As summer approaches, so does the increase in my liposuction procedures. Most patients indulged a little too much during the holidays and after their New Year’s resolution for January came and went, many people need a little more help in those hard to lose places.
My liposuction patients range greatly in size, shape, and lifestyle. Some of my patients are a little overweight, but feel unmotivated to really push themselves hard with diet and exercise because nothing they do seems to make a difference. For those patients, getting a little help by reducing some volume or creating a nicer shape where they feel more confident in gym clothes really helps kickstart a healthier lifestyle. 95% of my patients become more committed to diet and exercise after surgery and almost all continued to lose more weight after their procedure – they just needed a little push in the right direction. Liposuction is never a replacement for diet and exercise and staying fit actually accentuates your results.
Many of my patients are very fit. They are consistent with diet and exercise – most workout 4-5 times a week- but have stubborn pockets of fat that won’t go away even if the rest of them is very lean. This can be a pocket over the abs, the love handles, inner thighs, arms, knees, or even chin and neck. Genetically and proportionately there are just more fat cells in this area.
The key to great liposuction is technique. Some people get caught up in all the fancy technology – what matters most is surgeon technique. It’s like art and sculpture – anyone can carve clay or slap paint on a canvas but skill, talent, and artistry is needed to do it beautifully.