Liposuction and Weight Loss: Does One Help the Other?
Liposuction and weight loss are closely associated with one another. But basically, liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure. And a lipo surgery is not a substitute for diet and exercise, the most popular and healthy weight loss methods. Weight loss and weight loss methods are supposed to work on the entire body and they ARE effective. Liposuction is a type of cosmetic surgery that works against concentrated deposits of fat is specific areas that are not responsive to other fat removal methods. Traditionally, liposuction has been used in patients with normal weight to treat specific problem body areas, like chin, buttocks, abdomen, waist, thighs where the fat is persistent.
Today large-volume liposuction is often used for weight loss purposes. This is as drastic approach for cases when over weight loss methods fail. The good news is that non-invasive liposuction alternatives like Lipodissolve, VASER liposuction or SmartLipo Laser Liposuction are available today. These methods are more effective than the traditional liposuction surgery and are associated with less invasion, tissue damage and other risks for the patient.
However, one should remember that being overweight is not just an esthetic problem that can be resolved by the means of removal of excess fat or other cosmetic surgery, such as tummy tuck. Obesity is dangerous for your overall health. It increases the risk of heart attack, high blood pressure, diabetes and stroke. Liposuction will not eliminate any of these risks. The only effective method so far is diet and exercise. If you are seriously overweight you should not expect that liposuction alone will dramatically change your entire body. Obese patients are generally advised to start with traditional weight loss methods and resort to liposuction only when these methods to not permit to obtain the desired body contour.