Realistic Weight Loss Expectations with Liposuction in San Diego, CA
One of the biggest reasons for disappointments in life is due to people, possessions, places or procedures not living up to your expectations. Setting expectations is an important, although often overlooked, element of your overall happiness in any situation.
If you go in for liposuction in San Diego, you’re liable to be disappointed if you don’t have realistic weight loss expectations. This article intends to equip you with the right expectations about liposuction procedures. You’ll be thrilled with your results because you’ll know what you can (or can’t) expect to accomplish.
Will I Lose Weight With Liposuction?
This is probably one of the biggest misconceptions about liposuction treatment. It is NOT intended as a weight loss method. Most ideal candidates for liposuction are at or near their ideal goal weight, generally within at least 20-30 pounds.
What liposuction primarily does is to shape and contour the body. Yes, it does remove pockets of fat, but generally, a doctor will only remove up to about 5000ccs of fluid in a single session. That breaks down to the equivalent of about 10 pounds, and for safety reasons, most surgeons prefer to keep the amount of fat removed to between six and eight pounds.
So if you have a significant amount of weight to lose, liposuction is not going to be the best place for you to start. However, if you’re close to the end of your weight loss journey, liposuction can absolutely make a dramatic difference in the appearance of your body.
Will I Gain Weight After Liposuction?
That’s a concern often voiced by men and women considering liposuction treatment. It’s a question not easily answered with a simple yes or no.
The fat cells removed by liposuction will never return. They’re permanently gone. For some, that gives them a false sense of security that they can’t or won’t gain weight after a liposuction procedure.
If you gain a small amount of weight, the existing fat cells that are left in the body can and will take the fat in and just grow bigger in size. If you gain a large amount of weight, the body will actually produce new fat cells to accommodate the increase in weight.
So the answer actually becomes yes and no. No, you won’t regain any weight in the specific area you treated with liposuction, but yes, you can still gain weight in other areas of your body.
Will Liposuction Get Rid of Cellulite?
Liposuction will not help you get rid of cellulite. Another area liposuction will not help you with is saggy skin. It can help improve the shape and contour of your body but does very little to improve skin texture.
Will Liposuction Eliminate a Post-baby Tummy Pooch?
Liposuction does a great job of improving the appearance of your tummy after pregnancy. In many cases, liposuction does a better job than a tummy tuck in making the abdomen appear smoother and more natural-looking.
When you go into any situation with the right expectations about the results, you’re almost never disappointed with how things turn out. This holds true for liposuction or any other cosmetic procedure you may be considering.
If you’d like to learn more about liposuction treatments, contact us to schedule a private consultation. Feel free to make a list of any other questions you still have about what to expect from your liposuction procedure.