Many people resolve to get their dream bodies in 2024 and may see liposuction as the golden ticket to their ideal physique. However, there is a big difference between liposuction, a body-sculpting procedure, and exercise. Depending on your current weight and fitness goals, liposuction may be the best option for addressing unwanted fat and toning your body.
Liposuction Is Not Better Than Exercise
Before we go any further, it is important to note that exercise has many other benefits beyond toning your physique. Regular exercise is vital for good heart health and total well-being. However, it does have limitations when it comes to body sculpting.
Depending on factors like hormonal changes, anatomy, and genetics, you may have stubborn pockets of fat on your stomach, thighs, buttocks, back, or arms that don’t seem to resolve no matter what you do.
Liposuction poses a promising solution for patients who have reached their ideal weight but want to eliminate stubborn fat deposits in specific areas.
What Liposuction Can Do That Exercise Can’t
Fat distribution is permanently established by adulthood. We have a set number of cells that impact where our body deposits fat. While certain factors may disrupt this distribution, our bodies are all unique. This is why some people have larger posteriors or more trouble toning their arms than others.
When you shed weight through exercise and diet, fat cells shrink rather than disappear entirely. This means if you gain weight, these cells will expand.
Liposuction, on the other hand, completely removes fat cells in targeted areas. Once these cells are removed, they are gone forever. This does not mean you cannot gain weight after treatment, but it does mean that the excess deposits in certain areas will not return.
That being said, anyone can gain weight and no longer notice the results of their treatment. For this reason, ideal liposuction candidates are already at their ideal weight and looking to tone and sculpt their figures.
Explore Liposuction in Chicago, IL
Old Town Med Spa in Chicago offers liposuction and other body-sculpting treatments to help you on your aesthetic journey. The MD brothers, Drs. Nael Gharbi and Shazel Gharbi, are at the helm of every treatment, guiding patients toward their desired results with unwavering commitment and support.
At our med spa, you will receive personalized care from a team of dedicated professionals. Both doctors are board-certified in aesthetic and internal medicine, as well as members of The American Society of Liposuction Surgery.
To request a consultation, please submit an online form or call one of our offices in Old Town (312-313-0330), Bucktown (312-416-6172), or Lincoln Park (312-836-4224). You may also select “Book an Appointment” at the top of this page to schedule a visit at your preferred location and time!