As you no doubt know, liposuction is a procedure that removes excess fat cells from targeted spots in the body. What you might not know is that this is not a weight loss procedure.
Liposuction is strictly about removing small amounts of excess fat. It will not cause significant weight loss. In fact, you might not see a noticeable difference on the scale at all. Here’s what you need to know about why lipo is not for weight loss.
What We Mean By Weight Loss
Let’s start by clarifying what weight loss is. With liposuction, fat cells are removed, which on its own will have some degree of impact on your body mass. However, it won’t have much.
How much fat will lipo remove? The maximum amount of fat that can safely be removed is 11 pounds — and for many patients, even that is way too much and would require removing fat from multiple spots on the body.
To us, weight loss isn’t losing just a few pounds. Instead, it is a meaningful change in body mass, helping someone move from being overweight or obese to being healthy. Liposuction just doesn’t offer this.
Liposuction Isn’t a Shortcut
Liposuction is a body contouring procedure. It is meant to smooth out the lines of your body to give you a perfect silhouette However, you need to be at or near your ideal weight for this to work.
This means that you have to eat well and exercise regularly. If you don’t, liposuction isn’t going to make much of a difference, and your results will be reserved due to poor habits.
To learn more about what liposuction can do for you, call the office at 410-740-9330 or reach out through our contact form.