Many people confuse liposuction with weight loss procedures like lap band or bariatric surgery. While minor weight loss is a welcome byproduct of liposuction, this procedure is not meant to help patients lose weight. Its main purpose is to improve your body shape by targeting stubborn areas and sculpting them to highlight your figure more attractively.
The Purpose of Liposuction
Liposuction is a body contouring procedure. Dr. Patronella uses liposuction to create more ideal body contours and proportions by removing fat from common trouble areas. These areas of localized fat are often resistant to diet and exercise. As a body contouring procedure, liposuction removes fat from these trouble zones to restore smoother and firmer contours.
How Liposuction Can Improve Your Body Shape
The process of sculpting the body with liposuction is a careful one that requires Dr. Patronella to use his discerning, artistic eye. Over-aggressive or under-aggressive liposuction will both fail to produce the desired results and can lead to an unbalanced, lopsided look marked by irregular body contours. The perfect application of liposuction reshapes the body and restores more ideal proportions. Trimming away excess fat from the inner thighs, abdomen, back, upper arms, and other such areas create slimmer lines, a leaner figure, and a sleeker silhouette.
Creating the “Perception” of Weight Loss
Because liposuction removes fat, patients often experience some weight loss, though this weight loss is typically minimal. However, those who are at or near their goal weight but have stubborn fat deposits can benefit greatly from liposuction. By removing stubborn fat, liposuction produces more attractive body contours that create the perception of weight loss. Patients have smoother curves and can enjoy a wider variety of flattering clothing options, which also gives the impression of having lost weight.
Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure, but it tones your target areas to give you a more attractive figure. Many post-liposuction patients look like they have lost weight because of the improvements to their body contour. To experience the benefits of liposuction for yourself, request your personal consultation with plastic surgeon Dr. Chris Patronella. Call (713) 799-9999 or contact us online to book your appointment today.