Liposuction is not a Tool for Weight Loss

Board Certified Female Plastic Surgeon Serving Las Vegas, Henderson and Nearby Areas of Nevada


Las Vegas liposuctionLiposuction is an effective way to put the finishing touches on your diet and exercise efforts in order to help you achieve the toned, fit figure you desire. However, it’s important to understand that the procedure is not a tool for weight loss. In fact, ideal liposuction candidates should already be near their target weight and living a healthy lifestyle that will allow them to maintain this weight following surgery.

There are several reasons why liposuction shouldn’t be used as a tool for weight loss:

  • In order to maintain optimal levels of safety, there are limits to the amount of fat that can be removed during your liposuction procedure. This amount of fat won’t be sufficient to achieve any kind of significant weight loss.
  • While the fat cells removed from the treatment region will not regenerate, it’s still possible to gain weight in the future if you don’t have the tools and commitment level necessary to maintain a healthy lifestyle moving forward. This weight gain will result in fat deposits in other areas of your body, which may ultimately create an unbalanced body contour that adversely impacts your final liposuction results.

It’s important to keep in mind that liposuction is a body contouring procedure intended to remove stubborn pockets of fat that have been resistant to your fitness efforts. It’s not a quick-fix to help you shed pounds.

During your initial consultation, Dr. Hayley Brown will evaluate your body type and discuss your diet and exercise habits with you in order to ensure you’re a suitable liposuction candidate. If you are currently overweight, you will most likely need to get close to your ideal weight prior to undergoing liposuction. This is the only way to ensure that you receive the beautiful results you desire, and that you have the tools necessary to maintain these results for years to come.

If you’re interested in liposuction, please contact Desert Hills Plastic Surgery Center using the form on this page or call 702-260-7707 today to schedule a consultation. We serve patients in Las Vegas, Henderson and the surrounding areas of Nevada.