Your Body Needs Fat
For as much work as we put in trying to eliminate the fat from our bodies, the truth is that fat is essential for the body to function properly. Here in Tampa, cosmetic surgery tends to focus more on treating problem areas rather than eliminating fat entirely.
Not all fat is bad fat. Fats in food provide the most efficient energy for our body to use. Fats also help to build healthy cells by surrounding them with a protective membrane. Fats are also an essential component within the brain, building cell membranes there as well but also providing insulation around the nerve fibers (myelin) which helps messages from the brain travel through the body faster.
Fats in foods also help the body absorb necessary vitamins like A, D, E and K, and help to make hormones that regulate the body. When our bodies are deficient in fatty acids, our skin gets flaky and dry. Plus, the layer of fat below the skin helps provide insulation in cold weather, keeping us warmer in the winter. Our organs are protected from injury and too much motion by cushions of fat, and fat deposits give our bodies access to energy reserves.
Fat in Moderation
All these positive qualities of fat being said, of course there are times when fat appears in places we’d rather not have it. If you eat a healthy diet and get regular exercise, yet still have unsightly fat deposits, removing the fat cells with liposuction can help sculpt those areas into a more balanced appearance.
Liposuction from our practice is a quick and affordable way to fine-tune your body, especially problem areas like the love handles and abdomen. Call us today to arrange a consultation.
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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