It can be frustrating when you live an active, healthy lifestyle and still can’t get rid of those last few pounds of fat. It may seem like you will never get rid of this body fat, but there is a solution.
Liposuction surgery permanently removes stubborn fat to give your body a more contoured appearance. If you are close to achieving your dream body, consider liposuction to remove lingering fat.
The Problem with Stubborn Body Fat
Even if you have been dieting and exercising to lose weight, stubborn fat can cling to your body. This is especially common when you are close to your goal weight. Your body fights to keep fat stored for survival. That is the extra fat that liposuction can permanently remove to bring you closer to your dream body.
Liposuction removes subcutaneous body fat, which is stored directly under your skin. This is different from visceral fat, the unhealthy body fat that puts obese people at risk of disease. We cannot remove visceral fat or cure obesity with liposuction. That can only be achieved through proper dieting and exercising.
Because subcutaneous fat is stored just under your skin, it can change the way your body looks. Even if you are toned and slim underneath, stubborn fat can hang, cause loose skin, and hide your fit figure. Liposuction can help you show off your weight loss results without extra fat.
How Liposuction Works
Each liposuction procedure follows the same general steps. The exact techniques vary depending on your individual needs. However, the process remains very similar.
Liposuction is performed under general anesthesia in most cases, so clients are not awake during the surgery. Our expert surgeons begin by injecting the fat stores with special fluids to break up the fat and minimize problems during surgery.
Then we use medical technology to disrupt the fat cells in some way. Lastly, we suction out the stubborn fat that has gotten in the way of your slim, toned figure.
The traditional liposuction surgery technique uses a suction device. Suction-assisted liposuction (SAL) permanently removes the fat cells by suctioning them out of your subcutaneous tissue. Since the rise in popularity of liposuction surgery, more advanced technology has been created to break up the fat and easily remove it.
Power-assisted liposuction (PAL) is similar to suction-assisted liposuction. In PAL, the suctioning device vibrates as we suction out the extra body fat. The vibration increases the efficiency of the surgery as it loosens stubborn fat under your skin. Then we can easily suction out the unwanted fat.
In ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL), sound waves disrupt the body fat to make it easier to remove. This liposuction procedure is used when the extra body fat is located within dense, complex tissue on your body. The sound waves are necessary to break up and loosen the fat stores so we can suction them out.
After surgery, clients must wear compression garments to ensure the treatment areas remain contoured. You can start light exercise soon after surgery, but strenuous physical activity will prolong the healing process. We recommend waiting four to six weeks after surgery before engaging in intense exercise.
You can return to normal activities within a few weeks of your surgery. This means you can go back to work, school, or any other daily responsibilities you have. One of the advantages of liposuction surgery is its quick recovery time.
Benefits of Liposuction
Liposuction can transform the appearance of your body and make you feel empowered. If you have gone through a long fitness journey, you know how difficult it can be to achieve lasting weight loss. You deserve to see those results in your body.
Some of the benefits of liposuction include the following:
- Slimmer figure
- Contoured body
- Visible weight loss results
- More visible muscle tone
- Permanent fat removal
- Small incisions
- Minimal downtime
- Affordable surgery
These benefits are just the beginning of the satisfaction liposuction can bring you. With same-day discharge and a quick recovery process, you can go back to normal activities soon after your surgery. Liposuction is an effective procedure for body contouring and slimming.
Areas of Treatment
Many areas of your body can safely undergo liposuction. This gives you various options for achieving a slimmer, more toned figure. Most of our clients have “problem areas” where stubborn fat tends to settle.
Liposuction can treat the following areas:
- Upper arms
These areas easily store fat that can be difficult to get rid of through diet and exercise alone. If you struggle with stubborn fat in any of these areas, liposuction might be a good fat removal option for you.
Show Off Your Slim Figure with Liposuction
At Georgia Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, we perform liposuction procedures for many clients in Marietta, GA, and the surrounding areas. We take pride in helping clients from Marietta, Atlanta, Douglasville, Vinings, and Woodstock, GA, achieve their dream bodies.
Liposuction can permanently get rid of stubborn fat and contour your figure. You will be able to show off the results you have been working for after liposuction.
We schedule consultations with every patient before we book surgeries. This allows us to get to know you, your medical history, and your aesthetic goals. We always answer any questions or concerns you may have about the liposuction procedure.
Our expert surgeons are renowned in cosmetic surgery and specialize in helping clients look and feel their best. If you want to achieve a slim, contoured figure, book your consultation for liposuction surgery today!