Quarantine 15? How Liposuction Can Help You Correct Pandemic Weight Gain
Posted July 31, 2020 in Liposuction
With the current pandemic, widespread shutdowns and stay-at-home mandates have had a significant impact on our ability to live healthy lifestyles. If you’ve put on a little extra weight during this time, liposuction could be the solution. Liposuction eliminates troublesome fatty areas and can help you tone your figure, improve your body contours, and get rid of the “Quarantine 15.”
Pandemic Weight Gain Due to Lack of Exercise and Poor Diet
One of the side effects of the COVID-19 pandemic is that with a lot of people stuck at home, exercising regularly has become a challenge. Public athletic events like major races have all been canceled, eliminating key motivators for many fitness enthusiasts. Gyms and other public areas are closed, so many people have no place to exercise. Trying to exercise at home is more difficult when you don’t have an elliptical, treadmill, free weights, or other exercise tools. Those who would normally go for a run through their neighborhood may not be able to because they must be home to watch their children. Even those who can find a good place to exercise outdoors have to adapt their routines and “socially distance” while others around them are trying to do the same thing. Not to mention that it is a lot more difficult to convince yourself to exercise outdoors under the hot California summer sun!
In addition to the challenges of exercising during a pandemic, maintaining a healthy diet has also gotten more difficult. When stuck at home and bored, a common bad habit is to check the fridge (“eating” is something to do, right?). Pandemic weight gain is also occurring as people wrestle with the psychological and emotional effects of the isolation. Loneliness, depression, anxiety, and stress all drive people to seek comfort, and “comfort food” seems to help – until you look in the mirror and realize how it is affecting your figure.
Get Rid of Excess Fat with Liposuction
If you have gained some excess weight during the pandemic, you may want to consider liposuction. Liposuction is a plastic surgery procedure that removes fat from trouble areas like the tummy, hips, thighs, and upper arms. During the procedure, a cannula (thin, hollow tube) is inserted through a tiny incision into the fatty tissue. Through this cannula, excess fat cells are suctioned out of the body. One of the following surgical approaches may be used:
- Tumescent Liposuction: The treatment area is pre-injected with a saltwater solution, local anesthetic, and a small amount of adrenaline to assist with fat removal.
- Power-Assisted Liposuction: The inserted cannula vibrates rapidly to break up the fat cells for easier removal.
After liposuction, the treated area lies flatter and firmer due to the removal of the excess fat cells. Because the fat cells are permanently removed, results can be long lasting. Liposuction is a highly effective body contouring procedure and can significantly enhance your figure.
If you have put on the Quarantine 15 or are struggling with pandemic weight gain, contact us to learn more about liposuction. Call (657) 294-8375 or contact us online to schedule your consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Andrés Taleisnik.