Many people don’t understand how liposuction is designed to be used. They often think of it as a procedure for weight loss. Some may even see it as a method of “cheating” and a way to get around the work involved with diet and exercise. This could not be further from the truth.

When people come to my practice seeking liposuction near Temecula, I explain that it is best used as a complement to diet and exercise. Some people who exercise regularly and eat responsibly still have persistent pockets of fat. In cases like these, I will often use liposuction to smooth and contour specific areas, such as the hips or thighs.

I emphasize to my patients that liposuction is not a weight loss procedure but a body sculpting solution. It’s like creating the fine details on a beautiful sculpture. When fat is removed via liposuction, those fat cells are permanently eliminated, often providing a motivational boost, helping women and men feel better about themselves, and thereby making it easier to stick to a healthful diet and exercise routine and keep pounds off in the future.