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3 Reasons Fit People Get Liposuction & Body Contouring

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Liposuction is ideal for contouring specific areas of the body that have been resistant to diet and exercise. It is not an overall, aggressive weight-loss strategy. You may be surprised to learn that most of our liposuction patients are healthy, fit people who are already at (or close to) their ideal weight. For these individuals, liposuction can provide a solution for stubborn subcutaneous fat, or correct genetic predispositions that involve fat storage in unsightly places.

If your exercise routine has not sculpted the lean, defined body you want, liposuction can put the finishing touches on your physique. 

3 Reasons Fit People Get Liposuction at Our Phoenix Clinic

1. Not everyone can naturally develop “six-pack” abs.

Achieving a visible six-pack stomach is considered a hallmark of physical fitness, but this goal is not realistic for everyone. Many people (women in particular) have a natural layer of fat just below their skin that prevents optimal abdominal muscle definition, even if they have a low body fat percentage. Liposuction can safely and permanently remove this unwanted fat, revealing robust stomach muscles that you have worked so hard to tone.

In some cases, we combine liposuction with tummy tuck surgery to treat underlying problems (such as abdominal muscle separation and excess skin) that prevent the development of strong, defined abdominal muscles. This approach is usually appropriate for people who have been overweight or pregnant in the past.

2. Genetic and hormonal influences on fat distribution can not always be managed with exercise.

How our bodies store and distribute fat depends on many factors. Your genes, hormones, age, and even the medications you take can cause your body to retain fat in certain areas. High estrogen levels can cause gynecomastia (male breast enlargement) in men, for example, and lead to the development of stubborn fat on the upper arms and chest in women. Age and genetics often cause people of both sexes to develop extra belly fat that is notoriously difficult to lose.

Though exercise can reduce your overall body size, it can not effectively “spot reduce” fat. Liposuction is the only way to precisely target unwanted fat in some of these areas, like the chest or upper arms, so it is the best solution for genetic or hormonal problems with fat distribution.

3. Maintaining a low body fat percentage can be challenging.

Even if you achieve your desired fitness goals by exercising and adhering to a strict diet, trying to sustain your results can become discouraging. Extreme diets can lead to fatigue, irritability, and malnutrition, so most doctors advise against trying to maintain a very low body fat percentage through diet and exercise. Unless you are a professional athlete, combining a healthy diet with liposuction is probably the safest way to sculpt (and keep) lean body contours.

Learn More About Liposuction

If you think liposuction might be right for you, we can help you take the next step. Contact Weinrach Plastic Surgery to arrange a personal consultation, where we will help you choose the right body contouring procedure to meet your needs.