Posted on 15 Feb 2019
If you’re looking to lose weight, an ideal way to lose fat is through liposuction. It’s one of the most popular treatments at Neaman Plastic Surgery, and with good reason. Diet and exercise can help you reduce the size of the fat cells, which looks like fat loss. However, every person is born with a certain number of fat cells and unique fat distribution. “Weight loss” and “weight gain” is actually the fat cells fluctuating in size.
Fat cells can only be lost surgically through liposuction. This quick and relatively simple surgery uses a tiny hose to permanently* remove targeted fat. Once this fat is removed, it can never “grow back.” However, a person who undergoes liposuction may look like they’ve regained the weight if nearby fat cells grow (i.e. the person “gains weight”). Areas that undergo liposuction are going to be the last to “gain weight” because fat cells have been removed. However, nearby cells can grow large enough to inch into the liposuctioned area.
Liposuction is sometimes confused with CoolSculpting. CoolSculpting is an incredible procedure that permanently freezes fat away. This fat is also permanently gone*, but CoolSculpting is meant to be a body contouring tool and not a fat loss method. CoolSculpting can also improve aesthetics and give the appearance of fat loss, but ultimately only a pound or two can be removed with this method.
For those looking for a permanent solution to fat loss, liposuction is often the best solution. It is best for those within 50 pounds of their ideal weight, or for someone at goal weight but with stubborn areas of fat. As previously mentioned, we all are born with natural fat cell distribution that’s unique to us. Sometimes it’s impossible to attain that desired body, such as the hourglass figure, without also losing the fat we want to keep (such as in the breasts, buttocks, and hips). If you’re looking for the ultimate and permanent fat loss solution, call your Oregon Plastic Surgeon at 844-338-5445.
Dr. Keith Neaman
Dr. Neaman is a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in surgical body contouring. He prides himself on being on the cutting edge of plastic surgery. He takes an informative approach to each consultation, and through open dialogue and communication, he helps his patients decide on a treatment plan that meets their needs.