Liposuction continues to be ranked among the more sought-after plastic surgery procedures in the US over the past three decades. This procedure is meant to enhance body contours in specific body areas by removing excess fat pockets which are unresponsive to diet and exercise.
A common question from patients is whether liposuction can help them lose weight, and how much. At the time of the pre-operative consultation, the patient should openly ask these types of questions and make a judicious choice after gaining complete clarity on the potential outcomes of liposuction.
A responsible surgeon will offer the patient detailed information on these concerns and enable them to make an enlightened choice. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards provides liposuction to patients in Las Vegas, NV, and surrounding communities.
Fat Loss vs. Weight Loss Procedures
The difference between fat loss and weight loss procedures is unclear to many patients. But a fat loss procedure is meant to remove stubborn fatty deposits in specific areas of the body which may be causing unappealing contours and compromising the overall body shape.
On the other hand, a weight loss procedure helps obese or overweight patients lose weight. These patients may be suffering from excessive weight-related health problems such as diabetes or hypertension. For patients who need to lose a large amount of body weight, bariatric surgery is a proven medical solution.
In comparison to bariatric surgery, liposuction is a fat loss surgery that can target one or more areas of the body to enhance the body shape. Today, cutting-edge techniques have made liposuction a less invasive body sculpting surgery. Moreover, patients do not need to follow a major diet plan, unlike weight loss procedures.
Liposuction Makes You Look Slimmer
Liposuction helps reshape the body through fat loss, but it is not meant for weight-loss. Weight-loss may be relatively easier to attain through diet and exercise in comparison to addressing stubborn fat pockets in specific areas.
Liposuction cosmetic surgery enhances the body contours which may make a person look naturally slimmer. This may give the illusion of weight loss although it is, in reality, the loss of undesirable fat cells.
Fat Loss is Permanent
Patients should not expect dramatic weight loss with liposuction. However, they can be assured that their fat loss will be permanent. Eliminated fat cells cannot re-grow in an adult body. But if the patient gains more weight over the years, their body shape may become a bigger version of their new physique accomplished through liposuction.
This occurs when the remaining fat cells in the body grow larger by accumulating more fat when the body weight increases. For this reason, patients should follow a balanced diet and regular exercise schedule in the long run to maintain the outcomes of their liposuction surgery.
Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards receives patients from Las Vegas, NV, and nearby areas for liposuction.
Taking new patients from Las Vegas, Bullhead City, Laughlin, Pahrump, Mesquite NV and surrounding areas.