How much weight will I lose if I have liposuction? We hear this question all the time at Image Surgical Arts and, frankly, it concerns us. Yes, you may weigh a little less following liposuction surgery, but you should never – ever – consider this procedure as a weight loss tool. Liposuction is a cosmetic, body contouring procedure, cautions Dr. Brady Harris, and if you go into it for the wrong reason you will be disappointed in the results.
Liposuction is designed to reduce stubborn pockets of fat that refuse to go away despite your efforts to eat right, exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Many people are familiar with this issue, whether they see it in their thighs, tummy, back or flanks. No one loves their “love handles.” If you are overweight, we encourage you to address that first. Then, if you find you still need a little help smoothing the contours in a specific area, it will be time to consider liposuction.
Personalized Just for You
Used as intended, liposuction is a very versatile procedure. This is why it has been so popular with men and women for so many years. Dr. Harris can treat stubborn fat virtually anywhere on your body from your neck to your knees, tailoring the procedure specifically to meet your goals. Happily, results are very long-lasting – as long as you maintain your healthy life habits, of course.
Depending on where you have liposuction, you may well lose a pant size, and your silhouette will definitely change afterward. Those are realistic expectations, and we’re pretty sure you will be more than pleased with your more toned or sculpted appearance.
It’s important to note that liposuction only removes excess fat. So if your skin is starting to lose elasticity, Dr. Harris may recommend adding a skin tightening procedure so that your final results look as smooth and youthful as possible, on the surface as well as underneath.
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If you need to lose weight, do that the right way. If there is a fatty area that continues to bother you because it just doesn’t fit the rest of your body, liposuction can help you finally achieve the overall slimmer, trimmer figure or physique you want. Browse our patient gallery for before and after photos to get an idea of what liposuction can really do.