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What types of body fat can liposuction remove?

You get plenty of exercise and enjoy a balanced diet of foods that fuel your body. You may have already lost a significant amount of weight, and you’re so close to hitting your weight and aesthetic goals. When you look in the mirror, you see stubborn areas of fat that simply don’t seem to be responding to your healthy lifestyle. But what, if anything, can you do to eliminate that remaining fat so that you can step out with confidence?

Liposuction is a surgical procedure that is performed for aesthetic reasons. It is intended to help you get rid of specific areas of excess fat, so that you can better tone and contour your body.

It may seem simple. Get liposuction, remove all your excess fat, and get the aesthetic results that you’ve been looking for. However, the removal of body fat is a bit more complicated than that. There is more than one type of fat in the body, and not all types of fat can be targeted and removed with the liposuction procedure.

Understanding visceral fat

Also sometimes referred to as deep fat, visceral fat is typically located surrounding the abdominal organs. This could include the intestines, liver and the stomach. Visceral fat is also known as hidden fat, because it can’t be seen on the outside. It brings with it some health worries. People with a lot of this type of fat are at a higher risk for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, diabetes and a risk of stroke.

This type of fat is not treatable with the liposuction procedure. The only way to effectively treat this type of body fat, and to reduce your health risks, is to improve your diet and increase your levels of exercise.

Understanding subcutaneous fat

Subcutaneous fat is the type of fat located right beneath the skin. This fat is the visible fat that can impact your appearance. While it’s possible to reduce the size of your belly and other parts of your body that have excess subcutaneous fat with diet and exercise, this fat can also often prove to be stubborn. These problem pockets of fat can be removed with the liposuction procedure.

Many patients who undergo liposuction find that it’s easy to stay healthy, as they will look and feel better. This can often lead to a boost in confidence that leads to spending more time working out and staying active.

Consulting with a qualified plastic surgeon, such as Dr Chaithan Reddy, will help you to understand your body fat and the liposuction benefits that you might be able to see.

What happens during liposuction?

When considering how to get rid of body fat with liposuction, you may wonder what happens during the procedure itself. Your surgeon will create a series of very small incisions in the areas that are the focus for fat removal. A thin surgical tube will be inserted into the incisions, and the fat will be removed. The procedure can take as little as an hour, and as long as three hours. Many patients get liposuction done as a part of another plastic surgery procedure, such as a tummy tuck, to help ensure that their aesthetic results are as close to perfection as possible.

You’ve invested the time and effort to improve your overall health and get into great shape. Liposuction can help you put the finishing contouring touches on your figure. Organise a consultation with Dr Reddy today.