Liposuction is one of the most effective ways of improving your body contours. But is liposuction a good way to lose weight? Strictly speaking, liposuction is not a weight loss procedure; however, liposuction’s elimination of stubborn fat from key areas of the body can make it look as though you’ve lost weight. Liposuction provides strategic trimming and slimming to improve your body shape, regardless of your current body weight.
The Difference Between Liposuction and Weight Loss Procedures
Liposuction and weight loss surgeries are very different procedures. Even though both can improve your body contours, they use different approaches to do so.
Liposuction provides targeted fat removal and is performed on specific areas of the body where excess fat is present. These excess fat cells are extracted from the body through a careful and precise procedure that yields instant results. The actual amount of weight removed from the body with liposuction is usually less than 5 pounds. For this reason, liposuction is better for those who are already at or near their goal weight but who still want to trim down their trouble areas.
Unlike liposuction, Weight loss surgery helps the body lose weight over time using one of various approaches that limit the amount of food you can eat. These range from gastric banding (temporary insertion of an inflatable band that helps you feel fuller sooner and for longer) to gastric bypass (an irreversible procedure that shrinks the stomach and restricts the amount of food you can consume). Over months or even a couple years, this can result in the loss of up to 80 percent of your excess body weight (sometimes more than 100 pounds!). Weight loss surgery may be recommended for those who are significantly overweight or obese and who need medical help losing weight.
Liposuction Trims and Tones Your Figure
Even though liposuction is not a weight loss procedure, as a body contouring procedure it can trim and tone your figure to make it look as though you have lost a good amount of weight. For example, a person of average or slim body weight may have persistent lower belly fat. By undergoing liposuction, this lower belly fat can be permanently removed from their body. While this person may lose only a few pounds during the procedure, getting liposuction on this area of the body can make such a difference in overall body shape that it creates the impression of having lost more weight.
Liposuction Does What Weight Loss Can’t
Perhaps most importantly, liposuction does what weight loss can’t. When people lose weight, the pounds shed from all over the body. Often, trouble areas like the upper arms, thighs, hips, and abdomen continue to hang onto persistent fat even through healthy dieting and regular exercise. There are no dieting or exercise strategies that can force weight loss to come from a specific area of the body. But this is precisely what liposuction does: it targets and slims down your trouble areas to help you achieve the body contours you desire. Liposuction can dramatically improve your body contours and help you claim the trim, toned figure you have always wished for with weight loss.
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