How do you know if you have visceral fat in the abdomen?
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VASER Hi Definition Liposuction / Body Contouring with Fat Grafting
Determining if you have visceral fat
Visceral fat, inch of domino fat or got fat is fat around our internal organs deep to the muscle layer. As you probably know this type of fat cannot be removed surgically. If someone has a large protruding abdomen with very little fat that can be pinched then they probably have excessive amounts of intra-abdominal fat. Most people with excess of intra-abdominal fat also are overweight to some degree. The most common misunderstanding of intra-abdominal fat it's probably muscle separation from previous pregnancies. Perhaps the worst candidates for abdominal liposuction are postpartum women with a combination of muscle separation, visceral fat and skin laxity. For women who have this Triad weight loss and a full abdominoplasty is generally the only and correct procedure. Many people fall somewhere in the middle of the spectrum. An individual honest in-person consultation this key for discussing both the assessment and potential outcomes prior to any surgical intervention. Best, Mats Hagstrom MD
Liposuction - how to tell if there is visceral fat?
- Your surgeonn will need to examine you to tell you if you have visceral fat.
- S/he will also be the one to let you know why your result is so disappointing -
- An examination is needed.
- If you have had children, the 'fat' is likely to be loose skin and muscle, making a tummy tuck necessary for improvement but I would hope your surgeon would have pointed this out before doing liposuction.