Liposuction Versus Diet & Exercise

Sometimes people who come to me for liposuction in Sacramento mistakenly believe that the procedure will get them the look they want without having to work out or watch what they eat. This is a common misconception, but the truth is, liposuction is actually a supplement to a healthy lifestyle. To understand how the two complement each other, it might help to understand the goals and limitations of each approach.

Diet and Exercise 

Living a healthy lifestyle is the traditional way to lose weight and keep it off. Healthy foods in reasonable quantities prevent the intake of extra calories. Our bodies eliminate existing fat stores when activity levels increase and we burn more calories when we take in. Eating a balanced diet and exercising is imperative to physical and mental health and longevity. It should also be a prerequisite to plastic surgery. You should be in good health and within 10 to 15 pounds of your goal weight before having liposuction. This increases the odds that you’ll heal well and enjoy good results.


Liposuction is not a fast way to a fit body. Instead, it helps to get rid of the stubborn trouble spots on the upper arms, chin, neck, abdomen, torso, hips, and thighs. Liposuction can help make those areas slimmer and firmer. The surgery can create a more proportioned looking body by getting rid of unsightly bulges. It is not a weight-loss tool, but instead a finishing touch to your healthy lifestyle. It is not a permanent fix if you do not continue to eat right and stay active.

Liposuction is for people who are fit and healthy but unable to achieve the look they want on their own. Genetics and other factors determine where fat is stored, so unwanted fat is sometimes inevitable. In this situation, surgical methods can be a great option.

Lastly, liposuction is a surgical procedure that involves anesthesia, incisions, and the risks associated with any surgery. It may be a solution for stubborn fat, but it is not necessarily easy. This is another reason your surgeon wants you to be in good health before your surgery.

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