Liposuction Versus Exercise for New Year’s Weight Loss?

Serving Greenwood, Greenville, Columbia, South Carolina & nearby Augusta, Georgia

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Ted Vaughn at Piedmont Plastic Surgery knows that the ever-popular New Year’s weight-loss resolutions mean people in and around Greenwood and Greenville, South Carolina may have renewed questions about liposuction.

So this is a good time to remind anyone who may be interested in liposuction — or the popular body contouring procedure that removes excess fat from such areas as the hips, tummy, thighs, knees, calves or arms — that the procedure is no substitute for a healthy weight-loss regimen rooted in diet and exercise.

Once you achieve a near-ideal body weight using diet and exercise, liposuction may be the solution for smoothing and tightening soft spots left behind by weight-loss, or which may simply have been part of your body since childhood.

Some of the other issues that Dr. Vaughn surveys when patients come in for a liposuction consultation include:

  • Whether or not the patient's expectations are realistic
  • The quality of each patient's skin elasticity
  • Whether the patient can maintain a healthy lifestyle

It is important for each liposuction candidate to recognize that the treatment is not an obesity cure, and also may not address cellulite or loose skin as effectively as other cosmetic surgery procedures.

To schedule your liposuction consultation with Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Ted Vaughn, please contact Piedmont Plastic Surgery online or call 864-223-0505. We welcome patients from Greenwood, Greenville, Anderson and Laurens, South Carolina.