A common question many Sono Bello patients ask is, “Should I lose weight before getting liposuction?”. The answer is not as straightforward as you might think.
In short: yes, it can be helpful to lose weight before getting liposuction. But it’s not always necessary or recommended. In this article, we unpack the pros and cons of losing weight before liposuction, plus how to prep and the ideal pre-procedure weight.
Fat Loss vs. Weight Loss
Liposuction is a fat removal procedure. Unlike other medical techniques, such as bariatric surgeries, liposuction promotes targeted fat loss — not overall weight loss.
A transformative procedure like liposuction can undoubtedly help a patient kickstart a healthier lifestyle, which may result in weight loss — but it does not promise significant weight loss.
Losing Weight Before Liposuction: Pros
What do you want your body to look like after liposuction? Answering this question can help you decide if you should lose weight before liposuction and how much you should lose.
If highly targeted fat loss in pesky problem areas is what you are seeking from liposuction, then you may not need to lose weight before getting the procedure. You may already be in a good place to accomplish optimal results.
A minimally invasive procedure such as TriSculpt micro-laser liposuction from Sono Bello could be the perfect option if you are looking to remove excess fat from specific areas on your body.
Alternatively, if overall weight loss is your top goal, it may be preferable for you to lose weight before undergoing any liposuction treatments if you want to maximize your potential results.
In fact, losing weight can have a profound impact on the skin’s natural ability to contract without the need for excisional procedures. Gradual weight loss can also promote a natural improvement in contour that is hard to duplicate by surgical methods, including liposuction. Furthermore, maintaining a weight within normal range will help preserve the skin’s elastic quality. Natural weight loss boasts many benefits that can undoubtedly put a potential liposuction patient on the fast track to achieving their desired outcome.
However, if optimal results aren’t achieved, liposuction remains a fantastic option to treat stubborn areas of fat deposit.
Losing Weight Before Liposuction: Cons
It’s not that there are cons to losing weight before liposuction. It’s that losing weight before liposuction may not be possible or favorable for some patients.
We understand that natural weight loss is often easier said than done and can even cause frustration due to unrewarded psychological and physical commitment.
In this instance, individuals may then turn to liposuction for spot reduction of unwanted fat (and often, the resulting skin excess too) at Sono Bello through the TriSculpt E/X procedure, providing them with a fresh start. This is still an effective way to start on the path to achieving your desired results.
Ideal Pre-Lipo Weight & How to Prep
The ideal pre-liposuction weight for you will depend on your unique anatomy and body goals. To promote optimal results, you should be at a stable weight that is close to your goal but still sustainable long-term. It is recommended to be within approximately 30 pounds of your goal weight.
Getting to this weight could be a key part of your procedure prep depending on your background and future goals. Either way, there are still some tried-and-true steps every patient can take to promote positive outcomes before going into their procedure.
These include adopting healthier habits, setting realistic expectations, and more. Check out this blog post for our top five liposuction prep tips.
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