Liposuction: Is It Really a Weight Loss Surgery?

TorsoEverybody and their aunt has heard of liposuction. And in fact, it’s very likely that you know somebody who has undergone this treatment but you may not even know it. Designed to target areas of fat on your body that you just can’t seem to get rid of, liposuction is the perfect way to get your perfect body back. However, that being said, it isn’t necessarily a cure all weight loss surgery. Read on to learn more.

Weight Loss Surgery

Unlike surgeries like the lap band in which a surgical ring is placed around your stomach in order to shrink the physical size of your stomach, liposuction isn’t considered to be a weight loss surgery. In fact, unlike popular belief, liposuction isn’t used to treat people who suffer from obesity or extreme weight gain at all. Rather, liposuction is used to target specific areas of concern like the abdomen, upper arms or thighs, in which individuals are having a hard time losing weight.

Why Get Liposuction?

If you’re like most people, you have one or more problem areas with your body that you just can’t seem to get rid of. And sometimes it can seem like no matter how many fad diets you go on, how many sit-ups you do, or how many curls you make your arms do before bed every night, you just can’t seem to lose that extra bit of weight. If you are one of those individuals, then liposuction is an ideal treatment for you. By removing the excess fat from those pesky areas, you can have the body that you’ve worked so hard to achieve.

It Does Require Work

Although you are surgically removing the fat from your body during liposuction, it doesn’t mean that the fat can’t creep back. If you received liposuction around your abdominal area, that doesn’t mean that you are forever off the hook from doing abdominal crunches. In fact, as soon as you are approved to, you should start to tone and strengthen your muscles in order to keep the fat off for good.

If you are interested in learning more about liposuction, contact our office today!

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