Trying to lose weight is not easy. If you are reading this, it is likely that you have gone through the daunting task that is dieting and exercise. People start and stop diets over and over again for years. The reason why they go through this constant cycle is because it is harder than it looks to limit the amount of food you eat, increase the amount of exercise you do and stay consistent to the point that you are able to actually see results.
Here’s the frustrating thing; some people do have the focus and determination that they need to follow a diet and exercise routine. And as a reward for their determination, they do lose weight. Then they reach a point where they don’t lose weight anymore. Usually, the fat that holds on is the fat that is in their love handles, in their arms or on their thighs. No matter how hard they work out, no matter what new diet they try and no matter what new exercise routine they engage in, the stubborn pockets of fat do not go away.
These are the individuals who are perfect candidates for liposuction. You might be considering this procedure, but maybe you have no idea if it is really the right choice for you. There are few steps to consider when determining if it is right.
First and foremost, look at your overall health. Liposuction is a surgery. As such, you will need to have some recovery time. In order for you to get the best results after the procedure, you need to be as healthy as possible beforehand. The healthier you are before the procedure, the easier it will be for your body to recover. The more pliable your skin is before liposuction, the better your skin will look afterwards.
Something else to consider is the reason why you are not losing weight. For example, menopause and post-pregnancy are two times when the body naturally produces more weight in response to hormonal changes. It is best to wait until your weight is stable so you will have the best results from liposuction.
It is also good to remember that this is not a weight loss procedure. Liposuction is designed to help you remove those stubborn pockets of fat that you cannot remove on your own. The idea is that you are already close to a healthy BMI, so if you’re looking to lose large amounts of weight, then this may not be the best option for you. However, if you just have pockets of fat that you want to contour, then liposuction may be exactly what you need.
Dr. Lisa Bootstaylor and her team at Atlanta APC Plastic Surgery can help you decide if liposuction is the right choice for you. We have locations in Atlanta and Conyers. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more about what liposuction can do for you!