Losing weight is one of the most common personal goals. While many people focus on leading a healthier lifestyle to lose weight, some think that they might be able to use liposuction to take the fat away. However, liposuction is not a weight loss tool, and there are some critical differences between the results that are possible with liposuction as opposed to exercise. It’s important to understand the limitations of both as you embark on your weight loss journey.
Dropping the Pounds with Exercise
The type of fat most commonly associated with obesity, visceral fat, cannot be addressed with liposuction. Instead, this type of fat is best eliminated through diet and exercise. If you don’t have time to spend an hour at the gym every day, make the time to engage in aerobics like running, walking or cycling for at least half an hour a couple of times a week. You may be surprised at how much healthier you’ll look and feel from stepping up your workout habits.
Fine-Tuning Your Results with Liposuction
Once you’ve reached your target weight, then it may be time to consider liposuction from Dr. Meade. Most people have problem areas where their bodies store a disproportionate amount of fat. These problem areas are often unresponsive to diet and exercise, making body contouring one of the most reliable methods for slimming down. Men and women alike often use liposuction to reduce their love handles, stomach rolls, double chins and more.
The Best Liposuction Candidates
The ideal candidates for liposuction are at or around their goal weight and wish to streamline specific parts of their bodies. Candidates should be in good overall health and Dr. Meade strongly encourages all his liposuction patients to engage in an active and healthy lifestyle after getting liposuction to maintain their results. With the right combination of lifestyle and body contouring, you can achieve a fitter, slimmer figure that you’ll feel proud of.