Liposuction is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures performed today. However, it is important to remember what the procedure can and can’t accomplish. Liposuction is a body contouring procedure that can help you eliminate stubborn pockets of fat that have been resistant to diet and exercise. It is not a weight loss tool. In order to achieve the long lasting results that help you look your best, you will need to be near your ideal body weight prior to the procedure and maintain a healthy diet and exercise regularly afterwards.
In most instances, the best liposuction results are achieved by only removing a small amount of fat. While it is possible to remove up to 5 liters of fat safely, many board certified plastic surgeons will recommend removing much less than this amount in order to reduce liposuction risks. The closer you are to your target weight, the less fat you will need to remove in order to achieve your desired outcome.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Crispin will discuss these factors with you. If you are not committed to living a healthy lifestyle, liposuction may not be right for you. But for people who are near their target weight and are very active, liposuction can help put the finishing touches on your body sculpting efforts which could not be accomplished by exercise alone.