There are a lot of commonly held misconceptions about liposuction, not the least of which is an assumption that it is a good method for addressing large amounts of fat. The truth is liposuction can only be used to safely remove a small amount of fatty tissue, making it a poor choice for patients with a substantial amount of belly fat.
During your Fort Meyers liposuction consultation with Dr. Manuel Peña, your body will be fully assessed. If liposuction is not the best option for your body, Dr. Peña will discuss other options and help you determine how to reach your aesthetic goals.
Losing Weight Prior to Liposuction
Liposuction is intended to sculpt the body, not assist in weight loss. Dr. Peña can use liposuction to remove up to ten pounds of unwanted fat from nearly any area of your body, but cannot use it alone to help you reach your weight loss goals.
It is best if you are within reach of your goal weight before considering liposuction. This may necessitate adopting a healthy lifestyle complete with plenty of exercise and a well-balanced diet. If you are significantly over weight, you may wish to consider bariatric surgery followed by a more advanced plastic surgery procedure such as a body lift.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Peña will provide you with honest information about what will be necessary for you to achieve the body of your dreams.
If you are considering liposuction in or around Fort Meyers, Florida, please contact Dr. Manuel Peña today to schedule an initial consultation.