For the past three decades, liposuction has consistently ranked among the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in the US.
This procedure can improve the contours of the targeted body areas by eliminating excess fatty deposits that do not respond diet and exercise.
New patients may have concerns on whether liposuction surgery can help them lose weight and to what extent. Patients should unhesitatingly ask such questions during the pre-op consultation process to be able to make a well-considered decision after garnering complete clarity on the potential advantages and limitations of liposuction.
A dedicated surgeon will answer any questions that the patient may have in a comprehensive and detailed way to enable them to make a well-informed choice. Plastic surgeon Dr. Paul McCluskey provides liposuction to patients in Atlanta, Buckhead, Georgia, and surrounding locations.
Fat Loss vs. Weight Loss Procedures
Many patients are unclear on the difference between fat loss and weight loss procedures, and consider the two to be synonymous.
However, a fat loss procedure helps eliminate stubborn fatty pockets in particular sites of the body which may be creating unappealing bulges and affecting the contours of the body.
A weight loss procedure, on the other hand, helps obese or overweight people who may be facing weight-related medical issues such as hypertension or diabetes. Bariatric surgery is an effective medical procedure to help suitable candidates reduce a large amount of body weight.
Liposuction, unlike bariatric surgery, is a fat loss procedure which can be performed in one or more parts of the body to improve contours. The development of state-of-the-art techniques has now made liposuction a less invasive body contouring surgery.
Furthermore, patients do not need to follow a strict diet plan after liposuction, unlike in the case of weight loss procedure.
Liposuction Makes You Look Slimmer
Liposuction helps reshape the body by removing fatty deposits. But it is not a procedure meant for weight loss. While weight loss is relatively easier to accomplish through diet and exercise, fatty deposits in particular areas are challenging to eliminate even through proper diet and a vigorous exercise regimen.
Liposuction targets specific areas of the body to enhance the contours making a person appear slimmer. It may seem like the patient has lost weight, but in reality, liposuction eliminates only undesirable fat cells.
Fat Loss is Permanent
Liposuction cosmetic surgery does not cause dramatic weight loss. However, patients can be assured of permanent fat loss. The adult body cannot restore fat cells after they have been eliminated. If the patient puts on more weight over a period of time, their body will appear as a larger version of the new body shape accomplished through liposuction.
This happens because the remaining fat cells in the body will grow larger if the patient puts on weight. For maintaining the benefits of liposuction in the long-term, patients should follow a balanced diet and exercise program following the surgery.
Plastic surgeon Dr. Paul McCluskey receives patients from Atlanta, Buckhead, Georgia, and nearby areas for liposuction.
Serving patients in and around Atlanta, Buckhead, Roswell, Marietta, Georgia and surrounding areas.