Liposuction–while designed to remove fat–is not a weight loss surgery. It only removes small pockets of fat resistant to diet, exercise, or have other causes. One of the most frequent uses of liposuction is to help weight loss patients get rid of the small bits of fat that continue to cling to their bodies. So, is it best to lose weight before liposuction?

The answer is that it depends. If you want to remove more than a few small areas of fat (usually less than ten pounds), then you may need to lose a little weight before undergoing liposuction. On the other hand, if you are fairly slim and want a BBL, Dr. Allegra may advise you to gain weight before surgery. Though, this is not that common.

The general rule for liposuction is that patients should be within about ten to fifteen pounds of their goal weight. It is also okay to continue losing weight after liposuction, but this should not be massive weight loss. The main reason for this is because some people have loose, extra skin after weight loss and would benefit more from a tummy tuck or other skin removal procedure. 

Therefore, every patient will have different needs before liposuction. The best way to find out what is best for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ludwig Allegra at Northwest Face & Body. Call us at 425-576-1700. You can also reach out online via Price Simulator®, chat, and contact form.