Liposuction – Not a Replacement for the New Year Diet

Have you piled on a little weight this Christmas? If so, you may be considering undergoing liposuction to get your pre-Christmas body back quickly. However, before you book the procedure, it’s important to realise that while liposuction can be a fantastic short-term solution, it should never be used as a replacement for a proper diet and exercise routine.

Liposuction is not a weight loss tool

Despite popular belief, liposuction isn’t actually designed as a weight loss tool. Instead, it’s used by surgeons to sculpt the body. Rarely is the procedure carried out on obese patients or those just seeking to lose weight. It is largely used to help patients eliminate stubborn fat pockets which won’t budge with exercise and diet alone.

On average, the procedure can help you to lose around 2-5 pounds. So, if you’re looking for dramatic weight loss, diet and exercise are your best options.

It won’t get you healthy

Another thing to consider is that liposuction may help you lose a little fat, but it’s not going to provide your body with the nutrients it needs. Therefore, it should never be used as a replacement for healthy eating.

Also, if you undergo surgical fat removal and continue to eat an unhealthy diet and you don’t exercise, the results aren’t going to last long. However, that isn’t to say the procedure won’t help. It does appear that many patients who undergo liposuction are a lot more motivated to exercise and eat healthily in order to keep their new improved shape.

So, if you’re looking for a little motivation, it could help. You just need to be aware that it isn’t a long-term fix and you will need to focus on your diet and exercise routine if you want to maintain a healthy weight.

Overall, while liposuction isn’t designed to help with weight loss, it can prove to be a powerful motivator. Just as long as you don’t see it as an alternative to diet and exercise, it can help you to achieve the body you’ve always wanted. Book a consultation today to discuss whether the procedure is right for you.