Updated for 2018
A common misconception about liposuction is that the same results could be achieved through traditional weight loss methods of diet and exercise.
However, it’s important to remember that body contouring procedures are not meant as weight loss alternatives because the goals of body contouring are distinctly different from those of weight loss. Here’s a closer look at the difference between liposuction and a healthy lifestyle.
Fat & Traditional Weight Loss
Traditional weight loss is best achieved through healthy choices like a controlled, balanced diet and regular exercise. For patients with significant weight difficulties, bariatric surgery may be the key to losing substantial amounts of weight.
Eating right and sticking to routine workouts are both excellent methods of burning visceral fat, which wraps around your inner organs and is most commonly associated with diabetes and other serious health problems as well as significant weight gain.
While typically harmless, subcutaneous fat can appear unattractive and feel frustrating.
The other type of fat, subcutaneous fat, is notoriously resistant to diet and exercise. Love handles, stomach rolls, and bulges in the upper arms, back, thighs and under the chin are all common examples of subcutaneous fat. Liposuction can improve body contours by effectively targeting and removing subcutaneous fat.
When Liposuction Is Right
Rather than standing in for a healthy lifestyle, body contouring complements your weight loss efforts by taking over where diet and exercise fall short. Getting rid of unsightly bulges is one of the best ways to showcase the results of your hard-earned effort to get in shape and slim away those subcutaneous fat deposits for good.