Lose Belly Fat with Water Assisted Liposuction
posted on 12/28/2011
Belly fat and stubborn body fat that sits around your love handles and lower back can be very difficult to get rid of with diet and exercise alone. Even if you’re working out regularly, eating a balanced diet and living a fairly active lifestyle, you could still have an unattractive stomach “pouch” or a few extra pounds around your midsection. Water assisted liposuction may be your best solution for losing the belly fat for good. This procedure can remove body fat without damaging the tissue around it, and is particularly effective for getting rid of fat this sitting on top of the abdominal muscles.
If you want to lose belly fat for good, set up a consultation with a plastic surgeon in your area. Your surgeon can discuss the pros and cons of water assisted liposuction, and determine whether you are a good candidate for the procedure.
Losing Belly Fat with Water Assisted Lipo
Unlike traditional liposuction procedures that involve removing fat by tearing through the tissue, water assisted lipo works by breaking the fat away from connective tissue until it is loose and free of the skin. A small spray of water helps to blast the fat right off the tissue until it’s isolated, and the surgeon can then easily suction the fat using a small cannula. Water assisted liposuction is so effective for getting rid of body fat because it can target the bumps and lumps of fat that reside around the abdominal muscles.
Another benefit of choosing water assisted lipo over traditional liposuction is that there is less risk of bumps and lumps post-procedure. The fat is removed completely, leaving a very smooth and contoured appearance.
Maintaining Results after Water Assisted Liposuction
Many people who undergo water assisted liposuction also undergo the fat transfer procedure where the surgeon injects the fat into other areas of the body, such as the buttocks or into the breasts. Fat that has been removed from this procedure can be easily harvested for reinjection into other areas of the body. Another benefit of this procedure is that the heat from the laser can tighten and tone up the skin around the treated area, creating a very smooth and contoured appearance.
Since the fat cells are completely removed from the body during the water assisted liposuction procedure, you will not regain weight in the treated area. If you do end up gaining some weight, the fat will redistribute itself into other areas of the body such as the inner and outer thighs, back, lower legs and arms.
The best way to maintain results after water assisted liposuction is to stick with a healthy diet and exercise schedule, and to wear the recommended compression garments for as long as possible after the procedure. The compression garments will help to sculpt and restore the tissues around your stomach and waistline, and can help to create a slim, tighter appearance.
Learn more about water assisted liposuction in our liposuction information guide, or set up a consultation with a plastic surgeon in your area to find out if you are a good candidate for this treatment.