I am thinking about having liposuction around my stomach, lovehandles and thighs. Will I lose weight or just get a bit smaller? Overall, I am happy with my figure, but I have always had an extra 20 pounds that I haven't been able to lose through diet or exercise. Will liposuction accomplish this?
Does Liposuction Make You Lose Weight?
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Liposuction is not for weight loss
Liposuction is for targeted fat loss to improve contour. It is not designed for weight loss and can make your appearance worse if you are outside of your ideal bodyweight.
Liposuction will not change your weight significantly. Liposuction can also increase the amount of loose skin in patients that are above their ideal bodyweight.
I hope this helps.
Does liposuction make you lose weight?
Best of luck,
Can you loose weight with liposuction?
It is definitely possible and expected for a person to loose weight after liposuction, especially after large volume liposuction.
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Liposuction is a body contouring technique
Safe liposuction involves removal of no more than 10 pounds of fat at a single operation. But liposuction is designed as a body contouring rather than weight loss technique that therefore is not a substitute for diet and exercise when it comes to maintaining your long term stable body weight.
Liposuction and Weight Loss
Liposuction is not recommended or designed as a weight loss treatment. Liposuction effects the volume of the areas being treated and helps to contour problem areas of the body. Weight loss after liposuction will improve your results, but liposuction should not be thought of as a weight loss alternative. It is recommended that you be at a stable weight prior to your surgery for optimal and lasting results.
Liposuction is Not a Weight Loss Procedure; It Is Performed to Fix Localized Fat Deposits
Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure. The procedure is performed to fix localized fat deposits which adversely impact body contour. These fat collections may be located in a variety of locations including the abdomen, hips, thighs, flanks and arms to name a few. In many cases these areas don’t respond to diet and exercise.
When liposuction is performed, it’s unusual for this procedure to result in weight loss greater than one or two lbs. Despite this, even when patients are twenty lbs overweight, liposuction can result in improved body contour and high satisfaction rates.
When weight loss is the primary goal, a weight loss program would be appropriate. Consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon would be a helpful first step. This consultation, would look at all the options and determine which one is best for you.
Does liposuction make you lose weight.
The answer is you will unequivocally lose weight with liposuction. For every 450 grams of fat reduced you lose one pound. However some of the liposuction weight is blood that will be replaced and is fluid that has been instilled prior to liposuction to aid in fat removal. So for every 450 gms of suctionate removed you actually lose less than a pound since it is not all fat.
That being said, liposuction is not designed as a weight loss tool. It is designed to improve contour and reduce clothes size or make clothes fit better.
Weight loss is best accomplished by diet and exercise without question. If you need to lose 20 pounds, liposuction is not the answer in my opinion.
Liposuction and Weight loss
Liposuction works best on patients who are of relatively average weight, but who need help with a problem area, or with shedding the ten to twenty pounds they regain between diets. Liposuction modifies volume by sucking out fat, and liposuction candidates need good skin tone. Because liposuction stimulates the skin to tighten, good elasticity provides a smooth contour after fat is removed. Many times, liposuction of one area provides a good jump start for further dieting and exercise, allowing you to continue to lose weight.
You might also be a candidate for ZERONA. ZERONA® has been FDA cleared to reduce inches with no pain, no surgery and no downtime. Patients are losing between 3.6 to 5.5 inches and many are seeing even greater results when combined with a sensible diet and exercise program. It's the perfect way to lose stubborn body fat from: neck, love handles, arms, hips, back/bra?line, thighs, tummy/waistline and knees in this fast paced world we live in. After just six 40 minute treatments you will see inches melt away. And best of all there is no recovery or downtime so you can resume all your normal activities immediately after each treatment. We also provide you with a nutritional and exercise routine to make shedding inches even easier.
Liposuction is for sculpting, not weight loss
Liposuction is definitely not a weight loss procedure. Liposuction is a body contouring tool, not a weight loss tool. As such, it rarely results in any significant weight loss although it does significantly change the contours of one's body and, in many cases, how one's clothes fit. For instance, liposuction in a male's waistline area may result in a 1-3 inch decrease in waist/belt size.
Liposuction results are best on someone who has achieved their goal weight but has some "trouble spots" that don't seem to go away with proper diet and exercise. It is certainly not a tool suited for someone that wants to "drop that last 20."
Most patients lose little weight as Lipo is sculpting
Liposuction is a sculpting procedure. It makes you "thinner" as long as there is fat to remove, but weight loss is uncommon. Even large volume lipo patients tend to put the weight back on.
If properly selected, at least some of the benefits of the "thinning" remain, however.
If you think "sculpting" and maintain a relatively steady weight, you should be in the best shape.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.