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.
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