The most popular path to substantial weight loss is a lifestyle change through diet and exercise. But sometimes, those efforts can fall short as you work to achieve your appearance goals. In those cases, liposuction may be a good supplement to your curve-shaping efforts.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kevin Bounds of Plastic Surgery of Virginia Beach helps patients improve their figures and increase their confidence with liposuction, a surgery that removes fat cells to sculpt and shape problem areas. Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity or cellulite, nor is it a substitute for proper diet and exercise. However, it can help you shape certain areas of the body with great results.
At Plastic Surgery of Virginia Beach, the five most popular areas for liposuction are the following.
Fat on the midsection can be more stubborn than any other area. Liposuction can target difficult subcutaneous fat and eliminate it for a more pleasing contour. If abdominal skin and muscles are stretched from pregnancy or weight fluctuations, a tummy tuck procedure may be combined with liposuction to achieve an optimal result.
The hips can also be tough to target on your own, especially when genetics are a factor. With liposuction, Dr. Bounds removes excessive hip fat that has been resistant to diet and exercise. Once the most stubborn fat cells are eliminated, many patients find their lifestyle changes to be more effective in the long term.
Even with aggressive exercise, the thighs can be difficult to tone down. Thigh liposuction can target the most problematic portion of the thighs, which tends to be the inner upper thigh. After this fat is removed, thigh liposuction patients can find more enjoyment in wearing warm-weather clothing.
Submental fat is located at the bottom of the face and can create the appearance of a double chin. Because people cannot easily exercise this area, fat beneath the chin can be especially persistent. Fortunately, liposuction is a good way to remove unwanted fat cells and restore definition to the neck and jawline.
Other Liposuction Areas
Although these are the four most popular areas for liposuction at our practice, Dr. Bounds performs the procedure on many other areas with stubborn fat. The flanks, made of the fat on the side of the body (also known as “love handles”), are also popular liposuction targets. Liposuction can also help restore definition to the upper arms or the buttocks.
Contact Plastic Surgery of Virginia Beach About Liposuction
If you are considering liposuction as a solution to stubborn fat on a specific body area, Dr. Bounds may be able to help. To schedule a consultation for liposuction, call Plastic Surgery of Virginia Beach. Our office can be reached at (757) 496-7373, or by filling out our online contact form.