How Much Smaller Will My Waist be After Liposuction?
If you’ve been eating right and exercising, but are still frustrated with stubborn pockets of fat, liposuction can be a helpful option. This procedure can help remove the type of fat that may be keeping you from attaining the body you’ve worked hard to achieve.
The team at Beleza Surgery, serving individuals in Austin, Round Rock, Cedar Park, Liberty Hill and Killeen, TX, is skilled at performing liposuction in all areas of the body, including stomach liposuction for those who want to trim their waist.
Many people want to know how liposuction can help them get a smaller waist, so below, we’ll look at how much smaller your waist can get by using liposuction treatment.
Can stomach liposuction help me get a small waist?
Many people assume that liposuction can remove any amount of fat from their bellies. But the truth is more complex. Liposuction is only effective for some patients looking to remove a specific type of fat from their stomach area.
Our bodies contain two types of fat – visceral fat and subcutaneous fat. Visceral fat is the fat we get in our belly area due to sedentary behavior and poor eating habits over long periods. This fat is firmly embedded in the abdominal cavity and responds to diet and exercise, which will also help treat the health problems associated with it. It cannot be effectively suctioned out via liposuction. However, people with visceral fat can still get liposuction on another type of fat and see results, and the team at Beleza Surgery can help you understand what’s right for you.
Subcutaneous fat can be removed with liposuction. This is the “jiggly” fat that lies just under the skin. During the liposuction procedure, doctors make small incisions to remove this close-to-the-surface fat to help sculpt the waist. It’s an outpatient procedure, and patients go home the same day.
How small will my waist look after stomach liposuction?
If you have visceral fat, that fat will remain after liposuction and may affect the final results. However, plenty of patients still get liposuction and are happy to get a head start on their weight loss with this procedure since there is often subcutaneous fat on top of visceral fat. If you have a component of visceral fat, you may have roundness in your belly even after removal of subcutaneous fat with liposuction.
If you have low visceral fat and only need subcutaneous fat removed, you will likely see a slimmer waist after stomach liposuction. You may even lose between 1 – 3 inches from your waist. Since your waist size is determined in part by the amount of visceral fat you carry, your results will depend on how much subcutaneous fat was making up the extra inches.
Maintaining a small waist after stomach liposuction
It can take 7 – 10 months to see the full results, and patients need to be committed to proper recovery from the surgery and maintaining a good diet throughout recovery period to avoid gaining weight. The team at Beleza Surgery can help you with an activity and nutrition plan that best suits your lifestyle.
If you lose three or more inches from your waist, you also need to be aware of loose or sagging skin, which conventional liposuction cannot address. If liposuction sets you off on a dramatic weight loss journey, you may want to deal with skin laxity by speaking to your doctor about a tummy tuck or other treatments that may be available.
Get a liposuction consultation in Cedar Park or Killeen, TX
Liposuction can be an excellent option for those who are active and simply cannot reduce the stubborn fat from the waist area.
You can schedule a consultation with the team at Beleza Surgery in Cedar Park or Killeen,TX to see if the procedure is right for you.