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.
Dr. Joseph J. Castellano is a native Floridian who grew up in the Tampa Bay area. During medical school and his 5 years of training in General Surgery, Dr. Castellano developed a strong interest in Cosmetic Surgery. He followed his residency training with an elective year of specialized training with the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. From 2010-2011, he completed a fellowship in Indiana focused entirely of cosmetic surgery of the face and body. During his fellowship, he received specialized training in facial rejuvenation, breast augmentation, abdominoplasty, and body contouring. Dr. Castellano received his board certification from the American College of Surgeons in 2010.
Dr. Castellano focuses on breast augmentation, abdominoplasty, liposuction, facelift, and eyelid rejuvenation. Additionally, he operates on numerous skin cancers, scar revisions, spider veins, and specializes in the management of aging skin with chemical peels and laser resurfacing.
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