What types of body fat can liposuction remove?

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What types of body fat can liposuction remove?

Liposuction is a plastic surgery procedure that can remove areas of fat from the body and neck. It’s one of the most frequently performed plastic surgery procedures and is often combined with other types of procedures so that the best aesthetic result can be achieved.

If you are interested in getting liposuction done, you may be wondering what types of body fat this procedure can remove.

Targeted types of body fat

Generally speaking, there are two main types of body fat we all have. The visceral fat is the type of fat that can surround the organs of an individual that may not be entirely healthy. This type of fat can only be addressed by improving eating habits and working out routinely.

Individuals who have a large amount of visceral fat may also still have a lot of subcutaneous fat.
Subcutaneous fat is the type of body fat that is what makes us appear larger. When we work out, eat right and lose weight, we will decrease the amount of fat on our bodies. The concern that many face is that even with the most stringent of healthy lifestyle choices, there may still be stubborn areas of fat on the body. These stubborn fat pockets don’t respond to diet and exercise but can be removed with liposuction.

Areas that can be treated with liposuction

One of the major questions people have when wondering how to get rid of body fat with liposuction, is about the areas that can be treated with the procedure. The best way to find out whether an area you’re concerned about can be treated is to schedule a consultation with a Specialist Plastic Surgeon such as Dr Peter Laniewski. During your consultation, Dr Laniewski can let you know if your problem area is removable body fat and the benefits that you might be able to see after a liposuction procedure.

The areas most commonly treated with liposuction include the following:

  • Abdomen
  • Thighs, both inner and outer
  • Chest, both men and women may opt for liposuction on their chest
  • Buttocks and the area beneath the buttocks
  • Knees
  • Back, particularly around the bra area
  • Underarms and upper arms

Dr Laniewski often recommends that patients getting some other type of plastic surgery combine liposuction with the treatment. This can help to ensure the best aesthetic results. For example, a patient getting a tummy tuck might also benefit from a bit of liposuction to help achieve a lean stomach. A patient undergoing a facelift could benefit from liposuction beneath the chin or neck.

Liposuction isn’t ideal for every patient

While liposuction does prove to be very effective at removing stubborn fat, it is not the ideal surgical solution for every individual. Liposuction is not to be used as an alternative for weight loss and is definitely not to be considered as a solution for obesity. Those who get the best results from liposuction are those who are at or as close to their ideal weight as possible. They should also be at a steady weight for several months, as a large increase or drop in weight after surgery can impact the results of the procedure.

Be sure to schedule a consultation with Dr Laniewski, who can offer you the experience and expertise that will ensure you get only the best results from your surgery.

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