Liposuction vs. Weight Loss

Even when you’re at your smallest, chances are there are one or two areas you might wish were proportioned differently. Genetics, hormones and aging cause our fat to be distributed in various ways, so some people carry their fat differently than others. From apple-shaped bodies to rectangles or pear shapes, it’s perfectly normal for there to be differences.

However, many patients wish they could alter their physique by removing some of the fat from stubborn, isolated spots, so they turn to liposuction. Liposuction is not designed to be a weight loss tool, and it won’t convey the health benefits of a good exercise routine and diet, but it does have numerous benefits.

Despite what is commonly believed, you don’t have to be “big” to have liposuction. Patients who have this treatment are mostly individuals who maintain a stable, normal body weight but who also have some specific, problematic areas of fat, such as love handles, below-the-skin belly fat, a double chin or batwings on the upper arms.

These are the people who are considered to be ideal candidates. In fact, plastic surgeons prefer that patients are close to their ideal weight and are in a good state of health before having this surgery. Interested in learning more? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Baroody today to see if you are a candidate for liposuction! 



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