That depends. If you are unhappy with your weight now, then you should definitely try to lose weight before liposuction. Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure, and if you are looking to lose weight, it will not help you. If you are significantly overweight, too, your risk of complications from liposuction is increased, so that is another good reason to lose weight before liposuction. Losing weight can also help you pinpoint the stubborn fat deposits that you want to have treated, rather than the deposits that will go away on their own.
If you are going to lose weight before liposuction, make sure you do it in a healthy manner. Also make sure your goal weight is one you can maintain. Never use fad or trick diets to drop your weight quickly, as weight lost in this manner will typically return.
If, on the other hand, you are at or near your ideal weight, you do not want to lose weight before your liposuction procedure. If you go below your stable or goal weight prior to the procedure, then gain back to your goal weight afterward, you may again negatively impact your results. Always remember that liposuction is a body contouring procedure not a weight loss procedure.
To learn more about how to prepare for liposuction and maintain your results, please contact Marietta Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation at either of our Atlanta-area locations.