How Much Weight Can You Lose with Liposuction?

Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and Nearby Areas of Arizona

People often wonder how much weight they can actually lose with liposuction. The answer, unfortunately, is none. Liposuction is not a weight loss tool, but rather a way to get rid of excess fat in targeted areas. The liposuction procedure removes the physical fat from areas such as the stomach, waist, or flanks, but fat is very light and this does not result in significant weight loss.Woman measuring waist after liposuction

If you want to contour your body to better fit into your clothes or drop a pant size, then liposuction may be right for you. Call Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery at 602-513-8133 today to schedule your complimentary consultation.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Liposuction?

If you are looking for a fast and easy way to lose weight, liposuction is not right for you. However, if you are actively working towards leading a healthy lifestyle, you may be a candidate for liposuction even if you are not quite at your goal weight yet.

Liposuction results are permanent as long as you maintain a stable, healthy weight. However, if you gain weight after a liposuction procedure, you will regain fat in the areas you had treated. An ideal candidate for liposuction:

  • Is at or near their goal weight
  • Has one or more areas of stubborn fat they want to reduce
  • Does not smoke
  • Is committed to a healthy and active lifestyle
  • Has realistic expectations

Liposuction can give dramatic results, but these results will be better the closer you are to your target weight. If you are overweight but not obese, you may still be a candidate, but you should realize that liposuction will not take the place of a healthy diet and regular exercise.

If your BMI is over 30, our plastic surgeons may recommend that you try to lose weight on your own before undergoing cosmetic surgery. Patients with a high BMI are at a higher risk of complications from surgery.

What Can Liposuction Treat?

Liposuction can be a great option for reducing fat in stubborn areas such as the:

  • Stomach
  • Flanks
  • Thighs
  • Waist
  • Chin
  • Bra bulge
  • Back
  • Arms

As we age, it gets harder to reduce excess fat in certain genetically determined areas of the body. It can be frustrating to lead a relatively healthy life and yet not see these pockets of fat reduce. Liposuction can help you look the way you should after you’ve been eating right and hitting the gym. It can also help to get rid of a stubborn double chin.

Liposuction is also great for helping to shape and contour the body. While it can’t help you lose weight, it can help you to look like you did. Overweight men and women often find the inspiration and motivation to stick to a good diet and workout routine after seeing a glimpse of what their body could look like through liposuction.

Schedule Your Liposuction Consultation

If you are interested in liposuction, call Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery today at 602-513-8133 to schedule your complimentary consultation. We serve patients in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, and other nearby areas of Arizona.

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