As adults age body fat tends to gradually increase. Once an individual reaches 30, weight gain is often predetermined based on genetics. Typically in adults fat begins to accumulate on the hips, abdomen and under the chin. Often diet and exercise cannot eliminate excess fat in these areas. Moreover, following pregnancy, some women may find they have gained weight in the abdomen and hips that is resistant to exercise and a change in diet. In these instances liposuction may be the best option for altering the appearance.
Fat cells, which are located beneath the skin, tend to accumulate more in certain regions of the body than others. Weight gain or loss does not add or remove fat cells. Instead, the amount of fat within each cell is altered. That is why many people find they have bulges of fat in undesirable areas, such as the abdomen, even after weight loss. With liposuction we are able to effectively target these regions.
Generally women receive liposuction in the abdomen, arms, knees, hips, and the inner and outer thighs, beneath the chin, and the back and buttocks. While men typically request liposuction for the chest, chin, the abdomen and love handles. The muscles of the abdomen can be enhanced through abdominal sketching; a more specialized liposuction treatment for the abdomen.
If weight loss is what you seek, liposuction is not the answer. However, if your body shape does not change despite your weight and fitness level, liposuction may help. Unfortunately, it is not always possible to change inherited body traits, such as love handles or saddlebags. But liposuction can improve these unattractive conditions.
Board Certified Dermatologist, Dr. Bernard Raskin performs all liposuction procedures.