For many years, liposuction has helped patients achieve slimmer, firmer, smoother abdominal contours. In fact, liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the United States, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery®, second only to breast augmentation. But did you know that liposuction also offers numerous health advantages as well?
At Kobienia Plastic Surgery in Edina, MN, Dr. Brian J. Kobienia provides various cosmetic procedures, including liposuction, to help his patients achieve the body they desire. Here, we will discuss a variety of abdominal liposuction benefits so you can be well informed of your treatment options.
Removal of Fat Deposits
Healthy bodies need fat cells for shock absorption, insulation, and energy storage. However, excess fat can accumulate in the abdomen, and other parts of the body, which can result in a disproportionate appearance. Liposuction can effectively remove unwanted pockets of fat for a more aesthetically pleasing appearance.
The dimpled appearance caused by cellulite is a direct result of fat cells pushing through collagen. Many people wrongly assume that cellulite is unequivocally related to the existing amount of body fat. However, cellulite can develop in patients of any size, even those who are underweight. Because the appearance of cellulite is largely genetic, it cannot be altogether eradicated. However, liposuction can certainly assist in the reduction of cellulite and effectively enhance abdominal contours.
Patients who are self-conscious about their bodies often avoid particular social situations. For example, someone who is unhappy with excess abdominal fat may be uncomfortable wearing certain clothing, such as swimwear.
Liposuction is a minimally invasive way to enhance your body’s natural contours. When you are self-assured and confident, it shines through your personality. By ridding your body of unwanted fat, liposuction can give you a much-needed boost in self-esteem.
Improved Overall Health
Because liposuction effectively removes excess fat, patients can become more physically active. A healthier and more active lifestyle can have a significant positive impact on your overall well being. Regular physical activity can also help decrease the risk of developing certain medical conditions, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and depression.
Liposuction can also treat certain medical conditions directly. This innovative procedure can:
- Correct issues with metabolism of fat within the body
- Remove benign fatty tumors
Enhanced Contours through Sculpting
Even the most dedicated patients who practice a healthy lifestyle may still experience pockets of excess fat. Liposuction is incredibly effective at smoothing and sculpting areas that do not seem to respond to diet or exercise.
Safe and Effective Treatment
Like any surgical procedure, liposuction can result in certain side effects or complications. However, recent advances in medical technology continue to improve techniques in liposuction. By choosing a skilled and experienced surgeon such as Dr. Kobienia, and by closely following the guidelines recommended, you will give yourself the best chance for a quick and successful recovery.
Because it is minimally invasive, liposuction is typically performed as an outpatient procedure. FDA-approved, liposuction is a safe and effective way to achieve a firmer, flatter abdomen.
Learn More about the Benefits of Abdominal Liposuction
If you are self-conscious about excess abdominal fat, schedule a consultation with Dr. Kobienia to find out if liposuction is a viable treatment option for you. To speak with a team member, contact us online anytime, or call our office at (612) 930-1111.