In spite of our best health efforts, many of us who follow a strict diet and exercise program still struggle with isolated areas of fat. Liposuction is one of our most popular body contouring procedures and can ultimately help to reduce stubborn pockets of excess fat in a variety of areas. Since liposuction is not designed to be used as a primary source of weight loss, Dr. Eric Okamoto recommends that his liposuction patients be at or near their ideal weight prior to their procedure. Liposuction can be a very effective solution for individuals who simply cannot get rid of fat deposits in specific areas no matter how hard they try through traditional means.
The fat cells targeted during your liposuction procedure are permanently eliminated from the body. However, your remaining fat cells are still susceptible to weight gain or weight loss. If you gain weight after your procedure, the size of the remaining fat cells in the treatment area can increase over time, and therefore may ultimately have an effect on the initial treatment outcome. For this reason, Dr. Okamoto stresses the importance of a good diet and exercise regimen after liposuction as part of a healthy lifestyle that can help you maintain your results as long as possible.
For more information about liposuction, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Okamoto, please contact our practice today.