Liposuction may offer the promise of quick weight loss, but that's not the purpose of this surgical procedure. It’s easy to see how tempting it might be, especially for those who are unhappy with carrying excess weight or have tried and failed with countless diets. Although undergoing liposuction will inevitably result in some weight loss, this is simply a fortunate side effect of having less fat after the procedure.
Liposuction is ideally suited for those who are within 30 percent of their ideal body weight but are stuck with stubborn areas of fat which no amount of dieting or exercising manages to shift. Unfortunately, when we first gain weight, we grow fat cells which remain there even after losing weight. And certain areas of the body are particularly prone to these stubborn fat pockets. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons suggest that liposuction works best to treat the thighs, arms, neck, hips, waist, back, inner knee, chest, cheeks, chin, calves, and ankles.
Physical traits such as chubby thighs are often inherited and there’s not much you can do about it. Exercise can help to a certain extent, but if your body has a tendency towards the mesomorph shape (muscular) rather than ectomorph (slender), it will take an enormous amount of training to change your body shape, and let’s face it, most people simply aren’t able or willing to put in the amount of effort needed.
So the purpose of liposuction isn’t to lose weight. What it can do is help you achieve a more aesthetically pleasing body shape which is more in proportion with your overall body. Yes, you will lose weight initially. However, if you’re looking to liposuction as a short cut to weight loss, but haven’t made significant changes to an unhealthy diet or lifestyle, you’ll simply regain the weight, possibly in other areas instead.
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