Are you considering liposuction? My patients often show excitement about the potential results of this proven and effective body contouring method when they visit my practice for a liposuction consultation. Men and women typically ask me about this procedure when they are having trouble losing isolated pockets of fat in areas such as the midsection, thighs, or arms.
I often feel the need to caution people that liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure. Although it does involve the surgical removal of fat cells, liposuction is designed to achieve an improved contour in specific areas of the body. Candidates for liposuction should be at or close to their ideal weight.
Think of liposuction as more of a sculpting method than a bariatric or weight loss surgery procedure. It can create some dramatic cosmetic results when performed after massive weight loss resulting from lifestyle changes or even surgery. However do not expect liposuction on its own to achieve weight loss.
Fortunately, if you are in fact a viable candidate for liposuction your results should be long lasting if you continue to lead a healthy lifestyle. Exercising regularly and eating a healthy diet can maintain liposuction results for many years.