Can I Lose 100 Pounds Through Liposuction?

OMG, no way! Liposuction is used for contouring and sculpting of the body but will only remove a small amount of weight.

I would suggest seeing a bariatric surgeon first we can help you gain control of the weight and then consider a board-certified plastic surgeon for liposuction. (Mark T. Boschert, MD, Saint Louis Plastic Surgeon)

Absolutely NOT!! Liposuction is for sculpting and shaping your body. You can flatten areas where there is a bulge revealing a better contour there. It can be combined with fat grafting in areas that are deficient such as the hips and buttock.

It is NOT for weight loss. Furthermore, high volume liposuction is very dangerous (can lead to death). You are already consulting a dietician.

Hopefully they can help you lower your weight and then you can consult a board certified plastic surgeon to help define some of the resistant areas to your weight loss. (Julian Gordon, MD, Alpharetta Plastic Surgeon)

31 Year Old Woman Treated With Liposuction Before & After By Dr Carlos O. Chacon, MD, MBA, Chula Vista Physician

NO! Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure. It is only designed to contour problem areas. It is best to lose all the weight you can prior to this procedure. High volume liposuction is extremely dangerous and potentially life threatening.

It is extremely important to only consult with a board certified plastic surgeon for your safety. (Stacy Peterson, MD, Wichita Plastic Surgeon)

No, that is not posible. You have to loose weight first, the most impontant is your health and right now it is not optimal for you to have this surgery. I suggest you change your dietitian. (Marcos Cuevas Soto, MD, Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon)

No, this is not close to being possible. One can expect approximately 5 pounds of weight loss with liposuction…. plus or minus a couple pounds. You need to find a new dietitian. (Nicholas Tarola, MD, Nashville Plastic Surgeon)

34 Year Old Woman Treated With Smart Lipo Before & After By Dr Michael Orseck, MD, Greenville Plastic Surgeon

Not his is not possible. I would get on a good diet/exercise program or look into say Obalon weight loss balloon system or some other bariatric type procedure. (Robert Brueck, MD, Fort Myers Plastic Surgeon)

In California, five liters is the maximum amount of liposuction aspirate allowed by law. Florida limits the maximum to 4 liters. The goal of liposuction is to remove fat in those areas which accumulate despite diet and exercise, thus recalibrating the fat stores in a more favorable fashion.

Liposuction does not address skin laxity and is not a weight loss procedure. Recommend that you consult with your PCP to determine the appropriate weight loss and exercise program to help you lose 100 pounds.(Kenneth B. Hughes, MD, Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon)

44 Year Old Woman Treated With Liposuction Before & After By Doctor Richard G. Reish, MD, New York Plastic Surgeon

Liposuction is not a means of weight loss

The optimal candidate for liposuction is healthy and has reached stable weight (preferably with a BMI < 30). It is important to remember that liposuction is not a means of weight loss and is not a substitute for traditional diet and exercise nor is it the equivalent of bariatric surgery.

The limits on liposuction ??(in office setting) ensure that the most weight a patient can expect to lose is approximately 11 lbs (4-5 liters). As always, discuss your concerns with a board certified plastic surgeon (ABPS). (Donovan Rosas, MD, Kissimmee Plastic Surgeon)

Liposuction is used to improve contour and is not a weight loss modality. In fact, even with a fair amount of liposuction done in the 4 to 5 L range, the patient is unlikely to lose more than 5 to 6 pounds.
It is best done when you are near or at your goal weight for excess stubborn areas that are out of proportion. (Marc J. Salzman, MD, FACS, Louisville Plastic Surgeon)

Weight loss after liposuction

Dr. Mary Lee Peters, MD, Seattle Plastic Surgeon – Liposuction Of Abs Hips

Most patients will not lose a significant amount of weight with liposuction. The purpose of liposuction is to remove fatty deposits in certain areas to make you look better. This may or may not result in weight loss.

That being said, the postoperative period after liposuction is a great time to lose weight because of the catabolic state secondary to the procedure. I usually recommend an 1800 cal/day diet for the month after liposuction. (Robert J .Paresi Jr., MD, MPH, Chicago Plastic Surgeon)

Liposuction is not a weight loos operation. If need to loose weight start with diet and excercise and consult with nutritionist and trainer. If you can not loose by these methods then talk to your PCP for possible bariatric surgery. (Ven Erella, MD, Austin Plastic Surgeon)