Let's get one thing straight: Liposuction is not a form of weight loss. There are people who consider liposuction to be a way of cheating the system; losing the fat without the diet or exercise.
However, this is not at all for what the procedure is intended. Liposuction is not a means to maintain a lifestyle of sitting on the couch watching Netflix all day while stuffing your mouth with junk food. You don't simply wake up one day and think, "Hmm, I think it's time to lose some of this fat." Those who undergo liposuction often are already living a healthy lifestyle, exercising, and doing their best to eat properly.
There is a point in life when our metabolisms slow down and sitting at a desk for eight hours a day start to show in the form of stubborn fat around the belly and other areas of the body. Even after doing your best to stick to a solid workout regimen and a healthy diet, there comes a time where fat grows increasingly resistant to these traditional weight loss methods.
Plastic surgery procedures, such as liposuction, require thought and consideration. Patients often try to achieve their goals on their own with diet and exercise before they consider body contouring surgery. The goal of the procedure is to shape and contour the body when it has become unresponsive to traditional methods; not to remove pounds of fat while the patient continues to live an unhealthy lifestyle.
The results of liposuction are often remarkable and life changing for many of our patients. There are always stories floating around about how the fat ends up coming back. Frankly, this will only happen for those who weren't right for the procedure in the first place. In order to make the most of your liposuction, it is important that you are committed to living a healthy lifestyle moving forward. Patients who undergo liposuction just to lose fat because they are unwilling to diet or exercise will often gain it back. This is not because fat "comes back" after a liposuction procedure.
The simple truth is that if a person is not living a healthy lifestyle, new fat cells will continue to develop whether liposuction is involved or not. This doesn't mean you will need to eat and train like a professional athlete. Just stick to your resolutions of eating less, taking more walks, joining a gym, and spending less time on the couch. Do this and you will enjoy long-lasting results from your liposuction surgery.
Contact us today to schedule your consultation with the renowned San Antonio plastic surgeon and breast & body specialist Dr. Delio Ortegon. Take your first steps to a more beautiful you.
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