Should I Lose Weight before Liposuction in Honolulu? Randy Wong, MD on 06 Jul 2017
A common question among people seeking cosmetic procedures is whether or not they need to lose weight before their liposuction in Honolulu. An important thing to remember is that liposuction is not meant to be a weight loss procedure or as a way to treat obesity. Before scheduling liposuction or a tummy tuck in Honolulu it is important to know whether or not you are an ideal candidate for the procedure.
Liposuction is meant for people who have stubborn remaining deposits of fat that have not gone away in spite of exercise and dieting. Such patients continue to exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle, but would be happier if they could somehow lose that last bit of flab. Ideal patients are no more than 30 percent above the ideal weight for their body type. If you require losing some weight to fall into this category before getting liposuction in Honolulu, you should begin an exercise regimen.
When losing weight before liposuction you should take care to make it a healthy weight loss and perhaps seek the advice of a professional weight loss consultant. Sudden or drastic weight loss from crash dieting or excessive exercising can cause stress on your body which is not good prior to any procedure. Additionally, your body will need some time to stabilize the weight before having surgery.
Aside from falling into certain weight ranges, an ideal candidate for liposuction will also have elastic skin and some muscle tone. Being in good health is also of utmost importance, and the prospective liposuction patient should not have any health issues that will hinder a speedy recovery. If you smoke you should quit smoking for a good amount of time before having the procedure.
As stated previously, liposuction is not meant to be a way to lose weight. It is ideally a way for people who have engaged in a healthy regimen of diet and exercise but feel like they could benefit from a little further body contouring. Having specific goals and realistic expectations along with a positive disposition are just as important in getting great results from liposuction as any of the previously stated factors.
If you are considering liposuction or any other cosmetic procedure, including breast augmentation in Honolulu, the best thing you can do is schedule a consultation with your plastic surgeon to get advice on which procedures are best for your specific goals.
Call Dr. Wong at Honolulu Plastic Surgery to schedule an appointment or to get answers to any other questions you may have. Friendly and helpful staff are waiting for your call at (808) 725-2114.