Weight loss with liposuction is only possible if it is combined with accompanying measures. Obesity and overweight are often caused by hormonal imbalances. Losing weight may be facilitated by targeted liposuction on the problem zones prior to a medically-assisted weight loss therapy.
At a Glance
- Surgery duration: 30 minutes to 3 hours (outpatient)
- Anesthesia: Exclusively local anesthesia (tumescent anesthesia)
- Sport: Microcannulas: After 1 week at the earliest
Regular cannulas: After 4 weeks at the earliest
- Normal social activities: After a few days
- Preliminary examinations: Blood test, further examinations depending on the patient’s state of health
- Compression garments: Microcannulas: 1 week
Regular cannulas: 6 to 8 weeks
- Incapacity to work: 1 to 2 days (according to area)
- Check-ups: To be arranged on an individual basis
Achieving Your Ideal Weight
When combining liposuction for particularly persistent problem zones with a medically-assisted weight loss therapy, it may be useful to have liposuction carried out before the beginning of this therapy. The female sex hormone estrogen is produced by body fat and promotes fat accumulation in the body. The removal of body fat by using liposuction causes a reduction of the estrogen level, and thus reduces the tendency to accumulate fat deposits.
Combining Weight Loss and Liposuction
Liposuction for particularly persistent problem zones (e.g., abdomen) prior to a weight loss therapy generally favors the regression of excessive skin. Thus, it is often possible to prevent or to significantly reduce the development of unwanted, hanging skin pockets resulting from drastic weight loss that can only be removed by risky lift surgery.
The actual medically-assisted weight loss therapy follows immediately after liposuction is carried out. After examining your health status through anamnesis, medical examination and relevant laboratory tests, we develop a customized therapy plan. Depending on the individual indication, this requires a change of diet or lifestyle and/or if necessary a medical treatment.
Basically, weight loss with liposuction only works in combination with a subsequent weight loss therapy including the change of dietary habits and doing regular physical activity. Throughout the course of the therapy you will keep a food diary and regular contact with us. We will be pleased to help guide you toward your ideal weight!