Reader Question: Can You Use Liposuction to Lose Weight?

Reader Question - Can You Use Liposuction to Lose Weight

Today’s question comes via email: Can you use liposuction to significantly lose weight?

Let’s delve right into the topic.

Liposuction is a procedure that is used to break up fat deposits in your body and suck them away using a hollow instrument called a cannula. This can be performed almost anywhere on your body, but common areas

include the buttocks, thighs, abdomen, neck, chin, back, calves and upper arms. This is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures performed today in North America and the UK.

Reader Question - Can You Use Liposuction to Lose Weight

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Who is a Candidate for Liposuction?

Anyone that has fatty deposits on their body that do not respond to diet and exercise can use liposuction to achieve a smoother silhouette. If necessary, liposuction can be performed on multiple areas of the body during one procedure.

Ideal candidates for liposuction include:

  • Adults with good muscle tone and firm, elastic skin.
  • Non-smokers
  • Individuals that are healthy and do not have any medical conditions or life-threatening illnesses that might impact the ability to heal from the procedure.

How Much Weight Can You Lose through Liposuction?

Liposuction is intended to help those who are close to their goal weight. It is not intended to help people with weight loss, but to help improve aesthetic appearance. Most people lose between 5-8 pounds through liposuction. Surgeons prefer not to remove significantly more than that in one procedure so as not to significantly alter the natural balance in your body. If there is more fat to be removed, multiple procedures over several weeks can be performed.

Maintaining your Leaner Shape

Weight gain after liposuction is possible. Though the fat cells have been removed from the areas treated and they will not grow back, fat deposits in other areas of the body can get larger. It is important to consume a healthy diet and exercise regularly to maintain the results of the surgery.

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