Liposuction is becoming increasingly popular with people of all ages who are keen to achieve their perfect body. Yet, while lipo is certainly not a weight loss procedure, you may have heard it can reduce your appetite. Is this true? Many people report that after having liposuction, they don’t feel as hungry as they used to. So, will you experience this phenomenon after your back liposuction procedure?
The Link Between Fat and Hunger
Interestingly, the more fat tissue you have, the more it will secret away calories. This leaves fewer calories in your bloodstream that can satisfy the energy requirements of your body. As a result, your body will need even more calories. With more fat comes a greater need to eat. Essentially, you become hungrier because you get fatter.
This goes a long way toward explaining why it’s so difficult to lose weight by reducing calorie intake. Your body works against you all the time. It’s hard to consume fewer calories when your body demands more energy. You, therefore, end up being stuck in an endless cycle of weight gain. Eating today’s standard American diet causes high insulin levels. A high insulin level leads to excess weight gain. Weight gain produces more fat cells. Those fat cells take extra calories. You feel hungrier. So, you eat more food. This produces more insulin. And, as a result, you end up right back where you started. Even worse, your metabolism will simultaneously slow down, causing the body to hold on to more fat.
Removing Fat to Break the Cycle
Liposuction removes fat cells permanently. This, in turn, reduces your appetite since there are fewer fat cells to steal the calories. When you feel less hungry, you’ll eat less. This reduces your insulin production. In short, the overall effect is weight loss in the long term.
You cannot achieve this shift in the cycle by dieting alone. As long as you have fat cells in your body, they’ll carry on stealing calories and storing them away. Liposuction, therefore, doesn’t just remove unwanted stubborn fat, it can also have a long-lasting effect. While not a weight-loss tool in itself, it can help you to shed pounds over time. In turn, it will help to improve your overall well-being. Even better, liposuction can help even if it’s only on one part of the body.
Will I Not Put Weight on After My Lipo?
Despite what we’ve said above, it’s still possible to gain weight after liposuction. If you don’t exercise and eat unhealthy foods after your procedure, weight gain is likely. That said, you almost certainly won’t see a return to your shape pre-lipo. Your body won’t produce any more fat cells, although the existing ones can grow larger. That means if you gain weight, your new shape will simply be a bigger version of your new physique. Still, it’s best to work hard to maintain the results of your liposuction in the long term. This will help you to retain your slim new shape for years to come.
Arranging Your Liposuction
As you can see, lipo can have many benefits when it comes to helping you gain the shape you desire. Yet, you still can’t give up on your healthy lifestyle after your procedure. It’s equally, if not more, important to exercise and eat well after your procedure than before it. If you’re ready to find out more about how back liposuction can help you, contact the Artlipo team today. We can give you answers to all your questions and give you helpful, professional advice. Give us a call now and start your journey toward achieving the body you’ve always dreamed of.
Dr. Thomas Su, is the owner and cosmetic surgeon of Artistic Lipo. He has led our full-time clinic specializing in awake-only liposuction since 2007. Dr. Su began his medical career in internal medicine, practicing that until 2005, when he began to provide a full spectrum of non-invasive cosmetic procedures.