Barry Neil Silberg, M.D., FACS
I am 27 years old, 5 ft. 2 in., and weigh 145 lbs. I have been working out for 7 years. I watch what I eat, have healthy eating habits, but have never been able to lose a significant amount of weight. I am thinking about liposuction. I feel that this is the only answer at this point. If I maintain my weight now, would I be able to maintain my body after liposuction?
Certain fat distribution is genetic in origin and very difficult to lose by dieting and exercising alone. Some believe that the origins of this type of excess fat go back to the Stone Ages, when it served an important survival function. Today, liposuction can remove these fat cells, which will never return. It is certainly possible to gain weight after liposuction, but the old proportions will not return.