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Shapewear or Surgery? When to Hang Your Spanx® and Choose Liposuction

Woman Trying on Dress After Liposuction

When it comes to unwanted bulges and bumps, many people turn to Spanx® for help. The shapewear garments are famous for their ability to smooth out a silhouette and have you looking great in a little black dress. But they’re also famous for being itchy, uncomfortable, and impossible to get in and out of. There’s a better way: liposuction.

At our Torrance practice near Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach, liposuction offers a body contouring solution that is customizable, long-lasting, and effective even in swimwear.

In this post, we’ll give you a few reasons to consider going the surgical route instead of spending your years struggling in and out of shapewear.

Targeted Areas

Shapewear can help slim down limited areas, including the stomach, buttocks and upper legs, when worn under clothing. However, liposuction works on many areas of the body that shapewear doesn’t cover: arms, neck, and double chin. The procedure removes unwanted fat from these regions, whereas shapewear garments only compress it or shift it around.

Results Lifespan

Shapewear results only last for as long as you wear the garment. As soon as you peel off your Spanx, the bulges are back. With liposuction, you can enjoy your results—with or without clothes—for as long as you’re able to maintain your body weight. Fat cells do not grow back after the procedure, so the areas you choose to treat will stay contoured.

Comfort Level

Anyone who has tried shapewear on knows how uncomfortable it is. Not only is it a hassle to put on, but it’s also itchy, sweaty, and leaves behind unsightly indentations. While liposuction does involve minimal discomfort during the healing period, it’s typically well managed with medications and is experienced only once. After a brief recovery, you’re able to enjoy the results every day—with no extra effort on your part. Additionally, our VASERlipo® technique uses ultrasonic energy to allow for a gentler procedure, helping to minimize healing time. Learn more about the differences between VASERlipo and traditional liposuction in this blog post.

Confidence Transformation

While you may feel confident with your shapewear on, the illusion disappears as soon as you take it off. Others may see a slim shape, but you know you’re really only hiding an issue you’re insecure about. Liposuction allows you to solve this concern rather than trying to disguise it. You’ll feel your best all the time, not just when you’re wearing a specific outfit. No temporary fix can match the long-term satisfaction of actually having your dream body.

Liposuction results truly speak for themselves. To see real patient examples, please visit our before-and-after photo gallery.

If you would like to learn more about liposuction options in the Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, or Torrance areas, please contact us online or call (310) 784-0644 to request a consultation.

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