Fat Reduction Surgery
Eating the way you did in your twenties doesn’t work well to maintain your body and weight as you age. Even when you do your best to eat right and stay active, you may still struggle with stubborn, localized areas of fat. Unfortunately, this is a common problem that many people will face at some point in their lives. If you are currently struggling to shed problem fat from specific areas of your body, you may be a good candidate for liposuction with UCI Plastic Surgery.
Why the Fat Won’t Always Go Away
For many, it can feel like there is no longer anything you can do about that gut or the embarrassing muffin top. Diet and exercise are extremely important for living a long and healthy life, but sometimes it is not enough to get your body looking the way that you want. Fat may continue to persist in areas such as the abdomen, back or thighs despite your best efforts in the gym and in the kitchen.
This can be due to several life factors such as:
- A slowing metabolism
- Longer hours spent working at a desk
- Injury or other medical conditions that may limit mobility
These and other common issues can lead to weight gain and make it especially difficult to burn fat from certain areas of your body. Liposuction is intended for healthy men and women who are struggling to lose specified areas of fat from their body.
Eliminating Unwanted Body Fat with Liposuction in Southern California
Liposuction is not a method of weight loss or an answer to obesity. Patients considering liposuction should already be living a healthy lifestyle and be close to their goal weight. It is also important to continue eating right and staying active following your surgery to prevent gaining new fat.
Our team of plastic surgeons is trained in treating localized areas of fat throughout the body with liposuction. This includes the face, body, chest and thighs. Whether you are looking to lose a few inches off your waistline, flatten away a double chin, or lose fat from your upper thighs, we can create a customized liposuction treatment to achieve your goal look.
You will be placed under general anesthesia for your surgery. Tiny incisions will be made near the treatment areas so that a cannula can be inserted into the layer of fat beneath the skin. A cannula is a thin tube that is connected to a vacuum for the removal of fatty tissue. Once it has been inserted, your plastic surgeon will carefully maneuver the cannula to break up the underlying fat and remove it from your body.
Within a week or two of your procedure, you will notice a slimmer, more refined contouring of the treated areas. There will be some bruising and swelling at first, but this will fade as your body continues to heal. Most patients are able to return to work from their liposuction surgery after about a week depending on the extent and area of your treatment.
Liposuction can provide men and women with incredibly transformative results. Patients who undergo liposuction in Costa Mesa, CA not only feel better about their looks, but they are also often motivated to continue living a healthy life moving forward.
Don’t let those stubborn areas of fat keep you from living a happier, healthier life. Call UCI Plastic Surgery today to schedule your liposuction consultation in Southern California with one of our highly trained plastic surgeons.