If you’ve spent hours at the gym and months eating a healthy diet but still deal with areas of stubborn, unwanted fat, you are not alone. Many men and women can lose weight and experience a reduction in their size across the board, but certain areas may seem more difficult to tone than others. A common area of complaint is the abdomen and flanks, where unwanted fat can be problematic to remove with diet and exercise alone. This is when patients might want to consider the benefits of liposuction.

Understanding liposuction

Liposuction is essentially the manual removal of unwanted fat in a targeted treatment area. Liposuction uses a wand-like device known as a cannula to suction out fat and placed it into an external collection canister. The removal of this fat is permanent and allows patients to contour their body while reducing their size in specific areas. With liposuction, patient can target areas that are not responding to other approaches.

How does it work?

By removing the unwanted fat, the patient will experience improved body contours in the treated areas. Patients need to understand that this procedure is not a weight loss option, but a body contouring treatment. It is best performed on patients who are within their ideal weight range but are struggling with specific areas of the body not responding to dietary and activity changes. Removal of the unwanted fat is permanent, though remaining fat cells can expand if patients live an unhealthy lifestyle following their procedure.

Is liposuction safe?

Liposuction is a plastic surgery procedure that has been around for decades and continues to be a safe and effective way of removing unwanted fat from the body—especially when performed by a skilled and trained professional.

Call the Plastic Surgery Center of Hampton Roads today

Are you interested in learning more about liposuction? Connect with the team at the Plastic Surgery Center of Hampton Roads today to book an appointment with our providers. Our main office number is (757) 873-3500, and a call to this number can get you to a front office team member that can schedule your appointment at any one of our various office locations in the state of Virginia.

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