Liposuction is a very effective procedure for removing localized fat deposits, particularly those that are resistant to diet and exercise. Although patients may be anxious to obtain their new, slimmer silhouette, it is sometimes prudent for them to wait until certain criteria are met in order to help them better achieve their aesthetic goal. With lipo, timing is everything in order to ensure a satisfactory result.
1. Lose Excess Weight First
While liposuction is not a method of weight loss, it can be a wonderful way to accentuate your figure at the end of your weight loss journey. The ideal candidate for liposuction is at or very near his or her ideal weight. If liposuction is performed before reaching an approximate target weight, men and women may end up dissatisfied with the results if their weight fluctuates dramatically after the procedure. A healthy weight makes it easier for the surgeon to more accurately sculpt the desired silhouette with liposculpture techniques.
2. Healthy Habits = Lasting Results
Surgeons also prefer that patients achieve a steady weight before lipo to help ensure they’re able to maintain their new figure. Maintaining lipo results long term requires the patient to sustain a healthy lifestyle, consisting of a balanced diet and regular exercise. If patients fail to maintain their weight after liposuction, they could see their slim, sexy figure disappear. When a surgeon sees a patient who implements healthy habits before lipo in order to meet that ideal weight, it’s more likely that he or she will be able to enjoy the results for years to come.
Dr. David Sayah is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon who specializes in natural plastic surgery results. His practice is devoted to providing excellent care using innovative techniques in plastic surgery such as endoscopic breast augmentation, state of the art lasers and minimally invasive facelifts. He believes that a healthy lifestyle involves diet, exercise, and preventive medicine including skincare measures. This multidisciplinary approach involves in-house internal medicine physician, nutritionist, exercise physiologist, and lifestyle coach who together with Dr. Sayah develop total beauty and health in his patients.