Those who avoid bathroom scales like the plague have wondered at one point or another if liposuction could save us from our humdrum exercise routines and deliver a sexy and sleek figure.
Wouldn’t that be nice?
The bad news is that liposuction can’t replace natural weight loss. The good news is that it can be combined with exercise to deliver killer results that can’t be found with either option alone.
Natural Weight Loss
Yes, as hard as it is to hear, liposuction is no substitute for natural weight loss. Both options remove fat, sure, but the important difference is that lipo can’t remove large amounts of it the way exercise can. In fact, you’d be lucky to even lose a single pound of actual weight from your liposuction treatment. That’s because liposuction is for contouring, not weight loss.
Folks who hit the gym and tighten up their diets before their liposuction will see the best results from their treatment. Nearly every plastic surgeon is in agreement on this point, and it makes logical sense too — what’s the point of having slimmed down love handles or thighs if the rest of your body is pudgy and flabby?
Taking it to the Next Level
Once you’ve hit your goal weight by hitting the treadmill and ditching the pizza, the areas that will show the most improvement through lipo will become apparent. See, thanks to our varying genetics, all of us have those stubborn areas of fat that don’t respond to diet or exercise. These are the perfect targets for body contouring treatments. The problem is, you can’t see where these areas are without slimming down your whole body first. This is why it’s essential to throw on those sweat bands and get moving before you ever think about liposuction.