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.