A successful weight loss plan can help you achieve a balanced and healthy body weight. What it can’t do is help you streamline and sculpt your physique. That’s because fat loss always occurs in a uniform fashion across the entire body. Thus, if you are pear-shaped and want the coveted hour-glass figure, no amount of strength training, calorie-cutting or strategic toning exercises will help you reach your goals. Without surgical intervention, your physical proportions will remain the same, irrespective of how many you pounds you ultimately lose. This is why many people are opting to have liposuction performed to help them reach their aesthetic goals.
How Liposuction Helps
While natural weight loss is uniform, liposuction can provide targeted fat removal across stubborn trouble zones. This is perfect for people who have stubborn pads of fat in the lower abdominal region, arms, thighs, back, chin and knees. With advanced tools and techniques, our plastic surgeon can sculpt the body to the patient’s own ideal dimensions. This is one of the most effective ways to create an entirely smooth stomach, an inner thigh gap or strong, sculpted-looking arms. Countless people have also used liposuction to eliminate their love handles.
Is Liposuction Right for You?
Liposuction is best-suited to people who have already reached or neared their ideal body weights and simply want to reshape and redefine their physiques. It is also commonly used in conjunction with other procedures such as the tummy tuck. Women who are looking to regain their pre-pregnancy physiques often include this procedure in their multi-pronged treatment plans. Post-pregnancy, this procedure can be perfect for eliminating troublesome pockets of fat that have proven unresponsive to diet and exercise alone. Liposuction after pregnancy is generally only recommended for women once they are finished having children.
Liposuction can also be an effective treatment for certain forms of gynecomastia. Men who have excess breast tissue can use these often minimally invasive procedures to attain strong and masculine-looking chests within a very nominal amount of time. Whether excess breast tissue is the result of hormonal changes, anabolic steroid use or genetics, gynecomastia treatment can restore a man’s self-confidence and make him feel more comfortable in tight-fitting clothing and when going shirtless.
Lipodystrophy Syndrome and Lipomas
In addition to the impressive cosmetic benefits that can be gained from this treatment, there are many practical applications for this procedure as well. For instance, the procedure is an incredibly effective way to remove lipomas, or benign, fatty tumors from the body. Those who suffer from lipodystrophy syndrome can also gain impressive results from liposuction. With lipodystrophy syndrome, disturbances in the metabolism of fat can lead to disproportionate fat storage in specific areas of the body. In these cases, plastic surgeons can selectively remove fat to give their patients better-balanced and far more natural-looking physiques overall.
If you are dealing with unwanted pockets of fat on the body, consider liposuction with our trusted plastic surgeon at the office of Dr. George M. Varkarakis. We would be happy to help you find out if this procedure is right for you. Contact our office in Miami to schedule your consultation and learn more.