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The art of bodybuilding relies on two basic ideals. The first is to build massive muscle by sculpting the body with exercise. The second premise is to lose as much body fat as possible. It can be dangerous if it is done inappropriately though. It takes a great deal of discipline to keep up in the world of bodybuilding today. The competition is tough and bodybuilders are beginning to take extra steps to improve on their already low body fat numbers.Liposuction generally gives the impression that the person seeking it is overweight. That is not necessarily the case today. The number of bodybuilders who are seeking liposuction as the answer to getting rid of fat are rising. Although it is possible for bodybuilders to undergo surgery for this purpose, it may not be the safest or most ethical method to achieve the goal.

Bodybuilders should take several things into consideration prior to seeking liposuction. The most important consideration is whether the procedure is safe for someone who does not suffer from obesity issues. Liposuction surgeons are trained to operate on people who have obesity problems. The body structure is completely different on the bodybuilder. That could pose a serious threat to health for the bodybuilder who moves ahead with the procedure.

The ethical dimension to the argument as to whether bodybuilders should get liposuction is an entirely different issue. Many bodybuilders complain that they are simply unable to lose that last little bit of body fat necessary to be a serious contender. Others claim that bodybuilding is an art that you must work for. Liposuction, in their opinion, gives the bodybuilder an unfair advantage over those who have exercised and dieted in order to reach the ultimate body fat count. Liposuction for bodybuilders may become as taboo as steroids became in years past.

The other end of the ethics debate is whether doctors should perform such surgeries on patients who clearly do not need the procedure to lose weight. People serious about bodybuilding are anything but fat. Cosmetic surgeons operate on patients in order to help them look and feel better about themselves. Every operation is dangerous to an extent. Many cosmetic surgeons refuse to perform liposuction on bodybuilders. There are a handful that will do it, though. Does that mean they are acting unethically? That depends on the viewpoint. Cosmetic surgeons, after all, perform unnecessary procedures every day. If one operation is unethical, then all are unethical in the world of cosmetic surgery. It is a matter of personal opinion on this count.

The bottom line is that bodybuilders have a right to seek liposuction if it they wish. Just as the rules changed when sports people took steroids to help their game, the rules could change again to also exclude the use of liposuction to help win the contest. Bodybuilders should also consider the length of time it takes to recover from having the surgery.  It is the bodybuilder’s choice, but, all bodybuilders should consider the possible consequences carefully before making a final decision.

This post comes courtesy of the marketing team at the office of Dr Farah Meher Homji, who you can watch on YouTube, catch one of her Tweets, follow her on G+, or read her profile on her official page at Cosmos Clinic.

Gynecomastia occurs when the tissue within male breasts becomes enlarged, giving them a feminine appearance. The amount of enlargement varies, but the chances of developing the condition increases if one uses human growth hormones. Due to this, it is more common in bodybuilders than in other groups. In terms of treatment, it can only be removed surgically, as the condition is a hormonal one. Here is more information about gynecomastia surgery for body builders.Before the surgical procedure can be done, a surgeon must first assess if a man qualifies for the surgery. This can all be determined by conducting a consultation. For instance, men who are overweight or obese are not ideal candidates. Individuals who are healthy and in shape are more likely to recover properly and quickly without complications. Also, having firm elastic-like skin that can be reshaped with stabilized breast tissue is needed. Other requirements to consider are whether or not a patient can be given general anesthesia.

The procedure involves ultrasonic liposuction (mastectomy). This is why general anesthesia is usually used (although not all offices recommend it for some patients). By putting the patient to sleep, they will not feel the discomfort of the procedure. The excess breast tissue is removed in order to give the chest a smaller and more male-like appearance. It is categorized as a localized procedure because it focuses on one targeted area specifically. The incision is placed near the areola, which is where the liposuction will take place. Depending on how much liposuction is performed, additional procedures, such as the removal of excess skin might also be performed (this procedure always requires general anesthesia).After the procedure, the patient may need to stay in the clinic for additional time to be observed. Things that will be monitored are pain, bruising, the amount of swelling, and any other discomfort. Generally, patients are able to return to their normal activities within three days.If the procedure is done properly, the rate of surgical compilations is low. However, if complications do occur, they are typically confined to infection of the surgical wound areas, asymmetry of the breasts, a change in the sensation within the breast tissue, and scarring. These things are discussed in the pre-consultation so patients know everything needed about the procedure in order to weigh the pros and cons beforehand.

Although there are no long-term complications with gynecomastia (such as pain), many men feel embarrassed to have this condition because it affects their appearance. Having a surgical procedure to reduce the breast tissue is the only means of treatment. There are many plastic surgeons that offer this procedure.

This has been an article from the marketing team at  Cosmos Clinic, if you’re thinking of getting cosmetic surgery, consult them first. You can also find them on YouTube and Google Plus.

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