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Is liposuction a treatment for being fat?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
6 doctors agree

In brief: Lipo not 4 wt loss

Liposuction is not intended for weight loss or control.
It is intended to decrease localized and diet resistant areas of fat deposits.

In brief: Lipo not 4 wt loss

Liposuction is not intended for weight loss or control.
It is intended to decrease localized and diet resistant areas of fat deposits.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Dennis Dass
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

Liposuction is not a weight loss tool.
Liposuction is used for body contouring and removal of stubborn fat deposits that are unresponsive to diet and exercise. Remember that fat weights very little compared to muscle. http://www.dassmd.com/liposuction/index.html.

In brief: No

Liposuction is not a weight loss tool.
Liposuction is used for body contouring and removal of stubborn fat deposits that are unresponsive to diet and exercise. Remember that fat weights very little compared to muscle. http://www.dassmd.com/liposuction/index.html.
Dr. Dennis Dass
Dr. Dennis Dass
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Dr. Thomas Fiala
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

It's for contouring localized deposits of fat.
It's not safe to do head-to-toe liposuction in large volumes - it's not a weight loss procedure.

In brief: No

It's for contouring localized deposits of fat.
It's not safe to do head-to-toe liposuction in large volumes - it's not a weight loss procedure.
Dr. Thomas Fiala
Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Dr. Marianna Post
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

No it is not, it can correct certain areas of the body, but is not a treatment for obesity.

In brief: No

No it is not, it can correct certain areas of the body, but is not a treatment for obesity.
Dr. Marianna Post
Dr. Marianna Post
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Dr. John Di Saia
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Nope

Liposuction is not weight loss.
When used in this regard patients tend to be unhappy and it is not safe when taken to these extremes. Then again what is?

In brief: Nope

Liposuction is not weight loss.
When used in this regard patients tend to be unhappy and it is not safe when taken to these extremes. Then again what is?
Dr. John Di Saia
Dr. John Di Saia
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Dr. Frederick Coville
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: I'm afraid not

Wouldn't it be nice if it was that easy! unfortunately, liposuction is really only suitable as a body contouring procedure.
It works wonders to restore or create a more desirable shape and if you have good skin tone, the results you can achieve are spectacular. But don't think it's about losing weight -- that still required old-fashioned discipline. Eat well and exercise to pull off the pounds.

In brief: I'm afraid not

Wouldn't it be nice if it was that easy! unfortunately, liposuction is really only suitable as a body contouring procedure.
It works wonders to restore or create a more desirable shape and if you have good skin tone, the results you can achieve are spectacular. But don't think it's about losing weight -- that still required old-fashioned discipline. Eat well and exercise to pull off the pounds.
Dr. Frederick Coville
Dr. Frederick Coville
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Dr. Suman Das
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Certainly Not.

Liposuction is not a short cut procedure for loosing in obesity.
Liposuction is an ideal procedure for people who does exercise and dieting and still cannot loose fat in certain part of body, the common areas being abdomen, back, thighs, loins, arm and soforth.This is not a short cut for loosing weight.

In brief: Certainly Not.

Liposuction is not a short cut procedure for loosing in obesity.
Liposuction is an ideal procedure for people who does exercise and dieting and still cannot loose fat in certain part of body, the common areas being abdomen, back, thighs, loins, arm and soforth.This is not a short cut for loosing weight.
Dr. Suman Das
Dr. Suman Das
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