Here are the things you need to know before a liposuction procedure by Dr. Mazaheri
What is Liposuction?
You may have heard of liposuction referred to as a lipectomy, suction, or lipo. Regardless of which of these words is used, they all mean the same thing. People opt for liposuction procedures for excess fat removal. Stubborn fat, that was otherwise relatively unaffected by exercise and dieting, is vacuumed out of the body. This creates the appearance of a more toned body.
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Is It Easier to Lose Weight After Lipo?
It’s not so much easier to lose weight with liposuction as it is to maintain it. That’s because lipo isn’t designed to be a drastic weight loss procedure. It’s usually done after people like you just couldn’t lose the last bit of excess fat with diet and exercise. However, once it’s removed—and they see their hard work did pay off—their newfound confidence continues to support their healthy habits. While it physically doesn’t make weight loss easier, it helps get past the mental hurdle!
We’ve further broken down what lipo really means in regards to weight loss and how it interacts with the fat in your body below.
Understanding Fat Cells
Once you go through your adolescence, you only continue to grow fat cells through severe weight gain. During this time, the fat cells expand because your body uses them to store excess nutrients.
Unfortunately, you can’t pick and choose which of your fat cells lose nutrients and shrink. Even if you’re close to or do hit your goal weight (although we don’t recommend this as a quality measure of health), you still might not be satisfied with your silhouette. That’s where lipo fat removal comes in.
Lipo’s Fat Removal Process
Those fat cells that expand and create an unflattering body shape? They can be removed entirely with lipo. During a lipo procedure, a solution is used to break apart your fat cells and then suction them out through a small cannula tube. Board-certified surgeons, like Dr. Mazaheri, perform this using expertly-placed micro incisions and vacuum patterns to contour the area exactly as you want it.
Although your weight loss afterward might only be a few pounds in total, the results are incredibly noticeable because the excess fat removal took place in targeted areas. Most people wish to be treated at their hips, thighs, arms, back, and lower abdomen.
What Lipo Can’t Do
Again—don’t expect to lose weight with liposuction to an extreme degree. Excessive weight loss just isn’t what it’s made to do. In most cases, excess fat is more likely genetically-determined than it is due to an extremely unhealthy lifestyle.
You probably won’t be gaining weight again in your treated areas because there are fewer fat cells left. However, if you forgo diet and exercise and experience large weight gain, you could put it back on.
Prevent gaining weight again after your treatment with these weight loss tips.
Get Close to and Maintain Your Goal Weight
Despite any genetically-determined fat-burning issues, you should regularly diet and exercise to get as close as possible to your fitness goals before the procedure. This maximizes the results.
Choose an Experienced Cosmetic Professional
Not only should you follow a healthy lifestyle, but you also need the help of a board-certified surgeon such as Dr. Mazaheri. Trust nothing less than a highly-trained expert when it comes to your body.
Use Lipo as Your Healthy Lifestyle Inspo
After you shed that excess fat, your lipo procedure can serve as your motivation to keep it off. This could be a huge boost to your healthy lifestyle habits.
You may not have known this, but there are different types of liposuction procedures out there. They achieve that last bit of weight loss in different ways. During super-wet liposuction, a mixture made from a blood vessel contractor, numbing agent, and salt solution is injected into your body and sucked out along with your excess fat to make the fat removal process fast and comfortable. Tumescent liposuction is the most common procedure and it uses more fluid than the super-wet type.
Laser-assisted liposuction, generally used on the face, chin, or neck, turns your fat cells into a liquid by using lasers. The liquid is then vacuumed or drained out. The last type we’ll discuss is ultrasound-assisted liposuction. It liquifies your excess fat cells using minimally-invasive, ultrasonic vibrations. It’s the preferred method for collecting undamaged good fat cells to transfer into other areas of the body, such as the butt or breasts.
Consult us on which liposuction procedure by Dr. Mazaheri is best for you.
The best way to learn how to effectively prepare for a liposuction procedure by Dr. Mazaheri is to schedule a consultation. This way, you can talk about your diet and exercise routine, any body changes you’ve experienced since adolescence, and what you want out of a procedure.
When you come in, have your medical history, current medications, and any other health-related information ready for us. If you’re taking medications such as blood-thinners or birth control, or products containing nicotine, you need to stop for a certain period to ensure your safety during the procedure and recovery process. You can also prevent the risk of infection: don’t shave right before the treatment and arrive in loose clothing. Finally, don’t forget to get a ride to and from our office!
If you think excess fat removal could be the perfect way to top off your weight loss journey, come for a visit to discuss getting a liposuction procedure by Dr. Mazaheri. He’s a well-seasoned, board-certified surgeon who’s all about creating solutions catered to you. Our friendly staff will welcome you into our warm, friendly, and innovative facilities so you feel right at home.
Learn more about how to lose weight with liposuction by booking a consultation today. Get ready to finally enjoy the results you’ve worked so hard for!
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