Do I Have to be at My Ideal Weight for Liposuction?

Jun 8, 2011

Although liposuction is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures and is an effective means for removing stubborn fat deposits that do not respond to diet and exercise, it is also not meant as a weight-loss technique.

Liposuction is a body contouring procedure designed to remove fat deposits from problem areas including:

  • Abdomen
  • Hips, thighs and buttocks
  • Calves and ankles
  • Upper arms
  • Neck and chin
  • Chest/breasts

Liposuction does not result in significant weight loss. It is designed to treat specific problem areas to better complement your overall physique.

Because of this, liposuction is most effective for patients who are at or near their ideal body weight prior to the procedure. If you are close to your ideal body weight, it will be easier to identify your problem areas and you will be at a lower risk for complications.

Likewise, the results of liposuction are typically permanent if you continue to maintain a healthy diet and active lifestyle that keep you at a stable, ideal body weight.

If you are not an ideal candidate for liposuction, experienced Tampa plastic surgeon Dr. Antonio J. Gayoso may recommend a tummy tuck or other body lift procedure.

If you live in the Tampa, St. Petersburg or Clearwater, Florida, areas and would like more information about liposuction, please contact board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Antonio J. Gayoso at Gayoso Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation.

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