Liposuction has consistently ranked among the more sought-after plastic surgery procedures in the country for the past three decades. This procedure can enhance body contours in targeted sites by removing excess fatty pockets which are unresponsive to diet and exercise.
A new patient may have questions on whether liposuction surgery can help them with weight loss and to what extent. The patient should freely ask such questions during the pre-operative consultation process to be able to make an enlightened decision after receiving abundant clarity on the potential benefits and limitations of liposuction.
A committed surgeon will answer the patient’s questions in a detailed and transparent manner to enable them to make an appropriate decision.
The accomplished Modern Body Contouring & Laser Center (MBody), led by prudent board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton M. Sundin and Dr. Reps B. Sundin, provides liposuction to patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg and surrounding locations.
Fat Loss vs. Weight Loss Procedures
Many patients do not have clarity on the difference between procedures for fat loss and weight loss and believe that they are synonymous. But a fat loss procedure is meant to remove stubborn fatty deposits in specific areas of the body which may be contributing to unattractive bulges and adversely impacting the contours of the body.
On the other hand, a weight loss procedure is meant for obese or overweight individuals who may be experiencing weight-related health problems such as diabetes or hypertension. Bariatric surgery is a proven medical procedure capable of reducing a large amount of body weight for ideal candidates.
In comparison to bariatric surgery, liposuction is a fat loss surgery which can be performed on one or more body areas to enhance the patient’s contours.
Today, the development of cutting-edge techniques has made liposuction a less invasive body contouring procedure. Liposuction, unlike weight loss procedures, does not require a patient to follow a strict diet plan.
Liposuction Makes You Appear Slimmer
Liposuction aims to reshape the body by eliminating fat pockets. However, it is not a weight loss procedure. Notably, weight loss is comparatively easier to accomplish through diet and exercise while fat pockets in specific areas are challenging to eliminate even with a comprehensive diet and exercise plan.
Liposuction has a targeted aesthetic effect on the body contours which makes an individual look slimmer. It may appear as if the patient has lost weight, despite the fact that liposuction actually accomplishes only the loss of undesirable fat cells.
Fat Loss is Permanent
Liposuction plastic surgery does not lead to dramatic weight loss, but patients can be assured that their fat loss will be permanent. The adult body cannot re-grow fat cells once they have been removed. But in case the patient gains more weight over time, their body may become a larger version of the new figure attained via liposuction.
This occurs as the remaining fat cells in the body will increase in size if the patient gains weight. In order to maintain the advantages of liposuction in the long run, patients should follow a healthy diet and exercise regimen after the procedure.
Dedicated plastic surgeons at MBody receive patients from Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and other towns and cities in this area of the country for liposuction.
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