What Liposuction Can and Cannot Do

Woman with toned body after liposuction

If you want to eliminate stubborn, diet-and-exercise-resistant fat, liposuction can deliver long-lasting results. If you want to lose substantial amounts of weight, other procedures may better meet your needs. Liposuction is the second-most-popular plastic surgery procedure in the United States, with more than 258,000 procedures performed in 2018.

At Farris Plastic Surgery, double-board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Zachary Farris has been recognized as one of Dallas’s premier practitioners. He is dedicated to helping his patients achieve the bodies they desire. He also wants them to be informed about the procedures they undergo. This blog breaks down what liposuction can – and can’t – do for you.

Liposuction Can Remove Stubborn, Diet-Resistant Fat

Sometimes, diet and exercise alone aren’t enough to eliminate all the fat you want to get rid of. This can be especially frustrating at the end of a long weight-loss and fitness journey, as those last few fat deposits hold you back from achieving the body contour you want.

This is where liposuction comes in. The procedure can remove fat from the areas where you’re struggling to attain results.

Liposuction Can’t Help You Lose Substantial Amounts of Weight

Most liposuction procedures remove less than 10 pounds of fat. The surgery should be the culmination of your weight-loss and fitness journey, not a substitute for it. You should be at your target weight when you undergo the procedure.

Liposuction won’t affect your BMI. Instead, it removes small amounts of fat to tone and contour specific areas of your body.

Liposuction Can Remove Fat from Numerous Areas of Your Body

Liposuction can address areas such as:

  • Abdomen
  • Flanks
  • Love handles
  • Muffin tops
  • Hips
  • Thighs
  • Back
  • Bra rolls
  • Arms
  • Chin
  • Neck

Liposuction Can’t Prevent Future Weight Gain

The fat cells that are removed during liposuction will never return. In that respect, your results will be permanent. However, you can still gain weight, and you can still gain fat in areas that weren’t treated.

The best way to ensure that your liposuction results last a lifetime is by eating a healthy, balanced diet and exercising regularly. If you’re motivated to maintain your new look, the chances are high that you will.

Liposuction Can Help You Attain Greater Self-Confidence and a Healthier Body Image

No matter how great you feel about your fitness and weight-loss journey, stubborn deposits of fat can hinder the appearance of your results. They can hold you back from feeling confident enough to finally break out that bikini or go shirtless by the pool.

Liposuction can fix that by excising those trouble areas and finally letting your appearance catch up with all the work you’ve put in.

Contact Our Dallas Plastic Surgeon Today

Dr. Farris has more than 15 years of experience helping patients attain their ideal bodies through liposuction. He has been recognized as a Rising Star by Super Doctors, and RealSelf has placed him in the top 1 percent of their plastic surgery influencers. During your consultation, Dr. Farris will encourage your curiosity and answer your questions to help you make an informed decision.

Dr. Farris serves Dallas, Fort Worth, and surrounding areas of Texas. Call 214-363-1073 today to schedule a consultation.

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