Thanks to Hollywood, many people struggle to attain the perfect appearance. It even seems that life today is defined by how beautiful or gorgeous one looks. So it is not surprising that in the quest for a flawless face and body, almost everybody is ready to take the risk and go under the knife if necessary just to achieve that perfect figure, the ideal nose, those shapely legs, or spotless skin.

Take the case of cellulite. Through a cosmetic procedure called liposuction, the appearance of cellulite in the body can be corrected or eliminated. Wonderful results have been observed from those who had liposuction. But is liposuction really that effective as touted to be?

Liposuction is a dainty name for a surgical cosmetic procedure by which fat cells or fatty deposits are removed. In fact, people consider liposuction and cellulite to be inseparable. Most people who have large cellulite deposits believe that liposuction is their way out of the flabby problem they’re in. Cool huh? Not quite. Just like any other surgical cosmetic procedure, liposuction can have its dangers; and before you even become a believer, you should know about the risks and blunders of liposuction.

First, liposuction can cause an embolism. This condition occurs when major blood vessels are blocked by particles like fat. As liposuction is a surgical procedure that basically loosens fat deposits, risks are high that loosened fat particles may enter blood vessels that have been punctured during the operation. When embolism happens, trapped fat particles may be pushed and deposited in the lungs or brain and can cause death.

Second, liposuction can cause swelling that may last for several weeks. The swelling mostly occurs in the areas where the operation was performed. In some severe cases, the skin that covers the area where liposuction was done may risk necrosis or localized death of body tissues. When this happens, the affected skin must be shed off or it may become a breeding ground for harmful microorganisms.

Third, liposuction can create puncture wounds to your organs. If the professional conducting the operation fails to see or properly hold the flexible tube that is inserted during liposuction, the tube can pierce through other organs in your body. In fact, there have been cases where the patient’s intestines were damaged during liposuction.

Finally, as liposuction essentially vacuums away the fat deposits underneath your skin, you will find that not all cellulite lumps will be sucked away. When this happens, the tissues under your skin will have uneven layers as some parts will have no fat deposits while other parts will be bulging with cellulite. Hence, liposuction can worsen skin texture and appearance since the orange-peel effect and undulations on the skin will be more visible.

Nonetheless, even at the presence of the above-mentioned risks and drawbacks of liposuction, it still is a popular surgical cosmetic procedure against cellulite. Again, the people’s desire to attain the perfect figure in the shortest possible time and with the least efforts, make liposuction the procedure of choice. So, nobody can really blame them.

If you are considering having liposuction to remove your cellulite, just keep in mind that you will need to undergo additional skincare treatment methods. Liposuction can not be the be-all and end-all of your fight against cellulite because this procedure may leave your skin loose and dimpled.

However, if you do not want to go under the knife in your quest for a cellulite-free body, you can use products and applications that can give you the same results. Even if these products need a longer time frame than liposuction before the effects can be observed, they can relatively be safer and cheaper. You can also use these applications to improve your skin after you had liposuction.