Have your efforts to diet and exercise failed to help you achieve your desired flat stomach? If so, it may be time to consider abdominal lipo. The popular cosmetic procedure can help remove unwanted fat deposits in the waist and abdomen. You can reshape your figure and eliminate localized fat without undergoing invasive surgery.
STUBBORN ABDOMINAL FAT
The fat around the belly is usually the most difficult to wipe out. Most people can easily lose weight in other areas, but the abdomen often retains its shape. Several issues can make abdominal lipo ideal. They include:
- Stretched abdominal muscles
- Excess skin as a result of pregnancy or weight loss
- Excess subcutaneous fat
The type of procedure you require will depend on the cause of the problem.
SUBCUTANEOUS FAT VS. VISCERAL FAT
When considering liposuction, you must know the different types of stomach fat—subcutaneous and visceral. Subcutaneous fat is the “pinchable” fat just below the skin, while visceral fat is inside the abdominal cavity.
Subcutaneous fat is harmless but can be visually undesirable. Visceral fat is firm and closer to the organs. It makes it more harmful to overall health. Abdominal liposuction can only remove subcutaneous fat.
NONINVASIVE COSMETIC PROCEDURE
Abdominal lipo allows you to achieve a flatter stomach without surgery. Unlike many cosmetic procedures, the noninvasive treatment does not require general anesthesia. It reduces the risks associated with GA. It makes liposuction safer than abdominal surgery.
The skin loses collagen over time, resulting in less elasticity. The skin does not bounce back effectively after weight loss. Laser lipo, or Smartlipo®, can help address the issue of skin laxity. The laser technique helps enhance skin tightening.
EFFECTIVENESS OF ABDOMINAL LIPO
You should begin to see the results in a few days. Results of abdominal lipo tend to vary in individuals. Your age and body shape will impact the results of the procedure. It is mainly due to skin elasticity and visceral fat in your abdomen.
If you have too much visceral fat, you may not be able to attain your desired flat stomach with liposuction. You should get some exercise and weight training to build your ab muscles.
MAINTAINING ABDOMINAL LIPO RESULTS
Abdominal lipo can help you attain your dream shape, but you must maintain the results. Getting rid of fat cells does not mean you cannot gain back weight. Liposuction is not a weight loss treatment.
Your body has about 70% fewer fat cells in the abdomen. If you gain weight, it will be more concentrated in other areas. Your stomach may still be flatter, but you will weigh more. To maintain the results, watch what you eat and get regular exercise.
Every individual’s contour is different. While some patients require a little fat reduction, others require more fat removal. Contact a cosmetic surgeon to see if you are a good candidate for abdominal lipo. The doctor will let you know if the procedure will help you achieve your ideal contour.
For more on how abdominal lipo can help you achieve a flatter stomach, visit Beverly Hills Aesthetics at our office in Los Angeles, California. Call (424) 292-2867 to book an appointment today.