Cutting calories and working out every day can sometimes only go so far. While both of these things are the surest way for you to lose excess weight on your own, sometimes your weight loss may suddenly plateau and leave you with some excess fat that you just can't seem to get rid of. Luckily, there are two types of procedures that can help you combat that fat so that you can finally have that body that you have worked so hard to get: surgery and noninvasive procedures.
Surgical Fat Removal
Liposuction continues to remain one of the most popular types of elective surgical procedures. Liposuction is a surgery that is used to help patients get rid of stubborn, unwanted fat from areas of the body like the abdomen, the arms, the buttocks, and the thighs.
During this procedure, your surgeon will put you under general anesthesia since it's fairly invasive. Once you are under anesthesia, your doctor will make a small incision and then start to scrape the fat on the inside of the body. Once the fat has been scraped off, it will then be suctioned out with a cannula, which is basically a small, medical vacuum. After the fat has been removed, you will then be stitched up and will be sent home to recover. Depending on the area that was treated, your recovery may be several weeks if not longer, but your doctor will discuss all of the details with you. The great thing about surgical fat removal like liposuction is that results are fairly immediate once the swelling has gone down.
Non-Invasive Fat Removal
If you don't want to go under the knife, then you may want to consider a non-invasive option. Non-invasive fat removal procedures involve anything from freezing the fat cells to heating them up. Once the fat cells have been killed by one of these options, your body will naturally excrete them through your urine. The only downside with a non-invasive procedure is that it can take your body several months to get rid of the fat cells so if you want something more immediate then you should consider surgery instead.
Whatever area of your body that is bothering you, it's worth contacting a surgeon about both surgical and non-invasive options like Coolsculpting. Reach out to a surgeon in your area today to take the next steps to get a body that you're proud of.