThere's a widespread misconception that after getting liposuction, you can eat Taco Bell for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and keep the weight off, says Forouzanpour. "But if you’re not watching what you're eating, the fat will come back." Everybody is born with a certain number of fat cells, he explains. And while liposuction removes the fat cells from a certain body part, the fat in the food you eat still has to go somewhere. Where does it go? To the untreated areas of your body first, since there are more fat cells there. That's why you often see unevenness in body fat after lipo, Forouzanpour explains.
The better option: Eat right, exercise, and lipo only if you must
"We won't recommend liposuction if you just want to lose weight," says Forouzanpour. Rather, it's meant to be a "helping device to get you jumpstarted on your process to lose more weight and maintain it," he says. "Liposuction was perfected for people who do all the right stuff, eat the right things, work out, but can't get rid of the stubborn fat in certain areas."
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