It is not uncommon to have patients come in seeking liposuction for major weight loss. It is important to clarify with these patients, and to the general public, that liposuction is not a great option for weight loss. Liposuction gives much better and more predictable results for patients close to their ideal body weight who are looking to sculpt their body.
If a considerable amount of weight loss is required, other surgical options are better. Specifically, bariatric procedures, including LAP-BAND, gastric bypass, gastric switch, etc. These procedures allow for much greater and predictable amounts of weight loss, which then can be followed by body contouring surgery to help sculpt the body.
If you have any questions about body sculpting or body contouring surgery, please contact Dr. Jejurikar at the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute at 214-827-2814.