istock 1140909505 Areas of stubborn fat that fail to respond to a patient’s attempts at diet and exercise can make individuals feel frustrated about their body contours. The midsection is a common area where fat cells tend to accumulate and are stubborn to address. In situations such as this, patients in the Virginia area are encouraged to ask a professional about the advantages of liposuction.

What is liposuction?

Liposuction is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that is used to target specific areas of fat throughout the body that are not responsive to diet and exercise. Using a tube-like device called a cannula, the fat cells in the specific treatment area are manually removed through a suctioning treatment. The fat cells are permanently extracted to ensure better body contours.

Why choose liposuction?

Liposuction has been used for decades in improving body contours. It is not a weight loss treatment; instead, it is a procedure that is used to address contours and target specific areas where fat accumulates. Liposuction is an effective way of improving a patient’s body contours in a more immediate manner than alternative solutions that are noninvasive. At the Plastic Surgery Center of Hampton Roads, we educate patients on the methods available and help them learn about the advantages liposuction provides.

What about a tummy tuck?

For patients with unwanted fat accumulated in the midsection, a tummy tuck may be a desirable addition to a liposuction procedure. Liposuction can remove a large amount of fat cells in the treated area, but depending on the patient’s frame and skin laxity, excess skin may be left behind. A tummy tuck incorporates both liposuction for fat removal and surgical skin removal for a tighter, firmer midsection. This provides the best possible results for patients who want better fitted clothes and more confidence when wearing revealing clothing or swimsuits.

Are you a good fit for liposuction?

Work with a dedicated provider at the Plastic Surgery Center of Hampton Roads to determine candidacy for liposuction and other body contouring procedures available at our practice. Our AAAASF Certified surgery center provides quality care in a state-of-the-art facility. Call (757) 873-3500 to request an appointment with our team, including Drs. Vonu, Blanchard, Zwicklbauer and Lofgren.

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