Every cosmetic surgeon will tell patients who are interested in achieving significant weight loss that liposuction is not the right solution to reach that goal. Yet, what about the patients who have already met their weight loss objective and simply want to improve their contours after the fact? Can lipo help make a difference?
Getting Better Contours
One of the frustrations of weight loss in general is that it’s impossible for patients to control from where, exactly, the excess weight will be shed. The hope is that the waistline will become more pronounced, legs and arms will slim down and the belly will look flatter. While some of these goals may be realized, others may not manifest, leaving patients to wonder where, exactly, those lost pounds went if not toward an overall improvement in body contours.
Liposuction is ideal for improving the shape and profile of isolated problem areas—not as a weight loss tool, but as an aesthetic one. Through the permanent removal of adipose tissue, liposuction further slims down the figure after the ideal target weight has been reached for smoother, more controlled contours.
Additional Body Contouring
While lipo can improve body profile, other surgeries may be needed for body contouring after weight loss as well. Since lipo can only address adipose tissue, the appearance of loose, hanging skin will require surgical excision. After body contouring, either with liposuction or through other reshaping procedures, maintaining a healthy diet and staying active is one of the secrets to lasting liposuction, helping patients enjoy their new figure for longer.
Dr. Joseph J. Castellano is a native Floridian who grew up in the Tampa Bay area. During medical school and his 5 years of training in General Surgery, Dr. Castellano developed a strong interest in Cosmetic Surgery. He followed his residency training with an elective year of specialized training with the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. From 2010-2011, he completed a fellowship in Indiana focused entirely of cosmetic surgery of the face and body. During his fellowship, he received specialized training in facial rejuvenation, breast augmentation, abdominoplasty, and body contouring. Dr. Castellano received his board certification from the American College of Surgeons in 2010.
Dr. Castellano focuses on breast augmentation, abdominoplasty, liposuction, facelift, and eyelid rejuvenation. Additionally, he operates on numerous skin cancers, scar revisions, spider veins, and specializes in the management of aging skin with chemical peels and laser resurfacing.
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