Stomach Liposuction in Kalamazoo from Parkway Plastic Surgery

When it comes to stomach liposuction there are two types of fat that are especially important –subcutaneous fat and visceral fat. Your subcutaneous fat is fat that is generally harmless that you can pinch and feel that’s directly underneath the skin. Whereas visceral fat is hard and firm and stored in the abdominal cavity – making it much more harmful (even interfering with organ functions, increasing cholesterol levels, and increasing risk of disease).

It’s important to understand that stomach liposuction can only remove subcutaneous fat as visceral fat is firmly embedded inside the abdominal cavity and cannot be suctioned out.  The best way to reduce visceral fat is through diet and exercise. If you have a lot of visceral fat, that doesn’t mean that you can’t have liposuction, however, you’re not likely to get the results you’re looking for. Also, if you have a lot of visceral fat, you may not be a candidate for liposuction because your overall health is not good enough. All of this will be discussed with you at your consultation.

Unlike diet and exercise, stomach liposuction permanently removes fat cells from your abdomen, meaning those cells will not come back or move around and your body does not change where it stores fat because fat cells have been removed. However, your body will still store the same amount of fat that it did before the procedure which means other areas of your body may seem disproportionate because of the reduction of fat cells around your stomach. So, it’s important to ensure you’re eating right and exercising. Liposuction is not a quick fix and work is needed to maintain the results.

At Parkway Plastic Surgery, we know how hard it is to deal with stubborn stomach fat. If you have tried everything to lose the fat around your abdomen, do not hesitate to contact us today to see if stomach liposuction in Kalamazoo is right for you.