Reader Question – Liposuction for Weight Loss?


I’m 110lbs over normal weight. I can’t seem to lose the weight. Is lipo a good idea for me? Besides my weight I’m healthy.

Liposuction is not a “cure” for weight problems. By the way you phrased your question it looks like that is your main goal. You are better off losing weight and getting into a stable range and then using liposuction for fine tuning if at all.

Overweight patients who have liposuction tend to put the weight back on and lose far less than they had hoped when all is said and done. Their remaining fat cells simply overfill with fat and/or new areas that were not problematic before surgery are recruited for more fat storage after surgery.

The bottom line is that really overweight patients who have lipo tend to gain the weight back later. Look elsewhere.

Best Regards,

John Di Saia MD

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Fat and Your Body

Originally posted 2010-05-19 07:30:33.

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