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Fast Ways to Lose 100 Pounds Safely

author image Dr. Robert Petros
Dr. Robert Petros has been working at the Yerevan State Medical University Department of Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases since 2009. He has had experience with thousands of patients and done a considerable amount of work in epidemic prevention on the government level.
Fast Ways to Lose 100 Pounds Safely
Atempting to lose 100 pounds without medical supervision is dangerous. Photo Credit: Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images

A weight loss of 100 pounds is a difficult as well as dangerous endeavor to attempt to do quickly without medical intervention. It is possible to do with medical support and supervision. By losing weight under medical supervision, you assure that the weight you lose is mainly fat, you decrease the chances of complications and you nearly negate the possibility of far-reaching health consequences.

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Dangers of Fast Weight Loss

The fast loss of 100 pounds through extreme dieting and excessive exercise can have detrimental effects on your health. These effects include malnutrition, exhaustion, a loss of immune system function, problems with your digestive system and cardiovascular problems. Weight loss of more than two pounds a week should not be attempted without a doctor's supervision. Extreme weight loss also leaves you at risk for developing folds of hanging skin.


Liposuction is a surgical procedure that can help remove small pockets of fat. Liposuction is a minimally traumatic surgical procedure. During a liposuction, fat is suctioned out through a small incision in the skin while a patient is under general or local anesthetic. This procedure can only remove limited amounts of fat from every pocket of fat during one procedure. This is done to prevent the development of saggy skin. A few liposuction procedures can speed up your loss of 100 pounds specifically. The amount of fat that can be removed during a liposuction procedure varies for every individual.

Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck is a procedure that involves significant amounts of surgical trauma. This procedure is conducted under general anesthesia. The excess fat and skin of your abdomen are removed during a tummy tuck procedure. The muscles of your abdominal wall are tightened as well. A tummy tuck has a recovery time of six months, which is nearly double the amount of time required to recover from a liposuction. But a tummy tuck can remove up to triple the amount of fat that a liposuction can. A thigh lift is a similar procedure to a tummy tuck that is performed on your thighs and can also aid you in your weight loss goals.

Diet and Exercise

Liposuction, tummy tucks and thigh lifts are all great methods for losing a lot of weight quickly. But it is rare that these procedures, by themselves, can help you lose 100 pounds quickly. To lose 100 pounds, diet and exercise are also required. A diet plan written by a medical professional will ensure that your diet does not leave you malnourished. Consult your doctor and fitness professional for a personalized workout program that will help you attain your goal of losing 100 pounds quickly.

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