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    Should You Lose Weight Before Liposuction Surgery?

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    Screen Shot 2015-01-21 at 3.01.30 PM (1)Losing fat from various parts of the body to achieve a contoured shape is not always an easy thing to do. Sticking to a diet, exercising, shedding as much fat as one consumes in a day is a difficult task. For all these seemingly unachievable feats liposuction has become a boon to many.

    What is liposuction?

    Liposuction is cosmetic surgery procedure that entails removing excess fat from under the skin to give the body a more contoured shape. The liposuction technique has become very popular and cosmetic surgeons have been practicing it for nearly three decades now.  It is a safe technique and its proven procedure has given many people the opportunity to live their dream of having a toned body.

    Who can undergo liposuction?

    Liposuction is an ideal solution for anyone who wants to refine their body contours. But before anyone goes in for a liposuction treatment they need to check with a qualified plastic surgeon. There are certain issues that need to be taken into consideration before one takes a decision of undergoing a liposuction treatment. Liposuction works best for people who are in excellent health condition and are within 25 pounds of their ideal body weight. Patients preferably over the age of 18 are perfect for undergoing liposuction. Liposuction removes fat but does not tighten the skin which might sag after the fat loss. Younger patients have more supple skin with better elasticity which helps them to respond better to the treatment. On the other hand older patients might face some difficulty in making the same happen.

    Losing weight before liposuction

    In order for liposuction to be effective the patient must try to maintain a weight which is within 25 pounds of their ideal body weight. If the patient weighs more than the limit of 25 pounds it is preferable that they lose some weight before undergoing the procedure.

    Liposuction can be carried out only when the patient has reached a stable or plateau weight, that is, there have been no substantial changes to their weight over a fixed period of time. In case you are planning a liposuction it is preferable that you start off with a weight-loss program or some light cardio exercises well before the date of the treatment.

    How much weight you want to lose may also answer the question if you want to lose any weight at all. If you plan to lose 5-10 pounds then it will not make much of a difference if you lose it before the treatment. However, if you plan to lose a substantial amount of weight before the treatment you should consult a cosmetic surgeon about the way you should carry out the weight-loss regime.

    Liposuction is not weight loss procedure

    Liposuction is targeted extraction of adipose tissues or fat from parts of the body which the patient wants to be brought into shape. Removal of the excess fat gives the body the aesthetic appeal that the patient desires. It is recommended that the patient should not immediately start any heavy exercises post-treatment. Having a liposuction does not mean cutting back on good eating-habits and exercising. A proper diet and a healthy lifestyle post-liposuction will help you maintain the perfect body you always aimed for.

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