Can Liposuction Work as a Weight Loss Tool?

Plastic Surgery in Weston, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Plantation and Davie, Florida


*Individual results may vary.

We all want to lose weight, but diet and exercise, the methods considered the most effective, can be difficult to keep up. With the rise of lap-band and other weight-loss surgeries, you may be wondering if body contouring surgeries like liposuction are an effective means of losing weight. After all, they remove fat from your body, right?

While it's true that liposuction does involve removing fat, the amount removed is too small to make much difference in your weight, and liposuction is not a recommended method for weight loss. In fact, many liposuction patients are people who have already lost a large amount of weight and now have excess skin they need to get rid of.

Liposuction is a good way to:

  • Remove excess skin and fat hanging off your body.
  • Change the contours of your body to create a more pleasing effect.
  • Remove fat from "problem areas" like the back or stomach.

Whatever procedure ends up being the best for you, you need an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Harrell to perform it. If you have any of the above issues and would like to see how liposuction can help, call The Weston Center at (954) 526-0066 or contact Dr. Harrell through this website. Dr. Harrell serves patients in Ft. Lauderdale and Miami.