Liposuction and Weight Loss: What’s the Skinny on Liposuction?
People frequently ask questions about liposuction such as, “how much weight will I lose?” The key benefit of laser lipo is the ability to finely sculpt areas but not specifically result in weight loss. The amount of fat that we remove does not impact weight significantly. But since the areas that we treated were most affected by fat, they are slimmed down. Furthermore, we reduce fat so that it looks like you had a significant weight loss all over the body. It would take a significant weight loss to bring about the results we can get in one liposuction procedure.
In this before-and-after, we removed a few pounds of fat. It would take about a 20-40 weight loss all over the body to achieve similar sculpting in the area. For example, this abdomen.
We contour the body and produce excellent results for a new shape that appears to be liposuction weight loss.
Q: What can you tell me about the claims by some laser practitioners/providers such as the lipo laser that their lasers result in weight loss?
A: There is no evidence that there is any laser that can change your overall body weight. Obviously, it would be a great achievement if there were some laser that we could place or illuminate over an overweight person and make them thin. Obesity is a significant health problem affecting our population. Unfortunately, there is no scientific evidence that there is any laser that can achieve this. Often such procedures are accompanied by a very restrictive diet.
Q: Does liposuction or laser assisted liposuction cause weight loss?
Again, the simple answer is not much.
While it is true that liposuction and laser assisted liposuction effectively and permanently remove fat, creating a more sculpted body, the fat is removed is from a relatively small area, so that the amount of fat that is removed does not have a significant effect on body weight.
That said, many patients are inspired to create an even better new shape and work out more after losing their ‘problem’ areas through liposuction. Call us today for your free consultation and discover how liposuction and medical weight loss in St Louis may help you with your self-image. Just remember; weight loss surgery in St. Louis and liposuction are different! For healthy weight loss, let Dr. Wright help!