Weight Loss Without Liposuction

Liposuction, lipodissolve, liposculpting, smart lipo, what's a girl to do if she just wants to lose the fat without paying a bunch for a treatment or taking the risk of a surgerical procedures? What do you ladies think actually works at getting rid of extra weight around thighs and belly area?  Diet? Special exercise? Yoga?  WEIGHT LOSS TIPS? HELP!!!

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Weight Loss

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Dieting and exercising are the most important, but you probably already knew that. If you want to lose weight but don't want to turn to aesthetic medicine, you may want to consider seeing a nutritionist or personal trainer. They can help you achieve your weight loss goals. Best of luck!

Venus Freeze for Fat/Circumferential Reduction

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The Venus Freeze is a wonderful, noninvasive method of losing fat and reducing your circumference. Of course, this should be coupled with a healthy diet and exercise regimen, but the Venus Freeze's magnetic pulse and radio frequency technology increase the release of growth factors as well as increase collagen and elastin synthesis via controlled thermal damage. This therefore triggers lipolysis, which helps to reduce subcutaneous body fat.

Weight Loss Without Liposuction

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Liposuction is not a weight loss treatment. Exercise and a good diet is the best combination if the main objective is weight loss.

Liposuction is NOT a Weight Loss Treatment

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Gaining weight results from consuming more calories than we are burning.

Starvation is NOT a solution because as we stop eating the body lowers our metabolism and we burn less calories.

Liposuction is not a weight loss method either. It is a body contouring procedure which cannot be safely used for removing more than 11 pounds or so before the patient has to be hospitalized for observation.

Bariatric / weight Loss (Lap Band, Roux en Y etc) are only advisable in morbidly obese patients (BMI of 40 and higher).

The ONLY solution to losing weight is to greatly increase our level of activity and burn more calories than we are eating.

Peter A. Aldea, MD
Memphis Plastic Surgeon

Liposuction for Weight Loss

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Liposuction is not done to lose weight. You mention several excellent ways to lose weight - diet, exercise, and yoga. Liposuction is for contouring. Before liposuction, we recommend our patients begin good exercise routines and maintain healthy nutrition. They can then decide if liposuction is necessary and will be able to keep their improved appearance if good habits are established pre-operatively.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 40 reviews

Liposuction alternatives

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The only wat to remove fatty tissue without surgery is by dieting and exercise. I would go with this route first. If this is not successful to remove the local deposits after you have gotten down to your goal weight, then consider liposuction.

Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure

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Liposuction is for contouring. If you want to lose weight, eat less and exercise more. This is the best regimen you will find although it is also the hardest as it requires a fair amount of discipline.

John P. Di Saia, MD
Orange Plastic Surgeon

Liposuction is for body contouring, not weight loss

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Liposuction is designed to debulk areas of stubborn fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise, rather than to change the number when you step on the scale.

Liposuction is for body contouring and to compliment a healthy lifestyle, which includes good nutrition and regular exercise, NOT for weight loss alone.

The best candidate for liposuction is a person who is/has:

  • Healthy lifestyle
  • Good skin tone
  • Moderate muscle tone
  • Normal skin elasticity
  • Achieved their personal fitness goals prior to seeking surgery

A healthy diet and physical activity should be followed both before and after seeking surgery such a liposuction in order to maximize the results and long-term outcomes following liposuction.

Karen M. Horton, MD
San Francisco Plastic Surgeon

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.