We all grow up hearing that a strict diet and regular exercise is enough to keep us at a healthy weight, but those rules seem to go out the window once we get older. As our hormones begin to change, stubborn pockets of body fat can become a very real threat. While the benefits of healthy living can never be overstated, there may come a time when you are ready for professional help.
Liposuction has allowed millions of patients to eradicate layers of stubborn fat throughout their midsection and rebuild their confidence. For those who are ready for a life-changing event, this popular cosmetic surgery might be just what is needed.
The Long Process of Shedding Stubborn Fat
There is no magic bullet for losing stubborn pockets of fat. Fat cells in areas such as the stomach and thighs are notoriously difficult to get rid of simply because we cannot target them specifically with diet and exercise. In fact, our bodies seem to randomly burn soft tissue cells when they need energy. The majority of the cells that will be metabolized are fat, but this often requires years of arduous work.
When your metabolism begins to slow down and your hormones change, this process will become even more difficult. Unfortunately, spending extra time at the gym and preparing countless healthy meals might not get you the results as quickly as you would like.
Is Liposuction Right for You?
While liposuction is a very effective treatment, it is actually quite simple. Our surgeon simply removes pockets of fat. That being said, every patient should have realistic expectations of the results. Those who undergo liposuction hoping it will be a permanent solution to body fat with little or no work on their part could be in for a surprise.
The ideal patient will be an individual who is having a tough time meeting their cosmetic goals even though they are sticking to a healthy diet and working out as much as possible. It is also important that the patient is free of any medical conditions that could complicate the surgery or their recovery. As long as you are a healthy adult with realistic expectations, then this may be the perfect treatment for you.
A Look at the Procedure
The entire procedure generally lasts between one and three hours depending on how much fat is going to be removed. Some patients have other treatments, such as a tummy tuck, added to their procedure, and this will increase the length of the surgery, as well.
To learn more about the procedure and whether or not it is right for you, set up a consultation at Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery, with locations in Indianapolis, Santa Rosa, Beverly Hills and Newport Beach. We will be happy to address your questions and concerns as we determine together how this procedure can benefit you. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.