How to reduce belly fat?
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Reducing Belly Fat
There are different ways to go about reducing belly fat.
1. Diet and Exercise: board-certified plastic surgeons urge patients to use this method until they have reached their goal weight. At this point, liposuction and other plastic surgery treatments can be considered.
2. Liposuction: there are many ways this procedure can be performed. Your surgeon will recommend the best method for you.
It is important to know that liposuction and other plastic surgery options are not weight loss solutions. They are for contouring your body once you have reached your goal weight to give you the edge you need. It is also important to note that liposuction can only be performed if the fat is above the muscle and under the skin.
If you have more questions about reducing your belly fat, make sure to schedule a consultation with your plastic surgeon. Best of luck!
Get rid of belly fat
Thank you for asking about your belly fat.
- If the belly fat is under your skin, it can be removed with liposuction.
- It can be reduced about 20% with office fat treatments.
- If the belly fat is under the abdominal muscle and around your internal organs, only weight loss will reduce it.
- The average normal weight for your height is actually 100 pounds -
- We live at a time when almost everyone is a bit heavy -
- So if you can lose some weight, you should see improvement wherever the fat lies.
- If you cannot, see a plastic surgeon for advice on liposuction of your tummy.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
Reduction of abdominal fat
Concerns about the appearance of the abdomen are very common among patients consulting with a plastic surgeon. Just like every patient is different…so too is every abdomen. Different problems require different solutions. Your board certified plastic surgeon is uniquely trained to identify the problems as well as the appropriate solution.
Which procedure is best is dependent upon the source of the problem. Excess fat deposits underneath the skin can be addressed via liposuction. However, commonly patients concerns are centered around issues of excess skin as well as fat. A third factor, which is often overlooked by most patients is abdominal wall muscle laxity (typically seen in post partum mommies). Finally, intra-abdominal fat (deep to the muscle), can only be addressed via diet and exercise.
Despite the commonly held misconception, neither liposuction nor tummy tuck is intended as a weight loss tool nor is it a solution for stretch marks on the stomach.
The tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure designed to eliminate excess skin and fat and tighten the muscles in the abdominal wall to create a smoother and slimmer contour. The tummy tuck is designed to target areas of the abdomen that have not responded to diet and exercise, making it particularly popular among people that have a lot of loose or sagging skin around the abdominal area due to significant weight loss, as well as women with excess skin and stretched abdominal muscles following pregnancy and childbirth. Candidates for tummy tuck should be already at or near their ideal weight for optimal results. It is recommended to women that are planning on becoming pregnant to postpone the procedure until they are finished having children.
The procedure will typically take anywhere from two to three hours to complete under general anesthesia. An incision is made between the hip bones at the bikini line (easily camouflaged by most undergarments). There is typically an incision around the navel to elevate it to a higher position depending upon the amount of skin that needs to be excised. In many cases, liposuction may be performed as an adjunct at the same time to refine the results.
During the recovery period, the patient will need to wear a special support garment to help the abdominal area recover from the surgery. A small drain may also be placed in the area to remove excess fluid and to alleviate swelling. In most cases, patients are able to recover from the surgery within 4 weeks. In fact, many patients are able to return to work and other normal activities within two to four weeks, though strenuous activities and exercise will need to be postponed for four to six weeks.
It is difficult to make any recommendations without photos. To determine if you are a candidate for abdominoplasty or other body contouring procedures, consult with a board certified plastic surgeon.
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The abdominal wall separates fat that can be addressed via plastic surgery versus weight loss. The fat in front of your abdominal wall (think the fat you can pinch) can be addressed by weight loss, liposuction or tummy tuck. The fat behind the wall is addressed through weight loss only. The answer to your question depends upon how/where you carry your fat. The best idea is to visit with a board certified plastic surgeon in your area for a personalized evaluation.
Thank you for your question. To give you a good evaluation it is wise to attach a few photos to your question. Thank you so much
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