If you’re close to reaching your body goals, but stubborn fat is standing between you and your dream body, you’re not alone. Stubborn fat affects the best of us, even those with near-perfect physiques. At Manuel Gigena MD FACS Plastic Surgery in McMinnville, OR, we understand the struggle, which is why we offer liposuction. This procedure will remove those fat cells for good so that you can finally reach your body goals to look and feel your best.
What Is Liposuction?
Liposuction is the ultimate body contouring procedure. It helps define different areas of the body to create new contours by removing fat cells from your problem areas. It transforms the areas you’ve always wanted to hide into areas you want to show off. This procedure is designed to help healthy and relatively fit individuals reach their body goals by eliminating fat cells from their problem areas, reducing the total fat volume in the treatment area.
How Does It Work?
This body contouring procedure can be performed with several different methods. At Manuel Gigena MD FACS Plastic Surgery, we use ultrasound lipo, which uses ultrasonic waves to soften and dissolve the fat cells in the treatment area.
First, a tiny incision will be made in your planned treatment area. Then, we will insert a cannula into that treatment area, and the ultrasonic waves will be emitted from the end of the cannula into the treatment area. These waves affect the fat cells by softening and essentially dissolving them. Then they are suctioned out of the body through the cannula.
What Areas Can It Treat?
Liposuction can remove stubborn fat from virtually anywhere on the body. However, the most common treatment areas include the neck, arms, legs, abdomen, back, and inner thighs. These areas tend to hold onto stubborn fat and don’t respond to a healthy diet or even the most intense fitness routine. This procedure gives you the ultimate solution for stubborn fat by removing it from your problem areas permanently.
What Are the Benefits?
The benefit of ultrasonic-assisted liposuction is that it allows us to use precision to gently remove the liquified fat from the treatment areas. This gentle process allows for greater accuracy during the procedure, helps minimize the recovery period, and leads to less bruising. Additionally, this method of liposuction helps the surgeon create smoother body contours, so you get even better results.
It Pairs Well With Other Procedures
Lipo can be performed as a standalone procedure, but we can also use it to help accomplish the goals of other body contouring procedures like an arm lift or tummy tuck, among others.
It Makes Your Muscles Pop
Removing that extra layer of fat can help make your hard-earned muscles finally pop. It’s no secret that stubborn fat hides muscle, so removing that fat can make all the difference in your appearance and confidence.
It Makes Your Clothes Look and Fit Better
When you remove stubborn fat from your problem areas, your clothes will look and fit better. Liposuction can help you finally get rid of that muffin top so that you look tighter, flatter, and more toned regardless of what you put on.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect?
Liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure, but it will help shrink your problem areas by reducing the fat volume. When you are tracking your results, you should measure those results regarding the total number of inches lost, not on how the scale changes.
Weight can fluctuate daily or hourly based on how much water your body retains, among other factors. You can compare your pre-procedure measurements with your post-procedure measurements so that you have tangible evidence of the changes that this procedure has made. Taking before and after photos and comparing them once your recovery is over is another way to see just how much this procedure has transformed your body.
Will the Fat Cells Return?
Once you undergo this procedure and the fat cells are removed from your body, they will be gone for good. Adults cannot grow new fat cells. By the time you are in your late teens, your body has formed all of the fat cells that you will have for life. When you undergo lipo, a significant percentage of the fat cells in your problem areas will be removed permanently and cannot return.
Maintaining Your Results Long-Term
While your body won’t grow new cells, the remaining cells in the area can expand if you do gain weight after your procedure, which will negatively affect your appearance and your results. The best way to ensure the longevity of your results is to maintain a healthy lifestyle. When you stay consistent with your workouts and eat a healthy diet, you can ensure that your results will be long-lasting.
Consistency and Discipline
Most patients have no problem maintaining their results because they understand that this procedure is not a way to cut corners, nor is it a free pass to unhealthy living. It is a way to effectively target and address stubborn fat that won’t respond to healthy eating and regular exercise.
While some people may view body contouring treatments as a way to cut corners, it is exactly the opposite. It is a way for dedicated and disciplined individuals to reach their goals and remove stubborn fat so that they can show off all of their hard work.
Invest in Your Future Self
Any amount of time that you’ve lived with stubborn fat is far too long. Your body goals are within your reach. Scheduling this procedure is the way to invest in your future self to get quick and permanent results. You will increase your confidence, look better in your clothes, and you’ll finally be able to reveal all of those hard-earned muscles, which will give you even more motivation when you’re in the gym.
Contact us today to schedule your consultation.