Is there a Lipo solution for diabetic belly fat thats intra abdominal. If not, is exercise and diet only option?

About lipo

Doctor Answers 6

Intra-abdominal fat and liposuction?

Unfortunately, intra-abdominal, or visceral, fat is not treatable with liposuction or any of the nonsurgical options for fat reduction. That location of fat has to be taken care of the old-fashioned way--weight loss. Exercise is important, but modifying eating habits is crucial. Try to eat an abundance of veggies, fruits, beans, and whole grains--filling and satisfying foods that are dense in nutrition, but not in calories.


San Antonio Dermatologic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 56 reviews

Intra-abdominal fat

Intra-abdominal fat is only treated by diet and exercise. Liposuction is not used on that fat.  Best of luck.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 24 reviews

Liposuction - will it remove intra-abdominal fat

Thank you for asking about your liposuction.
  • Unfortunately, the only way to lose intra-abdominal fat is to either lose the weight -
  • Or to have a gastric by-pass, if you meet the criterion to have one -
  • It is usually being about 100 pounds or so overweight.
  • Ask your regular doctor if you would benefit from this surgery.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes  - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS

Intraabdominal fat treatment options?

Unfortunately, there are no surgical options for treatment of intra-abdominal fat. In your circumstance, diet and exercise are the only solutions to address your concerns.If you haven't already done so, consider joining a gym and hiring a personal trainer and/or nutritionist. These options will be far healthier, safer, more successful and far less expensive than any surgical modality.Best of luck!

Jonathan R. Fugo, DO
Newburgh Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 44 reviews

Liposuction only treats external fat

Liposuction does not treat internal visceral fat.  Diet and exercise will treat this.  If you are having trouble with diet and exercise depending on how much fat there is sometimes bariatric surgery such as gastric bypass, gastric sleeves, or lap bands is a good solution.  Good luck!!

Visceral Fat

Unforatunately visceral fat can only be removed by diet and exercise; Liposuction can't reach under the muscles where the visceral fat lies. Liposuction can only reach the sub-cutaneous fat that is pinchable.
Good luck.

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.