How much weight can I expect to lose after Lipo?

I currently weigh the most I've ever weighed (245 lbs at 5'5”) and most of the weight is on my thighs, backside and stomach. I don't think I need anything as drastic as gastric bypass but I do need help and plan to start with liposuction. How much weight can I expect to lose from the procedure? I figure if the lipo takes off maybe 20-25 lbs then through diet and exercise I could get my weight down to at least 180 lbs which would be make a world of difference.


F, 30, Iowa

Many plastic surgeons will tell you that liposuction is a sculpting operation, not a weight loss operation. The most fat you can safely remove in outpatient surgery is 5 liters. That's about 10 pounds, tops.

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