Having trouble getting rid of that dreaded spare tire? Getting rid of that belly fat can be incredibly difficult. There are a lucky few who have a very good metabolism and find some success getting rid of it, and there are others who do everything they possibly can, yet fail to lose that fat around the waist.

The most important secret behind losing the excess fat around the belly is knowing what causes it to increase in the first place.

Reasons Behind The Spare Tire

Some of the most common causes of excess belly fat are:

  • Foods and beverages with high sugar
  • Regular consumption of alcohol
  • Consumption of trans fat
  • Lethargic lifestyle
  • Low protein diet
  • Menopause in women
  • Stress
  • Low-fiber diet
  • Genetics
  • Lack of sleep

Regular exercise and a healthy lifestyle help in reducing stubborn belly fat. But it is not true in all cases. Despite all the effort many have put in to achieve their desired look, working out  and dieting alone don’t always get you the results you want. Also, people who are unable to exercise or diet due to health conditions have to opt for other procedures and treatments to reduce fat, like liposuction.

Types of Liposuction

Liposuction is a fat removal procedure that sculpts the body while permanently removing the fat cells that are resistant to reduction by diet or exercise alone. There are four types of liposuction:

  1. Suction Assisted Liposuction
  2. Power Assisted Liposuction
  3. Ultrasound Assisted Liposuction
  4. Laser Assisted Techniques

The Traditional Suction Assisted Liposuction

In this procedure, large incisions are made in several places in the area of treatment. A hollow tube called a cannula is inserted through the incision in a thrusting motion. The movement breaks up the fat, making it easier to be removed through the cannula. The cannula is connected to aspiration which suctions the scraped fat out of the body.

If you’re planning on undergoing a liposuction procedure, it’s important that you maintain a healthy weight, or you’ll reverse its effects on your body. Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure, but rather a cosmetic surgery designed to get rid of that excess fat keeping you from achieving your ideal body.

Liposuction Offers More Than Fat Reduction Benefits

Liposuction does not treat obesity, but it certainly treats other conditions such as

  • Lipomas: are benign fatty tumors. Liposuction surgery helps remove these tumors.
  • Lymphedema: Liposuction is used to reduce swelling, pain, and discomfort caused by this condition.
  • Gynecomastia: is the fat accumulated under a man’s breasts which can be treated with Liposuction.
  • Lipodystrophy Syndrome: is a syndrome where the fat accumulated in one part of the body is lost in another. Liposuction can help by giving a more symmetrical appearance.

While non-invasive techniques promise to reduce fat without surgery, the results provided aren’t as substantial as what you’ll achieve with liposuction.

Learn More About Liposuction With MetropolitanMD

Interested in learning more about liposuction? Contact our office to schedule a consultation with skilled plastic surgeon Dr. John D. Rachel today! With his help and guidance, you’ll be on your way to the aesthetically pleasing body you’ve always wanted.