There are many of us struggling with weight loss, but what can we do about it? We can try diet and exercise, but sometimes that just isn’t enough. The little, or not so little, parcels of excess fat always seem to accumulate where we don’t want them, around the waist and hips, and at the top of the legs. If you would like your body to have improved contours, there are two choices to eliminate these areas of fat. They are diet pills and liposuction; but which is better?
How Can Diet Pills Help With Weight Loss?
There are a number of ways that diet pills help you lose weight. They can either suppress your appetite, stop your body’s absorption of the fat that you eat, or increase your metabolism.
Unfortunately, there can be side effects, and as such, they should only be prescribed by a doctor. You can buy them over the counter, but because of the possible dangers to your health, you should always discuss what you are doing with your GP. Not only that, however many recommendations an over-the-counter medicine has, if you haven’t had a guarantee from a doctor it may not work as it says.
While prescribed pills will help you lose weight, they are only really effective while they are being taken. Once you stop, if you haven’t altered your diet or exercise regime, the chances are you will gain the weight again.
How Can Liposuction Help With Losing Weight?
Liposuction isn’t a weight loss procedure as such. Small amounts of fat are removed during the operation, but it is more about sculpting and reshaping the body than fat loss. It is really a cosmetic procedure, so the effects will not be as noticeable as say, a tummy tuck. As it is a surgical procedure, there are the usual considerations, and it works best for people who have good skin tone and elasticity. As we get older, our skin loses its elasticity which may result in loose skin at the liposuction site. And as with any medical procedure, the patient needs to be in good health.
Once liposuction has been completed, if you continue to eat too much, or not exercise, then as is the case with the diet pills, the weight will pile on again.
Which Is Better For Long-Term Reduction of Weight?
Both of these aids are designed for the last few pounds that people have trouble shifting. If you have more to lose than that, then diet and exercise should probably be looked at first.
However, both of these remedies will help with that last bit of fat that seems immune to both diet and exercise. As mentioned before, as soon as you stop taking the pills or once you have had the operation, neither will prevent you from putting weight back on if you are not careful. Annoyingly, the old stalwarts of eating healthily and keeping fit will have more bearing on long-term loss than on the way you got rid of those last few pounds.
If you are sensible with your diet and exercise, both of these methods can ensure that that last little bit of fat is erased, and hopefully you will end up with a better figure in the long run. Just keep at it, and make sure that the results of these two methods are worthwhile.