How Much Weight Can You Lose With Liposuction?

Liposuction procedure at Longevita is very common among many people. It is a procedure which is used to remove unwanted stubborn fat, which they can’t seem to lose with any diet or exercise. It removes the fat from any part of the body where fat becomes stagnated such as the neck, arms, tummy, hips, and so on.

How does the liposuction procedure work?

Many women complain that they follow different diet plans and do workouts but these don’t help them lose the fat from their problem areas. Liposuction procedure aims to break down the fat cells under the skin and remove them from the body with a cannula. This process gives the patient a slimmer look.

How much weight can be reduced with liposuction?

The main purpose of liposuction is body toning and enhancing physical appearance, not weight loss. It’s recommended to remove only 2-3 litres of fat at once, in order to prevent any complications.

If multiple areas of the body require treatment and the quantity of liposuction is more than 5 litres, then more than one surgery is needed. It’s safe to wait 6 months to have the second liposuction procedure. Small liposuction treatments are safer than the ample ones.

Additionally, a good candidate for a liposuction procedure must have, or be near to normal weight. Liposuction is not performed on overweight people, or people who weigh more than 100 kilos.

Does liposuction reduce weight permanently?

As we discussed above, the purpose of liposuction is not to reduce weight, its main purpose is to tone your body.

After the treatment, your surgeon will guide you on how to take care of your new body. Liposuction is a permanent procedure to remove fat from the body, but the results depend on your diet and workout. If you do not follow a healthy diet and workout, you can put on extra weight again.

The successful liposuction results remain visible for a long time, provided that the patient follows the aftercare steps. However, it is a fact that when our body hormones change and also as we get older, the body weight is affected.

Fat will not come back on treated areas unless you gain weight.

When will I see the results after liposuction treatment?

The majority of people will notice the results 8-12 weeks after the treatment. Most people experience swelling during the recovery process and might feel like not enough fat has been taken. They’ll see the results once the swelling is gone. They should drink lots of water to help with the swelling.

Does liposuction help with sagging?

Sagging doesn’t  improve with liposuction as the liposuction procedure just improves the shape of the body but does not improve the quality of skin texture.

There are different types of liposuction procedures:

Tumescent liposuction:  It is the most common liposuction procedure at Longevita in which a drug is known as epinephrine, lidocaine and a sterile solution injected before starting the treatment at targeted areas. This solution dissolves the fat tissue, then the surgeon uses a cannula to suck the fat cells from the body.

Ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL): In this technique, the ultrasonic energy is used to dissolve the fat. The new generation of this procedure is called VASER. It’s best used for areas that have minimal fat.

Power-assisted liposuction: A vibrating cannula moves around the body, breaks down the fat and removes it from the body.  This technique is used for a larger amount of fat reduction.


Liposuction procedures at Longevita are used to enhance the appearance of the patient’s body by removing unwanted fat deposits. Don’t consider it as a weight loss procedure. It is a cosmetic treatment that you can relate to with weight loss conditions. After liposuction, you will lose not more than 3.5-5 pounds of fat. If you are overweight or obese you should consider other cosmetic surgeries. It’s the best to always consult a surgeon first.