Tag: Liposuction

The Difference Between Liposuction and Weight Loss

It is not uncommon for patients to seek liposuction treatment as a means to lose weight and get the physique they’ve been wanting.  What many patients don’t know, however, is that liposuction is a minimally-invasive surgery that is best performed as a complement to weight loss efforts.  In fact, liposuction is considered a surgery that is primarily aimed at re-shaping the body, not losing weight.  While the procedure does get rid of unwanted fat, liposuction usually can’t achieve the full weight loss that patients would like. This blog will help you to understand the differences between liposuction and weight loss and guide you towards a realistic plan that will help you to achieve your aesthetic goals.

Patients should be in good general health and close to their target weight before having liposuction.

A good diet, exercise routine, and overall healthy lifestyle is important for everyone.  Eating plenty of whole foods, avoiding sugary and processed foods, and participating in movement of some sort each day can go a long way towards helping you to meet your weight loss goals. While there are many nuances to weight loss, you can generally rely on the fact that consuming less unhealthy food and doing more exercise will help you lose unwanted fat.  Many of our patients have great success through these efforts, but you should know that it requires commitment and consistent work.  We know it is not easy to lose weight, and we applaud your efforts towards a healthier you, as it takes time and dedication.

Liposuction is a procedure that is best performed on individuals who are in good general health.  If you are significantly overweight, we ask that you get closer to your target weight before undergoing liposuction for several reasons.  You will be more likely to heal well if you are generally healthy. And, patients who are close to their ideal weight are able to experience better, more lasting results from their surgery.  Further fluctuations to your weight can affect your results.

What can liposuction do for me?

Liposuction simply isn’t a good alternative to weight loss.  It can, however, address stubborn “problem areas” for patients who have worked on their bodies through diet and exercise but can’t seem to get rid of unsightly bulges.  If you are within 10-15 pounds of your ideal weight but have resistant fat in areas such as the upper arms, abdomen, buttocks, or thighs, liposuction can be strategically performed to re-shape these parts of your body for a smoother, sleeker contour.

We know how much hard work it takes to lose weight and build a healthy body, and it can be frustrating to have one or two spots that simply won’t change despite your efforts.  Unfortunately, many of us have genetic tendencies to store fat in certain areas, and these are often the first to expand during weight gain and the last to shrink during weight loss.  And, once you have added fat cells to these areas, the cells will shrink but not go away when you lose weight. This is why liposuction can be an excellent approach to addressing these problem spots.  By dislodging and removing the fat cells, your surgeon can reduce the fat deposits in these areas and permanently get rid of excess fat. As long as you maintain a relatively stable weight after your procedure, the fat cells will not grow back!

If you are close to your target weight but have problem spots you’d like addressed, contact us at 952.562.5940 today to discover how liposuction can help you to finally achieve the body you’ve been working hard to get!


Mommy Makeover Minneapolis

Mommy Makeover is a cosmetic surgery term for a group of procedure commonly performed in combination with each other to help a woman rejuvenate her body after pregnancy, birth and nursing. Many women find the joys of the miracle of birth and having children one of the highlights of their lives, but at the same time, many also wish that they could undue some of the effects those major life events have had on their body.

Take a look at our online gallery of real patient before and after photos to get an idea of the kind of results possible through Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, Liposuction, and Tummy Tuck procedures. The Mommy Makeover Minneapolis isn’t one specific procedure, but rather customized to each patient’s individual needs. Often the Mommy Makeover will include some combination of breast augmentation, breast lift, tummy tuck, and liposuction. If you are interested in learning more about the Mommy Makeover procedure and recovery process, and to find out if it may be right for you, contact our office to schedule your Mommy Makeover Minneapolis consultation with Dr. Landis today.

Mommy Makeover Minneapolis

The Mommy Makeover is a not a singular procedure but a combination of procedures that is customized to each patient and performed to rejuvenate the key areas of the body most affected by pregnancy. For many women the miracle of bringing a child into the world is life changing in the best ways possible, but for some women the toll it takes on their bodies is something they would rather change if they could–and through the Mommy Makeover, they can.

Each Mommy Makeover is customized to meet each patient’s needs but may include some combination of tummy tuck, breast augmentation, breast lift, and liposuction. If you are interested in learning more about the Mommy Makeover procedure and to find out if it may be right for you, contact our office to schedule your consultation with Dr. Landis today.

Thigh Lift Minneapolis

Thigh Lift is a body contouring procedure that is designed to enhance the appearance of the thighs by removing excess skin in the thighs. Many people struggle with excess, sagging skin after bariatric surgery. The Thigh Lift may be performed on its own or it may be performed in combination with other body contouring procedures such as Liposuction to also remove excess, stubborn pockets of fat. If you are feeling self-conscious about your thighs and interested in learning more about your options, contact our office to schedule your confidential consultation with Dr. Landis today. During your consultation Dr. Landis will examine you, ask you about your medical history, your goals and concerns to determine if a Thigh Lift may be right for you.

Ready to begin discussing your body contouring options and to find out if a thigh lift may be the right option for you? Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.

Liposuction Minneapolis

Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure that is commonly performed on both men and women who have been unable to achieve the results they desired through diet and exercise alone. Many of us have one area of our body that has more stubborn localized fat deposits than the rest of our body. Liposuction is performed through tiny incisions in the specified area through which a long, skinny tube called a cannula is inserted and the stubborn fat sucked out to achieve the desired body contour. Liposuction may be performed on virtually any area of the body from the tummy to the abdomen to the hips, legs, thighs, arms, back, and even the neck. In some cases patients may opt to combine the liposuction with other body contouring procedures such as Abdominoplasty, Arm Lift, or Thigh Lift.

Ideal candidates are in good health, at a stable body weight, nonsmokers, and have realistic expectations for the procedure and potential results. If you are interested in learning more about the Liposuction procedure and to find out if it may be right for you, contact our office to schedule your consultation with Dr. Landis today.

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