Liposuction is an excellent way to contour your body and achieve the physique of your dreams. With that said, it is not intended as a form of weight loss. While you will lose some weight, you shouldn’t rely on liposuction for weight loss. Instead, doctors prefer to provide patients that are close to their ideal weight and are taking good care of their health with liposuction.

Below is more information about what liposuction is, who is a good candidate, and how much weight you may expect to lose. If you have any additional questions, feel free to reach out to The Lipo Group. We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have.

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a medical procedure that involves the removal of fat from a patient’s stomach, face, neck, upper shoulder area, torso, hips, calves, knees, and/or ankles. Liposuction is fantastic for body contouring. Some people think of weight loss when they think of liposuction, but liposuction actually isn’t intended as a significant weight loss method. Instead, it is helpful for losing that last bit of fat and contouring the body after regular exercise and healthy eating.

The liposuction procedure involves a medical professional injecting a solution that magnifies the treatment area while decreasing the bleeding. The solution also may help with numbing the area. Fat is then removed using specialized tools.

If you have excess weight that doesn’t seem to want to go away, liposuction may be an excellent option for you. To learn more, reach out to The Lipo Group. We’ll provide you with more information about liposuction and see if you are a good candidate for the procedure.

We also offer fat transfer services for those that have some extra fat that they would like moved elsewhere.

How Much Weight Loss with Liposuction?

While liposuction isn’t intended to be an alternative to diet and exercise, you will lose a little weight from the liposuction procedure. This really means a small amount. Often, patients only lose around two to five pounds. Some patients may lose as much as ten pounds. Because of this, you shouldn’t rely on liposuction for weight loss. Instead, it is a tool for contouring your body once you are close to a healthy weight.

Am I a Good Candidate for Liposuction?

Determining if you are a good candidate for liposuction comes down to a few factors. One factor is how close you are to your weight loss goals and ideal body weight. As was just mentioned, liposuction is not a weight loss alternative. You will be expected to be within 25 pounds of your target weight before being considered for the procedure. You’ll also be expected to maintain a healthy weight leading up to the procedure. We prefer our patients to be non-smokers as well.

There are a few medical issues that may get in the way of you having a liposuction procedure performed. These may include heart disease, circulatory problems, lung disease, and other conditions.

To learn more about liposuction and to see if you are a good candidate, reach out to our team. We will answer your initial questions and get you scheduled for an appointment for a consultation if it seems like you are a good candidate. From there, an appointment can be scheduled for your body contouring liposuction procedure.

What is the Cost of Liposuction?

Liposuction isn’t just one thing. There are different procedures that fall under the umbrella of “liposuction.” There are other factors that will affect the cost as well, such as the particular practice, what areas of the body are being treated, and more. While it’s difficult to give an exact estimate, there are some general ranges you can expect for a procedure. These include:

·         Tumescent: Around $2,000-$10,000

·        Smart Lipo: Around $3,000-$7,500

·        Lipo 360: Around $5,000-$9,000

If you would like to get a better idea of the cost and a more specific estimate, reach out to The Lipo Group. We’ll discuss what services you require and provide more information about the costs.

Preparing for Your Liposuction Procedure

In order to prepare for the liposuction procedure, you need to make sure to maintain a healthy body weight. You should also avoid anti-inflammatory drugs and aspirin leading up to the procedure. You’ll be provided with detailed instructions once an appointment is set. It’s extremely important that you follow the instructions you receive for both before and after the procedure to ensure your safety.

What is a Tummy Tuck Procedure?

Another procedure performed by The Lipo Group is a tummy tuck. This procedure is excellent for removing excess skin and fat. This gives you a slimmer and more toned appearance.

Ideal candidates are those that have lost a significant amount of weight and are left with some loose skin. With that said, a tummy tuck is not intended to replace diet and exercise. Like with liposuction, a tummy tuck is not a weight loss solution.

Reach Out Today!

If you have more questions about the liposuction procedure and whether or not you are a good candidate, reach out to The Lipo Group today! We’ll set an appointment with you for a consultation. From there, it will be determined if liposuction is right for you. If you are a good candidate, we can discuss costs and financing options.

The Lipo Group prides ourselves on our affordable rates and high quality of work. If you are unable to pay upfront, though, you may be a candidate for financing. We work with fantastic financing companies that may be able to provide you with a loan for the procedure. We believe everyone should have access to the services that we provide—regardless of income.

For your dream body, reach out to The Lipo Group! We’ll provide you with top-quality medical procedures that will give you the body you’ve always wanted!