When you’ve been slugging away at the gym and don’t feel like you’ve gotten as far as you want, a miracle solution to move the weight is awfully enticing. So, is liposuction the answer? It’s it better than exercise and diet?
First, let’s talk fat! There are two types of fat in the body: subcutaneous and visceral.
Subcutaneous fat sits below the skin and when you pinch anywhere on your body, the fat you can feel is your subcutaneous fat. Unwanted bumps and bulges are made of this fat. This is also the fat that liposuction targets and removes.
The other type of fat in the body is visceral fat. It occurs deeper in your body, wrapping around your organs underneath your muscle and subcutaneous fat. Visceral fat responds pretty well to diet and exercise, whereas subcutaneous fat often doesn’t. Liposuction does not access or treat deep visceral fat.
Laser assisted lipolysis (laser liposuction) and VASER liposuction access the subcutaneous fat below your skin and above muscle, breaking up the fat deposits there and gently suctioning them out of the body.
Liposuction can be used in tandem with exercise and diet to help sculpt the shape you want as you lose and give you a real confidence boost. If you put weight on after liposuction, you will likely maintain the shape sculpted for you during liposuction, just a larger version – as you will have less fat cells present to expand. Many overweight people describe liposculpture procedure as a kick-start and go on to continue to lose more weight.
So, miracle solution it is not. Exercise versus liposuction is not meant to be an either/or proposition. Liposuction can remove the fat resistant to diet and exercise and push you along a little further in your weight loss journey, with diet and exercise.