Posted on: 26 February 2018
Liposuction is a procedure that involves suctioning fat cells out of your body, helping to remove stubborn fat stores. However, there is a lot of misinformation out there about liposuction and weight loss. If you have stubborn fat stores in your body and are looking to have them removed, here are a few of the questions you may have about liposuction and weight loss, as well as the answers.
Can Liposuction Help You Lose Weight?
Liposuction is not supposed to be used as a weight loss tool. While you may lose a few pounds thanks to the fat store being removed from your body, it is not a long-term weight loss solution, nor will it help you lose large amounts of weight. It is strongly recommended that you get within ten pounds of your ideal body weight before you have liposuction done. Liposuction can help to remove weight that is not lost through diet and exercise, helping to contour parts of your body.
Can You Gain Weight Back in a Liposuctioned Area?
Liposuction involves removing fat cells from your body. Fat cells do not grow back. As such, there is a misconception that you cannot gain weight back in a liposuctioned area. However, while fat cells do not grow back, not every single fat cell is removed from an area when liposuction is done. For example, if you have liposuction done on the sides of your stomach, only a few layers of fat cells may be removed. There are still layers of fat cells below those top layers that are removed. These layers can grow following liposuction, and as such, you can gain weight back in those liposuctioned areas if your weight is not maintained.
Are There Alternatives to Liposuction for Weight Loss?
If you are looking to lose weight, you may be wondering if there is something that can remove the fat from your body and help you achieve those weight loss goals. The best way to lose weight is with diet and exercise. Most cosmetic procedures will help to remove loose skin and small amounts of fat. They are not designed to help you lose weight quickly or remove large amounts of fat from the body. If you are struggling to lose weight on your own, a nutritionist may be able to help you put together a diet plan or schedule a consult with you for weight loss surgery.
When you have stubborn fat stores that you want to have removed, consult with a plastic surgeon. They can help you determine which cosmetic procedures will help you to best get rid of the fat stores and achieve the results that you are looking for.Share