Can Liposuction Get Rid of Belly Fat?

Board Certified Female Plastic Surgeon Serving Las Vegas, Henderson and Nearby Areas of Nevada

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If you’re near your goal weight and struggle with pinchable belly fat, liposuction may be the perfect solution. But if your BMI is high, then you may have a type of fat that surgery can’t treat. Keep reading for more information about slimming down your stomach no matter your situation.

Understanding the Different Types of Belly Fat

Types of belly fat infographicIt’s important to know that there are two different types of belly fat. The first type of belly fat is called subcutaneous fat. This is the excess fat that you can pinch or grasp with your fingers.

The second type of belly fat is called visceral fat. This is the excess fat that can accumulate around your abdominal organs. Because it’s deep inside your body, you can’t feel it. You may be able to estimate how much visceral fat you have based on your BMI, waist size, hip-to-waist ratio, body shape, and other measurements. However, only imaging tests can tell you for sure.

Liposuction for Subcutaneous Stomach Fat

Liposuction is a great way to treat the pinchable fat that lies just below the surface of your skin. The procedure uses a hollow tube called a cannula to break up and suction out excess fat cells.

It can reduce the stubborn pooch around your midsection that has resisted your best diet and exercise efforts. After liposuction, you will be able to enjoy a flatter and more sculpted waistline!

Keep in mind that liposuction is meant for body contouring, not weight loss. It won’t help you shed a significant number of pounds. Ideal candidates are at or near their ideal body weight.

Eliminating Visceral Fat Through Diet and Exercise 

Visceral fat can’t be treated with liposuction. Liposuction only works on the excess fat that you can pinch. However, there are other ways to combat deep belly fat and achieve good results.

These techniques may help you lose visceral belly fat:

  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Watch your portion sizes
  • Replace sugary drinks with water
  • Incorporate physical activity into your daily routine

Schedule a Liposuction Consultation in Las Vegas

Board-certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Hayley Brown will gladly tell you if liposuction can achieve your body goals. Call 702-260-7707 to schedule your consultation. Desert Hills Plastic Surgery Center serves patients from Las Vegas, Henderson, and nearby areas of Nevada. 

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