Is Liposuction Right for Me?
Stubborn fat can be incredibly difficult to get rid of using traditional methods of fat loss like dieting and exercise. Even if you are able to get rid of a majority of the fat in an area of the body, small amounts can remain which can prevent you from attaining that flat stomach or getting rid of your double chin.
Liposuction is a body sculpting and fat removal procedure that provides a way to target and eliminate pockets of stubborn fat across the whole body. A liposuction is an excellent option for sculpting a tighter and more trimmed-looking figure. However, there are limits to what liposuction can do. Understanding what is possible through liposuction will let you know if liposuction is the right procedure for you.
Liposuction Is Not a Weight Loss Procedure
Although liposuction is intended for fat removal, it is not a weight-loss procedure. Liposuction is designed to remove excess bulk from areas of the body to help refine and improve the appearance of your figure. Liposuction is not designed for major fat removal. Good candidates for liposuction should be close to their ideal body weight prior to undergoing the procedure.
Liposuction Does Not Tighten Skin
In some cases, patients may have loose or saggy skin following major weight loss. These patients may also have small amounts of stubborn fat that they need help removing. While liposuction can be used to remove the fat, it does not tighten loose skin. If sagging loose is present, it will be impossible to attain the tight and toned appearance that you are looking for. In these cases, body contouring procedures like a tummy tuck, arm lift, or thigh lift are the ideal choice. Liposuction may be performed during body contouring surgery to help remove fat for better overall results.
You Can Still Gain Weight After Liposuction
While liposuction does provide excellent results, it is still possible to gain weight following the procedure and jeopardize the results of your liposuction. If you plan on undergoing liposuction, it is best that you be close to your ideal weight and committed to maintaining your weight following the procedure by living a healthy and active lifestyle. Following a good diet and exercising regularly will ensure the longevity of your liposuction results.
Schedule a Consultation to Learn More
If you are interested in undergoing liposuction to get rid of your stubborn fat and would like to know more about the procedure, please contact Chesterfield Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery today to schedule a consultation. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott Geiger can address any questions or concerns you may have and can let you know if you are a good candidate for liposuction.