There is a continuous trend of misinformation when it comes to cosmetic surgery, particularly when it comes to surgeries like liposuction and tummy tucks. Patients routinely think that if they have a big belly or an area of excess fat, liposuction is the solution to actually lose the weight. Many patients are overweight, and their impression is that one of these procedures will solve their weight problem by reducing the fat. The notion that if you are overweight you can have liposuction to cut your body weight in half is not true. Liposuction and tummy tucks are not a weight loss program. These procedures are mainly body contouring procedures. Also, liposuction and tummy tucks do not prevent you from gaining weight in the future. I have seen this many times. Patients think that if they have liposuction and have all this fat removed, they can avoid exercise completely. Exercise is extremely important to maintain your results after the procedure. Just because you have liposuction in multiple areas does not mean that you will not need to do exercise. Remember, the main goal of cosmetic surgery is to contour your body frame. You will need to maintain healthy habits and an exercise routine to maintain your weight.