Is Liposuction a Reasonable Treatment for Obesity?

July 3rd, 2014

Liposuction is not for every patient. Expectations of liposuction can be extremely high while the reality of what can actually be accomplished can be somewhat disappointing. Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure and is not offered as a treatment for obesity. It is tool used alone or in combination with other surgical procedures such as an abdominoplasty to achieve a more aesthetic body contour. Liposuction is a sculpting procedure. Overweight patients that struggle with losing weight and expect liposuction to do it for them are not candidates for liposuction. Ideal candidates have achieved a stable weight through diet and a religious exercise regimen. Before liposuction is under-taken, there needs to be a commitment to lifestyle change. Frequent weight fluctuations can lead to undesirable results and even weight gain after liposuction. Liposuction can effectively treat diet-resistant fat and genetically distributed fat.