Should You Lose Weight Before Liposuction Surgery?

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More than likely, you’ve heard of liposuction and know at least a little bit about it. For example, you’re probably familiar with liposuction as an efficient and effective way to instantly remove fat from the body. However, you may be surprised to discover some of the other compelling aspects of the procedure, including how it works, how long your results may last, and where it can be used. Another important consideration when it comes to liposuction is how much weight a patient can expect to lose after surgery. Find the answers to all of these questions about Beverly Hills liposuction and more using this helpful information from internationally recognized board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jaime S. Schwartz.

What is liposuction?

Before determining whether or not liposuction is right for you, and whether or not you should lose weight before surgery, it is important to understand the basics of the procedure. Generally speaking, liposuction is a minimally invasive fat removal surgery that utilizes advanced suction technology to eliminate fat cells from various parts of the body. In addition to primary fat removal, liposuction is also a valuable tool in more fat transfer procedures, such as the Brazilian butt lift, which involve taking fat from one area of the body and injecting it to augment another feature. Dr. Schwartz is proud to offer a variety of innovative and exciting liposuction options in Beverly Hills, including traditional liposuction, VASER high def liposuction, and more.

Where can you get liposuction?

The beauty of liposuction is that it can basically be used from head to toe! Dr. Schwartz has extensive experience in utilizing liposuction for even the most precise and delicate procedures and can help patients realize a dramatic improvement in areas they might not have thought were possible! Some of the most common areas where patients receive liposuction include:

  • Abdomen
  • Thighs
  • Flanks
  • Buttocks
  • Back
  • Bra line
  • Bust
  • Arms
  • Face
  • Neck
  • Under the chin
  • Male chest

How much weight can I lose with liposuction?

A common misconception about liposuction is that it will help you lose weight. In reality, liposuction is not a weight loss tool and is not a substitute for weight loss. Instead, liposuction is designed to permanently eliminate small to moderate clusters of stubborn fat that has become unresponsive to traditional diet and exercise methods. Some patients certainly do shed a few pounds after liposuction, but the majority of the results are visible on the body rather than on the scale. In many cases, achieving a slimmer figure and better self-confidence after liposuction actually catapults patients into living a healthier and more active lifestyle over all, which ultimately results in further weight loss.

Do you have to lose weight before liposuction?

It may seem like losing as much weight as possible right before liposuction is a good idea, but this can actually hinder your progress and compromise your results. Crash dieting and other quick weight loss strategies typically result in all the weight – and more – coming back, meaning the results of your liposuction may disappear quickly. If you are considering liposuction in Beverly Hills, it is critical that you are at or near your goal weight. You should have also been able to maintain that weight for at least 6-12 months prior to liposuction.

Weight loss has countless advantages in terms of improving your health and overall quality of life, so overweight patients are always encouraged to get their weight to a healthy and stable number with a balanced diet and regular fitness regimen, whether or not they are considering liposuction.

If weight, excess skin, cellulite, or stretch marks are your primary concern, talk to Dr. Schwartz about what procedures – complementary to liposuction – may be the best fit to help you achieve the body of your dreams.

Is liposuction permanent?

Believe it or not, the fat cells that are removed during liposuction are permanently gone and will never return! However, remaining fat cells can increase in size – and new fat cells can even be generated – with future weight gain. Without a doubt, the most crucial part of maintaining liposuction results for as long as possible is to stay at a stable, healthy weight and avoid weight fluctuation.

Slim, trim, nip, and tuck with liposuction in Beverly Hills

If you are at a healthy weight but frustrated by stubborn fat that won’t seem to respond to diet and exercise, liposuction is likely the solution you’ve been desperate to find. Call our friendly team to schedule your private liposuction consultation in Beverly Hills with internationally renowned, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jaime S. Schwartz today, and find out how a stunning, striking, sculpted physique can finally be yours!

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.