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When Diet and Exercise Aren’t Working
Over time, stubborn fat can become resistant to traditional fat burning methods, such as diet and exercise. As our metabolism slows, these deposits of fat can develop throughout the body, from love handles to double chins, and are often very difficult to eliminate. Liposuction is a popular body contouring surgery that can effectively expel these tough areas of fat from your body.
Is Liposuction Right For Me?
Liposuction surgery is not an alternative to diet and exercise, or to be used as an answer for obesity. Liposuction provides the best, long-lasting results for those who are healthy, but struggling to lose areas of unwanted fat despite exercise and eating healthy. Liposuction can be used to treat a variety of problem areas including:
- Love handles and hips
- Buttocks and back
- Thighs and knees
- Upper arms
- Neck and face
As we age, our metabolism changes, our body fat is redistributed, and stubborn fat pockets won’t shrink as easily with exercise alone. Liposuction is a safe and effective method that can reshape your body and restore a healthier appearance that matches your inner health. In select patients, it can even be done as an in-office procedure.
Minimally Invasive VASER Liposuction
We perform tumescent liposuction using the patented, fat-removal technology VASER LipoSelection. This technique is not only safer than the previously used fat-removal methods, but also offers a faster recovery time, is less painful, and can produce exceptional results.
VASER LipoSelection uses an ultrasonic technology that is tissue selective. The ultrasound energy targets unwanted fat, but preserves other surrounding tissues, such as nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue in order to promote smooth contours and rapid healing.
While sometimes liposuction alone is enough to produce the results you want, often a tummy tuck surgery is helpful in tightening loose abdominal muscles and skin.
Scheduling a Consult
Your plastic surgeon will discuss the details of various liposuction procedures during your consultation in one of our Georgia or South Carolina offices. Call 912.920.2090 or complete and submit the form to schedule a confidential liposuction consultation with Drs. Shanklin, McGovern, or Huntly.