After Weight Loss Liposuction

Can Lipo Help after Weight Loss?

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If you’ve been following a regimented diet and exercise plan to get into great shape, you probably can’t wait to see your final results. Yet, when it comes to fine-tuning the outcome of those efforts, some men and women are discouraged to find that stubborn pockets of fat can linger despite all of their hard work. Although liposuction is no substitute for a healthy lifestyle and diet and exercise remain the best way to transform your body, body contouring with lipo can prove invaluable after weight loss.

Liposuction Targets Subcutaneous Fat

There are two types of body fat: visceral and subcutaneous. Visceral fat wraps around your internal organs and can contribute to health problems, and is responsible for the majority of weight gain. Fortunately, you usually can get rid of visceral fat by eating right and staying active.

Subcutaneous fat, on the other hand, is the type that doesn’t typically respond to diet and exercise. This type of fat is most commonly found in the love handles and abdomen, thighs, under the chin and the upper arms. Although not generally associated with health problems, subcutaneous fat can be frustrating, because fatty deposits in the wrong places can mean you’re still unhappy with your body shape even after reaching your target weight.

How Liposuction Helps

Liposuction targets specific pockets of subcutaneous fat to create smooth contours for your new body shape after losing weight. However, while liposuction can be an excellent body contouring option, bear in mind that the procedure does not improve loose, sagging skin that may remind following significant weight loss. In those cases, different body contouring procedures like a tummy tuck or thigh lift may be recommended instead.

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