We have all seen those commercial advertisements showing off bikini-ready bodies following right after a liposuction procedure. Seems too good to be true, and it is. Liposuction is a great procedure to help reduce and eliminate fat tissue in the body, usually in areas around the thighs, buttocks, and the hips. Liposuction, however, is not a cure for obesity. Liposuction originally treated minor body contour irregularities but has since been able to contour multiple areas at once.

Subcutaneous Fat Versus Visceral Fat

Liposuction is a procedure that removes subcutaneous fat, not visceral fat that is completely different. Visceral fat tissue is located around the abdomen and surrounds your internal organs. This is the kind of fat you hear about when individuals have developed serious health conditions like diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and more.

Subcutaneous fat tissue is found beneath the epidermis layer of your skin; this is the kind of fat tissue you can usually pinch on the skin of your arms and stomach. This fat tissue is extremely difficult to lose when compared to visceral fat tissue. Luckily, liposuction can help remove these subcutaneous fat stores where diet and exercise have not provided wanted results. These same areas can also benefit from body contouring to help provide that shape you have always wanted.

Cannot Treat Obesity

True obesity cannot be treated by liposuction, but there are treatments available besides liposuction for obesity. The first recommendation is a strict diet and exercise regime. There are also obesity medications that can be effective when paired up with diet and exercise. Bariatric surgery is a third effective option and is used for individuals with a body mass index, or BMI, of over 30. “Obesity liposuction” is not offered at CWC Cosmetic Surgery and cannot be obtained elsewhere. The liposuction procedures that our offices use are designed to remove fat tissue in targeted areas that hold subcutaneous fat deposits. Contact your local qualified physicians to find a recommended weight-loss regime that will best benefit your body.

Contact CWC Cosmetic Surgery

Unfortunately, liposuction for obesity does not exist. If you wish to learn more about how liposuction can help remove subcutaneous fat tissue while contouring your body, contact our offices today for a consultation. Our highly trained staff can show you how liposuction can help with your body type and recommend if it is the right procedure for you. Call us today to achieve the results you have always wanted.