Should You Lose Weight Before Liposuction?

Posted on May 10,2023 By Dr. Y Anthony Nakamura

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Are you considering liposuction to get rid of those stubborn pockets of fat that just won’t go away even with diet and exercise? If so, you may be wondering if you should lose weight before undergoing the procedure. The answer to this question is not a simple yes or no. It depends on various factors.

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure that involves the removal of excess fat from different areas of the body. It is often performed on people who have tried diet and exercise but are still struggling with stubborn areas of fat that won’t go away.

Liposuction is typically performed on areas such as the abdomen, thighs, hips, buttocks, arms, and neck. The procedure involves making small incisions in the targeted area, and then using a suction device to remove the fat cells.

While liposuction can help to improve body contour and boost self-confidence, it is not a substitute for a healthy lifestyle. It is important to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon like Dr. Nakamura at Accent On You to determine if liposuction is the right option for you.

Should I Lose Weight Before Liposuction?

If you are significantly overweight, it may be advisable to lose weight before undergoing liposuction. This is because liposuction is not designed to remove large amounts of fat and attempting to do so can result in complications such as unsatisfactory results, excessive bleeding, and prolonged healing time.

On the other hand, if you’re close to your ideal weight but have stubborn pockets of fat resistant to diet and exercise, liposuction may be a suitable option, but weight loss may not be necessary.

Ultimately, the decision of whether or not to lose weight before liposuction should be made in consultation with your surgeon. They will be able to evaluate your individual case and provide personalized recommendations based on your specific goals.

Other Ways to Prepare for Liposuction

One of the most important ways to prepare for liposuction is by maintaining a healthy lifestyle. This includes eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly, and avoiding smoking and alcohol. Additionally, it is recommended that patients stop taking certain medications and supplements that can increase bleeding and bruising.

Another way to prepare for liposuction is to stay hydrated. Drinking plenty of water before and after the surgery can help flush out toxins and reduce swelling.

It is also important to arrange for someone to drive you to and from the surgery. They should stay with you for the first few days after the procedure.

It’s also important to discuss any concerns or questions with your surgeon beforehand to ensure a smooth and successful procedure.

Finally, preparing for liposuction also involves mental preparation. Patients should have realistic expectations about the results of the surgery and understand that it is not a substitute for a healthy lifestyle.

Schedule a Consultation

If you’re considering getting liposuction surgery to achieve the body of your dreams, scheduling a consultation with Dr. Nakamura at Accent On You is a great first step. Dr. Nakamura will evaluate your unique needs and goals to determine if liposuction is the right choice for you.

To schedule a consultation today, call our Arlington, TX office at 817-417-7200  or use our online scheduling form.

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Dr. Y. Anthony Nakamura is a recognized expert in plastic surgery and body contouring, providing excellent care while taking a personal approach with each and every patient.

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