I am 22, 5'3 and weigh around 150-155. I have lost 10 lbs over the past few months through diet and my recently found love of biking. I have worked with several trainers and even worked at a gym for several months, and was still unable to lose the weight on my stomach. I get disheartened by it and sort of give up, and it is a vicious cycle. Should I continue my weight loss until I hit that plateau, and will I have better results from SmartLipo if I lose as much as I can before the procedure?
Should I Try to Lose More Weight Before SmartLipo?
Doctor Answers 4
Weight Loss Before Liposuction?
Thank you for the question and congratulations on your weight loss. It will be in your best interests to achieve a long-term stable weight prior to proceeding with liposuction surgery.
“Ideal” liposuction patient candidates present with isolated diet and exercise resistant adipose tissue collection, with overlying skin that demonstrates adequate elasticity ( to “bounce back” after the adipose tissue has been removed).
In-person consultation with a well experienced board certified plastic surgeon may be helpful.
Weight loss and liposuction
I always tell patients to get to their ideal weight first. Liposuction is not a solution for weight loss.