Is Liposuction Good for Weight Loss?

Liposuction is an incredibly effective way to remove stubborn fat deposits from nearly every area of the body. It is not, however, a suitable method of weight loss. In fact, if too much fat is removed during a single procedure, results can be both unappealing and dangerous.

At 22 Plastic Surgery, we offer a range of liposuction techniques, enabling us to meet the varied needs of each patient. Among our most popular options are:

  • Power-Assisted Liposuction (PAL) – a method that utilizes a vibrating cannula to break apart fat deposits prior to their removal
  • Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction (UAL) – a method that utilizes ultrasound energy to emulsify fat deposits prior to removal

These advanced methods of liposuction help to ensure thorough removal of stubborn fat deposits. They also help to reduce trauma to surrounding tissue and may help shorten the recovery period. During your initial consultation at our Salt Lake City office, we will carefully assess your areas of concern and help you determine which type of liposuction will be best for your needs.

Maintaining Your Liposuction Results

The most reliable way to maintain the results of your liposuction procedure is through a commitment to healthy living. This includes choosing healthy and nourishing foods along with getting plenty of exercise every week.

The CDC recommends adults get at least 2.5 hours of moderate-intensity or 1.25 hours of high-intensity exercise weekly. However, while choosing more advanced exercises can certainly help enhance your liposuction results, nothing extreme is required for simple maintenance.

Daily walks, swimming, even power yoga can provide the aerobic benefits necessary for weight management. If you struggle with finding a routine that works for you, consider working with a personal trainer after liposuction recovery to build a workout regimen that makes sense for your body and lifestyle.

We are Here to Help

The plastic surgeons at our office welcome the opportunity to meet with you, listen to your concerns, evaluate your problem areas, and help you come up with a plan for reaching your goals. Please call 22 Plastic Surgery at (801) 937-9650 to schedule a consultation and learn more.