Liposuction is a surgical technique that can help you rid specific areas of your body of fatty deposits that you cannot diminish through diet and exercise. While it is not an alternative to diet and exercise, liposuction is a method of selective body slimming that can be performed on many areas of the body, including:
Generally referred to as a tummy tuck, an abdominoplasty removes excess fat and skin from the abdomen. It also flattens the abdominal profile by tightening the underlying muscles. If you have stretched abdominal areas as a result of previous pregnancies or weight gain, you can benefit considerably from an abdominoplasty. If you are slightly obese or your skin has lost some of its “snap” as a result of ageing, you can experience great improvement in this area.
If you are generally in good physical condition, but concerned about abdominal fat or loose skin that is not responding to diet and exercise, this procedure can reduce or eliminate your problem area. An abdominoplasty produces a thin, but permanent, scar extending to both sides of your hips that will most likely be located below the bikini line.
After achieving major weight loss, you might find that you are left with loose, excess skin that embarrasses you and makes your weight loss achievement less obvious. Depending on your problem areas, there are a variety of body-contouring procedures that may be recommended to help further improve your body’s shape.