Even if you’ve dedicated yourself to healthy eating and an active lifestyle, toning the contour of your belly might prove more difficult than the rest of your body. Usually, it isn’t due to a lack of dedication. Stomach fat is often the last to go, and it can be harder to target with just diet and exercise due to genetics, hormones, or a host of other factors. Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the United States, and describes a surgical technique designed to remove excess fat from specific areas of the body. Because of belly fat’s particular stubbornness, Manhattan plastic surgeon, Dr. Stephen T. Greenberg, has extensive experience performing stomach liposuction procedures to tackle hard-to-eliminate belly fat.
The Concept of Liposuction
Liposuction, or lipoplasty, is typically a surgical procedure that employs suction to remove fat from a specific area of the body, such as the thighs, hips, buttocks, neck, arms, and, commonly, the belly. In some cases, liposuction can be used during a breast reduction to remove fat near the armpit area. The amount of fat removed during liposuction depends specifically on the patient, but Dr. Greenberg warns that it shouldn’t be considered an alternative to traditional methods of weight loss.
Are You a Good Candidate?
Although liposuction is highly-effective at removing excessive body fat, it is not, by any means, an effective way to lose weight that could be controlled through diet and exercise. On the contrary, the best candidates for liposuction already live a healthy lifestyle, and simply have trouble toning a specific area of body fat. If you’re bothered by a paunchy or saggy belly that doesn’t quite fit with the rest of your body, and that doesn’t seem to go away despite your best efforts, then liposuction can help you achieve the ideal stomach contour you’ve worked so hard to perfect.
Which Technique Do You Prefer?
With a dedication to providing the latest technology and techniques, Dr. Greenberg offers a variety of liposuction systems, each tailored to the needs and preferences of our patients. Tumescent liposuction is the most common form, and uses water to break down deposits of fat, while ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty uses sound waves. Smart lipo utilizes lasers that easily differentiate between fat cells and your body’s other tissue cells. As the most innovative and non-invasive method, smart lipo generates less scarring and requires less time for recovery. Often, Dr. Greenberg will combine one or more techniques to break down fat before suctioning it out, producing a smoother result with minimal discomfort and bruising. As long as you maintain an appropriate diet and a regular schedule of exercise, your stomach’s new contour can last permanently.
Learn More about Liposuction for the Stomach
You shouldn’t fret over the things you can’t change; but when it comes to pesky stomach fat, you don’t have to settle for what seems inevitable. With a customized liposuction procedure for your stomach, Manhattan plastic surgeon, Dr. Stephen T. Greenberg, can help you remove the troublesome fat deposits that don’t respond to your body-contouring efforts.