What to Do About Abdominal Fat -- Surgical and Non-Surgical Options
posted on 4/1/2013
Abdominal fat can be the hardest type of body fat to get rid of with diet and exercise. If you tend to accumulate body fat around your midsection and on your stomach, it could just be because of genetics and not necessarily your diet and lifestyle. If you do want to achieve a slim and flat torso, consider liposuction or a non-surgical fat reduction procedure. Many cosmetic surgeons now offer simple abdominal fat reduction procedures that can help you achieve flat and sculpted stomach, and get rid of abdominal fat permanently.
If you’ve been thinking about liposuction for abdominal fat reduction, set up a consultation with a cosmetic surgeon in your area to find out what your options are. You can choose from both surgical and non-surgical options to get rid of abdominal fat for good.
Abdominal Fat Reduction with Laser Lipo
Laser liposuction, also known as Lipotherme, is one of the most effective abdominal fat reduction procedures available for both men and women. It is a minimally-invasive procedure and promises to be an effective alternative to traditional liposuction. In this procedure, the fatty tissues are heated up with laser energy until the fat cells melt and are destroyed.
The fat can then be extracted from the body quickly using a very small cannula, and the entire process causes very little trauma or damage to the skin tissues. As the body heals, the skin around the treated area contracts to create a very smooth and sculpted appearance. If you only have a small amount of abdominal fat, the entire procedure can be performed in one to two hours.
Vaser® Hi Def Liposculpture for Abdominal Fat Reduction
Vaser® Hi Def Liposculpture is a popular choice for body contouring and sculpting because it is so targeted. It is a completely non-invasive treatment that uses ultrasound technology to disrupt the fat cells. The fat cells are eliminated from the body naturally, and you can expect to lose a few inches of body fat within a few weeks and months after treatment. Vaser® Hi Def Liposculpture can be effective for reducing abdominal fat, as well as body fat on the love handles, back, hips and buttocks.
Since this is a non-surgical treatment, you don’t have to wear compression garments and can return to regular activities shortly after your session. This procedure is made for people with an already active lifestyle, if not, most people will need to undergo a series of treatments in order to see significant results.
Zeltiq CoolSculpting for Abdominal Fat Reduction
Another non-surgical option for abdominal fat reduction is Zeltiq CoolSculpting. Instead of heating up the fat cells to destroy them, CoolSculpting uses Cryolipolysis technology to freeze the fat cells until they die. It has been deemed a breakthrough procedure because it doesn’t cause any injury to the skin and can reduce the fat layer by up to 40 percent per session. If you only have a small amount of stubborn abdominal body fat, Zeltiq CoolSculpting could be the best treatment for you.
Learn more about the latest abdominal liposuction techniques in our information guide or set up a consultation with cosmetic surgery doctors or plastic surgery doctors in your area to find out if you can get rid of abdominal fat with any of the above fat removal procedures.