You work hard at shaping your body every day, eating the right kind of foods, and exercising. You push yourself and make good choices. Your efforts have paid off, and you’ve been able to reach a weight that makes you happy. There is just one problem: you have resistant fat that will not respond to all of your hard work. No matter what you have tried, fat is still hanging on in trouble spots on your body. When diet and fitness plans don’t get rid of that bothersome fat, consider liposuction as a solution that could work for you.
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a popular type of surgery that has been performed for years. It is less invasive than other approaches, involving a small incision in your target treatment area. A thin, hollow tube is inserted into the incision. This tube, referred to as a cannula, is used to loosen the fat and suction it away. Once the fat has been removed, the incision is closed.
The process is repeated anywhere that you need fat removed. Common treatment areas include the thighs, upper arms, back, neck, abdomen, and buttocks.
Why Choose Liposuction?
You can drive yourself crazy with diet plans and fitness regimens, yet still find yourself staring at annoying fat. Liposuction gives you an alternative when everything you have been doing simply won’t trim your body down to the size you want.
However, it is important to understand that liposuction will only last as long as you continue to take care of your body. You will need to watch your diet and continue to live a life that is physically active. If you gain weight, expect fat to accumulate in trouble spots once again.
If you need to lose a considerable amount of weight, liposuction is not the answer. Liposuction is not a magical fix that will give you a body transformation. This procedure is advised if you are within the range of your goal weight but struggle with stubborn deposits of fat in a few areas on your body. You can trim it away with liposuction, but be prepared to work at holding onto your results.
Interested in learning more about the ways you could benefit from a liposuction procedure? Contact the office of J. Anthony Stephens, MD today to schedule a consultation appointment. Our practice is proud to provide this treatment to patients in the Baton Rouge, Lake Charles, Lafayette, and Hammond areas of Louisiana.