Depends on the goal! Liposuction is the only modality that can change shape. Diet and exercise only help with size. Now, if you like your shape, then weight loss will help you reach your goals. If you have isolated areas that you wish to reduce, then no exercise or diet can achieve "spot reduction" and liposuction is a better choice. Now is it best to be close to your target weight before lipo? Absolutely!
Liposuction. Diet and exercise are a great way to start losing weight and maintain good health. Medical weight loss programs with md guidance can help as well. Liposuction (particularly laser assisted liposuction) has some advantages in that it evenly melts the fat and also helps tone the skin - although best for helping people with that last 10-20% (vs. Large amounts of fat). Hope this helps!
Yes & even superior . Liposuction is not a weight loss technique but ideally used for localized removal of fat. It generally accomplishes aesthetic improvements. Weight loss will achieve systemic fat reduction and if used to reach your ideal body weight is good for your overall health and well being!
Localized fat. Liposuction is best for localized areas of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise such as the love handles, "saddle bags" or hips/thighs, abdomen, upper arms, neck/chin, male breasts. It is best for your overall health to lose weight through diet and exercise and you'll get more generalized fat loss and feel healthier. Liposuction should not be a replacement for diet/exercise but an adjunct.
Yes. Sometimes even after you work extremely hard i the gym you may still have some problem areas- this is where liposuction really is effective.
Not Really. Diet/exercise is very important in body recontouring, but certain resistant areas typically will not respond. Those areas are actually the better targets for having liposculpture to reduce the number of fat cells and their progenitor cells from the site. Lps can target those areas specifically and improve the reshaping resulting from your diet and exercise program. Those cells won't come back.
Yes, similar results. A surgeon can remove fat cells containing fat, but the person will regain fat in places where the remaining fat cells are if he overeats later. Lipo can remove fat from specific body areas, but normal fat loss is general. If a person eats fewer calories than he needs to live on, or if he exercises more than he did before and does not start eating more calories, then his body will use up stored fat.