I often get the question whether to lose weight before lipo or to do the lipo first. Let me tell you why Lipo first is the best in my opinion. Motivation and acheiving a great figure earlier in the process are key to long term success in weight loss. Lipo can motivate you both psycologically and physiologically to improve your weight loss journey. We can sometimes remove 6+ pounds from a lipo. Now while that is not that much in the scheme of loosing a lot you begin a reshaping brought on by our LipoSculpting technique. After lipo you wear a garment on the area which holds in your skin and helps to reshape it to the body below it. This also helps in making you look more shapely which gives you a mental boost to not want to eat badly. Secondly the garment is pressing on your abdomen which gives you a full sensation and, therefore, less drive to eat. Another important aspect is that the Lipo has greatly reduced a hormone known as Ghrelin. Ghrelin is secreted by the fat cells and goes to the brain to stimiulate your appetite. So the more fat that is there, the more Ghrelin that is produced which drives you to eat more to make more fat. All these things combine to lower your appetite. We have noted that over 95% of our patients who get abdominal lipo state their appetite is markedly reduced and that they continue to loose weight during the post op period over the next 4 months.
I encourage all my patients to look at the LipoSculpting as the beginning of a new you. Concentrate on smaller servings and a high protein diet during the post op time while your new body takes shape. You will be amazed at where you will go.