Having Difficulty Losing Weight?
By Iacobucci Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery
January 17, 2018
Category: Plastic Surgery
Tags: weight loss   liposuction  

Losing weight isn’t an easy task for many Americans. There’s the temptation of bad foods at almost every corner and many people don’t weight losshave time in their schedules for regular exercise. Some people have medical conditions that make it difficult to shed pounds. If you’ve been having difficulty losing weight in certain places, talk to Dr. John Iacobucci at Iacobucci Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery in Grand Rapids, MI about liposuction.

Liposuction for Weight Loss
Liposuction (also called lipo or lipoplasty) is number two on the list of cosmetic surgical procedures performed each year according to recent statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. It’s a weight loss surgery that contours and reshapes the body. During a liposuction procedure, a plastic surgeon removes fat from specific areas of the body using a suction device. To be an ideal candidate for this procedure you must be in good health and weigh within 20 to 25 pounds of the size you’d like to be.

Targeted Areas of the Body
Liposuction is usually performed on specific areas of the body where fat is easily stored yet difficult to get rid of. Here are a few places your Grand Rapids, MI plastic surgeon may target:

- The belly or abdomen.
- The thighs and calves.
- Hips and backside.
- Back fat and “love handles.”
- The underside of the upper arms.

After Liposuction Surgery
Expect to take at least a couple of weeks off from your normal duties after a liposuction procedure. The full healing process will likely take a couple of months. Your surgeon will provide you with a list of specific care requirements which will likely include:

- Bed rest for a couple of days.
- Very light exercise (walking) to keep blood circulating.
- Wear your compression garments daily.
- Eat a balanced diet and drink plenty of water.
- Attend regular check-ups with your surgeon to monitor the progress of your healing.

Consult a Doctor About Liposuction
You should have a detailed conversation with your plastic surgeon about liposuction to ensure that you’re a good candidate for this surgery. Call 616-974-0100 today to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. John Iacobucci at Iacobucci Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery in Grand Rapids, MI.