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Can Liposuction Get Rid of Belly Fat?

Posted November 25, 2021 in Liposuction

Persistent belly fat has long been associated with increased health risks such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure. It is also generally considered to be less attractive than a flat tummy. Whether you’re motivated by health, appearance, or both, belly fat can be a huge concern. Fortunately, liposuction can get rid of belly fat and help you achieve the slim and trim waistline you desire.

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure that targets pockets of excess fat in specific areas (such as the abdomen). The procedure removes fat cells from the target area using a suction device, which extracts the fat cells out of the body through a thin, hollow tube. These fat cells are permanently removed from the body and can lead to long-lasting improvements in body contour.

Liposuction can be performed using one of three techniques:

  • Tumescent Liposuction: Fat is pre-injected with a solution of salt water, local anesthetic, and small amounts of adrenaline before being suctioned out.
  • Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction: Ultrasonic energy waves liquefy the fat, which is then suctioned out.
  • Power-Assisted Liposuction: The device sends off rapid vibrations to break up the fat cells so that they can be easily suctioned out of the body.

Any of these liposuction techniques can be used to eliminate excess belly fat.

How Can Liposuction Slim My Waistline?

Liposuction can reduce the amount of fat that lies beneath the skin layer on your abdomen. Because this incredible procedure focuses on a specific target area, liposuction can “spot reduce” and remove fat directly from the abdomen, which is something that exercising and dieting cannot guarantee. If you have been trying to get rid of stubborn belly fat without success, liposuction can give you the results you seek.

Is Liposuction the Best Way to Improve Abdominal Contour?

It is important to consider whether excess belly fat is your main or only concern. If you are generally fit except for stubborn belly fat, and the skin on your abdomen is healthy and smooth, liposuction can give you excellent results! But if weight loss or pregnancy have left you with loose, hanging skin or separated abdominal muscles, liposuction alone will not provide optimal results. In this case, it would be better to consider a tummy tuck with liposuction to correct all your abdominal concerns simultaneously.

Can Liposuction Get Rid of Visceral Fat?

Unlike the layer of body fat that lies beneath the skin, visceral fat lies deeper and surrounds your internal organs. This type of fat may cause metabolic issues like insulin resistance, high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, heart disease, and diabetes. Getting rid of belly fat helps to lower these risk factors.

How can liposuction help visceral fat? Unfortunately, liposuction only works on subcutaneous body fat and cannot directly eliminate visceral fat. However, liposuction can still help you tackle visceral fat in other ways. By trimming away subcutaneous belly fat, liposuction provides powerful motivation to maintain your results with a healthy diet and exercise. In turn, this will help you get rid of visceral fat and maintain a healthy figure for years to come.

Liposuction is a safe and effective way to remove excess body fat from the abdomen, as well as other areas like the hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, calves, and more. To enjoy a more contoured waistline, contact our office to schedule your appointment with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Andres Taleisnik. Call (657) 294-8375 or fill out our online contact form today.