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Liposuction and Fat- How Much Can I Really Lose?

One of the most popular questions that is asked of plastic surgeons is how much fat can be removed during liposuction. This is not a one-size-fits-all answer. It completely varies on the person, the amount of fat they have, and the amount of change they desire.  Although this is not a weight-loss procedure, it does help to contour your body. You’ll be amazed at the amount of fat that will be taken out when you see the results for yourself. It is definitely a procedure that is worthwhile for men and women who are struggling with excess fat pockets. 

Why Do People Opt for Liposuction?

Many men and women are curious about the whole process. Liposuction is especially helpful for someone who has been working out hard and eating well, yet cannot seem to lose stubborn fat. Sometimes, no amount of diet or exercise can make you lose the fat that seems to be stuck in certain areas of your body. That is when liposuction can really help. This procedure contours your body so that you get the slim, toned appearance that you’ve always desired. Plus, this procedure comes with only a few weeks of downtime then you can start to enjoy your results for a lifetime. 

How is Liposuction Done?

Liposuction is a safe procedure that can have life-changing results. During the liposuction procedure, your fat cells are permanently removed from problem areas. Typically, these are areas that diet and exercise do not touch. This is done through a small incision where the surgeon can remove fat cells with a surgical tool called a cannula. This helps to break up the fat and suction it out. The fat cells that are removed are gone forever. Not only that, the whole procedure typically lasts just two to three hours. You will be put under general anesthesia, which means that as long as there are no complications, you will get to go home that very day. For most patients, recovery time is just a few weeks. 

Will I Regain Weight?

Men and women often wonder what will happen if they regain weight after liposuction. While the fat cells that have been removed will not come back, it is still possible to gain weight in other areas. We are genetically programmed to store fat cells in specific places on our bodies. Some people store fat in their thighs, stomach, or buttocks. You will want to maintain a healthy diet and keep up with some type of exercise routine even after you have undergone liposuction surgery. Remember, liposuction isn’t a cure-all for proper diet and exercise. You will still want to work hard at being as healthy as you possibly can. This means establishing a regular routine of healthy meals, lots of water, and a regular exercise program. This is not a weight-loss procedure, if anything it is just to help you finally get rid of the final parts of stubborn fat that won’t go away. 

How Long Will My Results Last? 

If you commit to a healthy lifestyle following liposuction, your results can be permanent. Most men and women who are willing to undergo liposuction surgery are also willing to invest the time and energy it takes to stay committed to their body. 


If you are ready to learn more about what liposuction can do for you, as well as how much fat you could lose during the procedure, get in touch with the experts at Mosa Plastic Surgery today. With four qualified, reputable plastic surgeons on board, you’ll enjoy the care and commitment we can offer. Call our South Miami office at 305-520-9901 or our Miami Beach office at 305-520-9961 today to start your journey!

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