Weight Loss

Is Liposuction Permanent?

For patients who have maintained a healthy lifestyle, but are consistently unable to get rid of certain pockets of fat, liposuction is often a good way to help attain their desired silhouette. However, a common concern I hear from patients who are considering this body contouring procedure is, “Are results permanent?” Simply put, yes. The fat cells that are removed during a liposuction treatment are effectively destroyed, and will be unable to reproduce. However, this does not mean you will be unable to gain weight again. After your procedure, any remaining fat cells in your body can potentially increase in…

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Need to Lose Some Winter Weight?

It’s quite common to overindulge a bit during the holidays, which is probably why so many people make a New Year’s resolution to be healthier and lose weight. However, some individuals may notice that even with proper diet and exercise, there are certain areas that seem resistant to change. Thankfully, these stubborn pockets of fat can be eliminated with liposuction, helping to create a more defined contour. Areas such as the abdomen, flanks (muffin top), and thighs can be addressed to help reveal the results you’ve been working so hard to achieve! If you’re concerned about a double chin and/or…

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How to Prepare for Post Dramatic Weight Loss Surgery

If you’re thinking about body contouring procedures after massive weight loss, there are a few important things that should be considered prior to surgery. In addition to maintaining a stable weight, some other factors that can decide whether or not you are ready for body contouring include: Being in good health: For your safety, it is important that you are healthy enough for surgery. Having a well-rounded diet: Patients who have had bariatric surgery often encounter nutritional deficiencies — a healthy diet can help ensure proper healing. Being a non-smoker: Smoking can cause complications with surgery, so I recommend for…

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How Much Should I Weigh Before Body Contouring?

If you have lost a significant amount of weight either due to diet and exercise or bariatric surgery, you may be considering body contouring procedures to eliminate the excess skin that has resulted. Many patients seeking post weight loss surgery are curious to know how much weight they need to lose prior to body contouring. There is no magic number, but you should be as close to your ideal weight as possible. Your weight should remain stable (within five pounds) for at least six months prior to the procedure, and you should not be expecting to lose more weight. To…

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Are Diet and Exercise Not Enough? Consider the Benefits of Tummy Tuck or Mini Tummy Tuck

Patients who have lost a significant amount of weight after bariatric surgery or a strict diet and exercise routine may still feel their body doesn’t reflect their commitment to a new, healthier lifestyle. This is often due to the excess skin that can occur after dramatic weight loss. While a body lift may be something to consider, loose skin on the abdomen seems to be a very common concern. A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, is typically the best way to remedy this issue, because skin laxity cannot be addressed by diet and/or exercise. Women who have recently…

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