At Personique, many of our Austin, TX patients inquire about liposuction. This comes as no surprise, as many of us still cling to stubborn reserves of fat despite regular exercise and a healthy eating routine. For these individuals, liposuction can be a great option for removing excess fat and achieving that slim and trim physique you work hard for. If you want to know if liposuction will be a good fit for you, read on:

Liposuction Might Not Be For Everyone

If you’re unhappy about those stubborn fat deposits that don’t yield to diet and a committed exercise routine, you may want to consider liposuction. It’s currently the most popular form of cosmetic surgery in the U.S., with around 350,000 procedures performed each year.

In truth, there’s no magic wand for unwanted belly fat. Achieving the physique you want is a matter of eating healthy, exercising regularly, controlling stress in your life, and even getting plenty of sleep. However, liposuction can offer healthy-minded individuals a solution to removing unwanted flab. In other words, don’t expect liposuction to provide permanent results if you’re not committed to a healthy diet and exercise routine.

Your Body Fat Distribution Changes with Age

Have you ever wondered why you can’t get rid of that stubborn roll that persisted after you had children, even if your body weight is the same (or even lower?) Blame it on aging. As we age, our fat redistributes to other parts of our body, particularly around the middle (this also applies to men).

The fat that resists diet and exercise is usually subcutaneous fat, which is between the lower layer of skin and the muscle layer of the abdominal wall. This is what liposuction works best to remove. It removes pockets of stubborn fat on your belly, “love handles,” thighs, and buttocks.

In some cases, people have a rounder belly due to the weakness of the abdominal wall or a condition called diastasis recti. In this case, liposuction alone might not solve the problem, but an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) can effectively repair the muscle and remove excess skin. Your provider can help you determine if liposuction is a good fit based on your lifestyle and other pre-existing conditions.

Liposuction is Not a Weight Loss Solution

We use liposuction to get rid of fat, but don’t expect it to lead to significant or long-term weight loss. Our professionals at Personique often recommend liposuction for deposits of isolated fat that are resistant to exercise. You can only expect liposuction to work for you if you already committed to a healthy lifestyle. For these individuals, liposuction can provide a slimmer physique that truly reflects the amount of work and dedication you put into your health and well-being. It’s important, however, not to expect it to be a permanent solution to weight loss. Drastic changes in your diet could lead to more fat storage. In other words, don’t get liposuction and think you have the freedom to ditch your workouts and eat cheeseburgers every day.

Liposuction is a popular cosmetic procedure that allows patients to remove areas of stubborn body fat that don’t respond to diet or exercise. For more information about the procedure and to determine if it’s right for you, please contact us in Austin, TX by calling 512-459-6800. At Personique®, we are home to some of the leading liposuction experts in Central Texas.

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