Common misconceptions about liposuction

It does not replace bariatric surgery

Liposuction is a body shaping procedure, not a weight loss procedure. This is an important fact for people with a high body mass index (BMI) . For people who are overweight (BMI 25-29), liposuction can be beneficial if it is clearly not for weight loss.

People with obesity (BMI 30 to 34) or morbidly obese (BMI greater than 35) should know that there is a limit to the amount of fat that can be removed in an operation.

Even if a lot of fat is removed, it may not matter as much compared to a person's overall body size, so it may not be worth it. Even if fat is removed by liposuction, without changing dietary and exercise habits, the effects of liposuction can be overcome.

For people with a BMI over 35, liposuction can be helpful in removing blemishes in certain areas, such as the chin.

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