The short answer is no. Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure, and the amount of fat removed is not sufficient to result in a significant drop in pounds. However, the point of liposuction is not weight loss - it's body contour. Often, our Baltimore lipo patients can drop a full clothing size and look much slimmer despite not actually losing weight.
In addition, liposuction can help kick-start a weight loss and healthy diet regimen for overweight patients. The change in body contour and glimpse of what they could look like if they commit to a healthy routine is often motivation for a healthy lifestyle change.
Dr. Basner performs liposuction using the SAFE lipo technique, which produces smooth, even results and minimizes the chances of contour irregularites.
Can Obese Men and Women Have Lipo?
It is not recommended to have liposuction done if you are obese. However, many overweight (not obese) patients have seen great results with liposuction. As long as you have realistic expectations and commit to a good diet and exercise routine following your lipo procedure, you should be very satisfied with your outcome.
The ideal liposuction candidate is:
- At or close to their ideal weight
- Dealing with stubborn deposits of fat that don't respond to diet or exercise
- Wanting to lose inches, not pounds
Is Liposuction Safe for Diabetics?
Liposuction can be performed on people with diabetes as long as blood sugar levels are well controlled. In patients with poorly controlled diabetes, the risk of complications and infection rises, making it unwise to undergo any type of elective surgical procedure.
If you suffer from diabetes or any other medical condition, make sure to check with your primary doctor for clearance before deciding to undergo elective surgery.
Schedule Your Liposuction Consultation
The best way to find out if you are a good candidate for liposuction is to visit an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon for a one on one consultation. Dr. Basner has years of experience performing liposuction and other cosmetic surgeries, and can listen to your goals and help you come up with a customized plan to help achieve those goals.