After achieving a weight loss goal, many people consider getting liposuction to complement their results. While there are many benefits to getting liposuction to fine-tune your weight loss efforts, there are some limitations as well. Use this guide to help you decide if post-weight loss liposuction could be right for you.
What’s the Purpose of Liposuction after Weight Loss?
It is important to note that liposuction is not an effective method of weight loss itself, but rather a body contouring option that can be used once you have reached your target weight.
However, many people still have trouble areas even after achieving a weight loss milestone, such as love handles, back rolls or stubborn fat in other areas. Liposuction can target the exercise-resistant fat in these spots, helping you to achieve a smoother physique.
Will Liposuction Help Me Lose Weight?
Some of the most common areas to get liposuction include the abdomen, posterior flanks (love handles), thighs and chin.
No, the number on the scale won’t change very much after liposuction. Most people will lose around five pounds. However, you should notice a considerable improvement in the way your clothes fit following your liposuction procedure.
Keep in mind, it is possible to gain weight after liposuction, so you must maintain healthy eating and exercise habits to optimize the longevity of your results.
Will Liposuction Tighten My Skin?
No, liposuction won’t tighten or remove loose skin after massive weight loss. If excess skin in the abdomen is a concern for you, consider combining liposuction with a tummy tuck for more comprehensive results.