The Skinny on Getting Lipo when You’re Already a Size Zero

June 22, 2017 |

woman standingLet’s take a moment and consider liposuction. Who do you imagine would be a good candidate? Somebody who’s in good shape, except for those love handles? A person with a few isolated problem spots, like that embarrassing double chin?

How about a blogger who’s at a healthy weight and wears a size zero dress?

Lipo Lessons

If the last option in that list gave you pause, let’s take a step back and examine the actual benefits of liposuction. Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure designed to remove fat from stubborn areas of your body. It’s not a weight loss system, or a way to tighten up loose skin. Lipo is about body contouring for specific targets that don’t respond to diet and exercise.

Which brings us back to our blogger.

Slimming Down a Size Zero

Megan O’Brien is a makeup blogger who recently came under fire for her decision to get liposuction, despite the fact that she already wore the coveted “zero” dress size. Megan’s decision might sound vain at first glance, but the devil is in the details when it comes to cosmetic surgery.

Although naturally lean, Megan was plagued by stubborn fat deposits around her stomach that refused to budge, no matter how much diet and exercise she tried. After other options failed and scheduling a number of consultations with plastic surgeons, she decided that having liposuction to remove her abdominal fat was the best solution.

Megan’s decision was done for the right reasons, and even though her body was small enough to fit into a size zero, she was still a viable candidate for liposuction. Her decision highlights an important and often overlooked fact in the cosmetic surgery world: you can’t always judge by what’s on the surface.