Whether you achieve a minor weight loss goal through diet and exercise alone or a major success with the help of bariatric surgery, losing weight takes dedication and hard work. Further, it’s important to maintain a healthy lifestyle to keep the weight off.
However, there are some things that no amount of healthy choices will fix, such as slimming away the stubborn fat that clings to certain areas even after you’ve reached your target weight. Should liposuction after weight loss be viewed as the final step in your weight loss journey?
The Limitations of Liposuction
There are two types of fat in the body: subcutaneous fat and visceral fat.
Visceral fat is the kind that’s usually responsible for making us overweight.
Liposuction continues to grow in popularity and is one of the most sought-after plastic surgery procedures. Whether done alone or in combination with a tummy tuck, liposuction works to remove unwanted fat from specific areas of the body.* However, more isn’t always better and overly aggressive liposuction can sometimes do more harm than good.
Why You Shouldn’t Remove Too Much Fat at Once
Liposuction should not be considered a way to get rid of a high volume of fat. Rather, liposuction can contour your body by removing small amounts of fat from targeted areas.* Liposuction that removes too much fat can result in dimpling and other abnormalities. Therefore, if you have a large amount of excess fat,