Is It Easier to Lose Weight After Liposuction?
Liposuction is one of the most popular plastic surgery options performed every year in the US. If you have stubborn pockets of excess fat, you might want to consider having it done. In addition, if you have some extra weight you want to lose, you might want to know if it’s easier to lose weight after you’ve had liposuction.
Everyone has fat cells. These are static cells that grow and shrink depending on the amount of fat they’re storing. If you do put on significant weight, your body will pack more nutrients in those fat cells, causing them to expand. Conversely, when you lose weight, your body uses the nutrients packed in the cells and the cells shrink.
Still, for some people, it’s impossible for the body to magically shed fat in problem areas. Even with diligent dieting and exercise, specific locations such as the low abdomen or thighs remain frustratingly large. As a result, even if you lose weight, you might still be left with stubborn fat in some areas of your body.
Liposuction is a good procedure for eliminating stubborn pockets of fat from specific problem areas of the body. It can be highly effective at removing fat in the abdomen, back, hips, legs, thighs, arms and even in the breasts of men who have experienced sudden chest fat tissue. Liposuction breaks up fat cells so that they can then be sucked out of the body with a special tool.
Liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure on its own. As a result, you should already be at or near your goal weight when you have it done. Once you have achieved your ideal weight, liposuction can address the remaining problem areas of your body by physically eliminating fat cells.
Liposuction is not a procedure you should have if you are over 30 pounds of your ultimate weight goal. You should also successfully maintain your newfound weight for at least several months before having the surgery. As a general rule, you shouldn’t go up or down by more than 10 pounds.
While liposuction isn’t meant to prevent you from ever regaining weight, it can help you to maintain your new weight provided you do your part. This means you should consume a healthy diet, get plenty of exercise and try to live a healthy lifestyle overall.
As long as you continue to live a healthy lifestyle and continue eating healthy foods in smaller portions and don’t overindulge, you can actually lose weight after liposuction. The trick is to change your mindset and your way of thinking. Instead of accepting stubborn fat in problem areas, remember that the end reward of losing weight and shedding excess fat is that you both look and feel better. Changing your habits can make all the difference in the world.
The most important decision regarding liposuction after deciding to pursue the procedure is finding a reputable board-certified plastic surgeon who has the experience needed to perform it. Avoid going with someone who promises to do it for the cheapest price available. The risk is never worth it. If you are in the Boca Raton, Florida area, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jonathan Berman is here to help you eliminate your stubborn fat and achieve the figure of your dreams. To learn more, contact Berman Plastic Surgery and Spa to schedule a consultation today.
Dr. Jonathan Ross Berman is a Boca Raton plastic surgeon who has been certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery with over 30 years of service experience specializing in Breast Augmentation, Rhinoplasty, Face Lift, Liposuction, and many other types of plastic surgery in Boca Raton, FL.