Updated: Apr 29, 2021
Stubborn fat can become more bothersome and irritating the older we get. Trying to achieve a slender and attractive appearance is an important consideration for many people. However, many patients find themselves struggling with localized fat deposits that can be unflattering. Those who would like to rid themselves of their belly flab can look into plastic surgery to help them reach their aesthetic goals. Men and women alike will find liposuction an appealing treatment to sculpt a flat and toned abdomen, even when diet and exercise fail.
What Is Abdominal Fat?
The abdomen has two types of fat, superficial (or subcutaneous) fat and deep (or visceral) fat. Visceral fat is found inside the abdominal cavity around the internal organs and, unfortunately, cannot be removed through liposuction. Diet and exercise are the only cures for deep fat. Luckily, most people have more superficial fat than deep fat. Subcutaneous fat is located just below the skin and can be removed through liposuction.
Whether you have always been in good shape or you have worked hard to achieve a slimmed-down figure, you may have areas of your body that stubbornly resist diet and exercise. This can be very frustrating, especially if you maintain a healthy lifestyle and still don’t look the way you want to. Fortunately, various liposuction methods can eliminate these deposits of fat effectively and permanently.