Liposuction and Visceral Fat

Dr. Sachin M. Shridharani Weight loss is something that should bring a healthy dose of self-respect and confidence. If you’ve reached your goal weight, you deserve a nice pat on the back. However, we suspect that, if your body didn’t tone up the way you’d like, you might not be so quick to offer yourself praise. It is not uncommon for a person to turn to liposuction even after losing weight. This procedure does an excellent job of eliminating the fatty deposits that don’t respond to diet and exercise. That is, most of them.

Liposuction and even nonsurgical fat-reduction treatments like CoolSculpting are capable of getting rid of the fat that sits under the skin. The adipose tissue that we see when we look in the mirror. The muffin top that prevents us from wearing the clothing we’d like. The results of one liposuction treatment can resolve the concerns about stubborn fat so long as a healthy lifestyle is followed after surgery. There is another reason to stay committed to mindful eating and consistent exercise after liposuction: visceral fat.

When Fat Becomes a Danger

Everyone is susceptible to the fat that changes their shape and to the fat that hides deep inside the abdomen. Visceral fat is the dense tissue that accumulates without us knowing, without us seeing it. This type of fat may not affect the size we wear or the way we feel about our appearance. It can, however, have a significant impact on health. The location of visceral fat is one reason it can become dangerous. This fatty tissue develops around vital organs and can compress them. Visceral fat can also affect functions including insulin usage and hormone production. It has been identified as a risk factor for Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and heart disease.

A few years ago, a study suggested that people who had undergone liposuction were more prone to developing visceral fat. The truth is all people could develop this type of fat at any time. Liposuction neither eliminates visceral fat nor causes it. Patients who adhere to healthy food choices after body contouring treatment can expect to enjoy long-lasting results as well as optimal wellness.

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