Yes – if you change what you eat and get more exercise.
No – if you expect the liposuction to have lost the weight for you.
Liposuction changes body shape. It removes fat and fat cells in areas that hold more fat than suits your proportions.
After liposuction, if you lose weight to fit your new shape, the fat stays off.
Otherwise the fat (usually) returns – typically somewhere above the area of liposuction.
For instance fat removed by hip liposuction can re-appear in the lower tummy.
There are exceptions. For instance liposuction done with a tummy tuck often doesn’t return – perhaps because after a tummy tuck women naturally become more active.
Losing weight means a new approach to life – including
1. not talking or thinking about yummy food
2. removing sugary, fattening food from your home,
3. eating out rarely,
4. not drinking calories (drinks aren’t filling)
5. avoiding sugar substitutes – they change our metabolism
6. eating high protein/low carbohydrate food
7. muscle building exercise at least 2 hours a week
8. aerobic exercise at least 3 hours a week.
9. patience – you may lose quickly at first and plateau before losing more.
You will have a fit, energetic new life.
Copyright August 2012 E Morgan MD