Can You Lose Weight with Liposuction?

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2023-11-08 05:30 AM | By Tamira scientific Committee
Women holding her extra fat of the stomach

The stark reality that everyone must realize is that liposuction is not a weight-loss program. It does not help people lose 20–30 kilograms of weight. Instead, it is a fat removal and body contouring procedure. This means a person can lose a few inches of fat with the help of lipo surgery. And attain the desired body shape that appeals to others.  


This piece of blog will discuss in detail what the procedure is, what kind of fat it removes, what the benefits are, and finally, how minimally you can lose weight with liposuction.


Liposuction and Weight Loss

Everybody will have a mix of fat tissues. Some fat may be removed with the help of fat-burning workouts and dieting. But some fats are stubborn, and they cannot be expelled from your body through exercise and dieting. This is where the need for liposuction comes from. In other words, it is a fat removal surgery that helps you remove stubborn fat from your body through suction. This gives your skin or body a slim, smooth, and shapely look.  

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If you still ask the question, “Can you lose weight with liposuction?”, here is the straightforward answer. The procedure can remove up to 10 pounds of fat from your body, and this need not be equivalent to 10 pounds of weight. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, patients undergoing lipo will be able to lose only 2–5 pounds of their body weight.  


Benefits of liposuction

  • Lose a few inches (1 to 3 inches) by removing the excess fat accumulated in your body

  • Get the perfect contour on your body (abdomen, thighs, arms, etc)

  • Lose about 3–5 kilograms of weight 

  • Permanent removal of stubborn fat

  • Safe and secure surgery


Thus, it suits those who want to shape their body or remove stubborn fat. It is not suitable for those who want to lose excess body weight (obese individuals). 


Also, the lipo procedure does not help you get rid of saggy skin that hangs after excess fat removal. You need to undergo a skin tightening treatment to contract the saggy skin. Based on your body's needs, you may have to choose between a tummy tuck or liposuction. Tummy tucking is a skin-tightening technique performed especially in the tummy (abdomen) region. 


When should you choose liposuction for weight loss?

Obese patients willing to lose 65–90 pounds of weight must first undergo proper dieting and rigorous workout training. This will help them dissolve the non-stubborn fat cells, and the body will automatically expel the dissolved fat. After doing so, your body might have lost non-stubborn fat and some kilograms of weight, but not the subcutaneous fat underneath your skin. This is when you need liposuction surgery to remove them.


Though the aesthetic medicine field offers various types of lipo procedures, from traditional liposuction to advanced high-definition lipo, you need to first consult your doctor. Only your doctor can guide you with the right steps, as he or she completely understands your body's requirements. 


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