Sticking to a healthy diet and rigorous exercise program will not always be enough. Many people continue to struggle with pockets of body fat that are very resistant to traditional methods of losing weight, and this can be quite discouraging.
For those who have found themselves in a slump due to stubborn fat around their midsection, waist, or thighs, liposuction could be exactly what is needed to finally see some changes.
What is Stubborn Body Fat?
Maintaining a caloric deficit will eventually lead to weight loss, but this process can be quite slow when it comes to stubborn body fat. This phrase is generally used to describe subcutaneous fat that is found around the hips, thighs, buttocks, stomach, and lower back.
Unlike other areas of the body where fat is closer to the surface, this type of fat is actually underneath multiple layers of soft tissue. When an individual is burning more calories than they are eating, the body will look for practically any other energy source before finally going after these pockets of fat.
Many people will continue to eat healthy foods and exercise for years without making much of a difference in these areas of their body. If this sounds like your own situation, then you might want to take a fresh look at liposuction.
The Basics of Liposuction
Liposuction is the surgical removal of body fat with a small rod known as a cannula. While this procedure can be carried out practically anywhere on the body, most people want to have fat removed from their midsection. Procedure time may vary.
The patient will then have a follow-up appointment in the coming weeks so that the surgeon can make sure that they are healing properly. The average patient may be able to head back to work within two or three weeks of their surgery depending on how much fat was removed and how many areas were treated. In order to maintain the results, all patients much stick to a rigid diet and exercise plan.
The Ideal Candidate for Liposuction
The ideal candidate is going to be an adult patient who is dedicated to losing weight. The patient should be near their ideal weight and already making major lifestyle changes.
Those who have serious illnesses that will impair their healing will need to address those issues before having this procedure carried out. Finally, patients need to have realistic expectations about what kind of results they can expect from this surgery.
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