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Exercise and dieting contribute to your overall health and wellness, and they often help you lose unwanted body fat. However, neither one can directly tackle localized fat deposits such as those found in the lower belly, hips, and upper arms. When diet and exercise fail, liposuction can successfully reshape your body and improve your overall look by spot reducing stubborn fat.

How Does Liposuction Work?

It is easy to understand how liposuction works when you examine the name of the procedure. “Lipo” refers to fat, which is a subgroup of lipids in the body. “Suction” is self-explanatory. Therefore, “liposuction” is a procedure that suctions out fat. During this surgical procedure, the surgeon makes minor incisions in the target area(s). Metal tubes known as “cannulas” provide a channel through which the target fat can be suctioned from the body. The entire procedure may last between one and three hours depending on the patient and the number of areas treated.

How Does Liposuction Succeed When Diet and Exercise Fail?

Before and After LiposuctionDiet and exercise make your body healthier, leaner, and fitter as a whole. Strength training can make specific weak muscles become strong ones. When your body has increased in muscle mass, it requires more calories to sustain the muscles. If you do not increase your caloric intake to compensate, your body will draw energy from your fat reserves, and this is how long-term fat loss is accomplished. Despite this, your body will not necessarily burn fat from the areas you want it to. Even if you work every day to gain a six-pack, if your body is genetically predisposed to hold fat around your midsection, your six-pack will inevitably remain hidden under a layer of fat.

Liposuction is the perfect solution for these situations. Through liposuction, individuals can directly target their stubborn fat deposits for immediate fat removal. This procedure can eliminate fat from the abdomen, buttocks, hips, back, breasts, arms, neck, chin, knees, calves, and even the ankles. If you have good skin quality, eat a healthy diet, and exercise regularly, the results of your liposuction procedure will be highly successful and will reveal the trim body contour you’ve worked hard to achieve. Your long-term commitment to a healthy lifestyle will help your liposuction results to be long lasting to permanent so that you can enjoy your fit, toned body for a lifetime.

To learn more about liposuction and how it could help you achieve the body shape you desire, please schedule your consultation with us here at Cosmetic Surgeons of Naples. Call (239) 263-6766 or fill out our online contact form and we will help you book your appointment today.