Time tends to catch up to all of us. As the calendar pages peel away, many people experience a gradual decrease in their metabolism, which increases the likelihood of gaining fat. As you continue to age, a slow reduction in muscle mass can further slow your metabolic rate, making it increasingly harder to lose existing fat deposits.
Making improvements in your general diet and adding exercise to your lifestyle can help reduce body fat while also improving your body mass index (BMI). Yet, many people who have lost a significant amount of weight still experience certain body parts that hold onto excess fat.
Men often struggle with stubborn fat deposits on the abdomen and neck as well as lingering fat deposits on the upper chest while women complain of frequent struggles with stubborn fat deposits on the lower body and arms.
At our practice, we offer a variety of minimally invasive surgical treatments to help address stubborn fat deposits. After a thorough examination, our doctor can help you understand the option that is best for you and your personal goals.
With some of these cases, liposuction or liposculpture prove to be the ideal option for directly targeting and improving accumulations of unwanted body fat.
This process calls for making one or more minor incisions in the skin at the treatment site. Our doctor will then gently insert a long tube called a cannula into the area to access the fat deposits. With careful strokes, gentle suction will help remove a modest amount of fat.
Liposuction is typically performed in an outpatient appointment. The necessary level of sedation can vary depending on the specific body part being addressed as well as the volume of fat being removed. Our doctor will help you understand any necessary preparation measures related to your degree of sedation as well as basic recovery instructions.
It’s noteworthy to keep in mind that liposuction is not an adequate replacement for diet and exercise. While the procedure is designed to reduce targeted amounts of body fat, it cannot act as a treatment for medical conditions and diseases associated with obesity.
If you have made a concerted effort to lose weight and improve your health, yet you still struggle to minimize stubborn areas of body fat, you should reach out to our experienced team to see if you are a candidate for liposuction.