If you are frustrated that your weight loss efforts don’t seem to be working, you are not alone. Many people work very hard through diet and exercise but just can’t get rid of the last few stubborn pounds of fat.
This struggle is common, as the body tries to hold onto fat for survival. If you want to permanently get rid of excess body fat, liposuction can help.
What Is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a procedure that removes fat cells with a special machine. The result is a leaner, more toned figure. Permanent removal of the fat cells ensures that the fat will not come back as long as you maintain healthy habits after the surgery.
There are a few types of liposuction procedures. Each has its own benefit to your body as the specialized techniques work to remove fat cells. Some areas of fat require different approaches with liposuction surgery, and we’re here to list out your many options.
The tumescent liposuction procedure involves a saline solution that breaks up stubborn fat. We then suction out as much fat as we need using a motor-powered tool. The saline solution contains lidocaine and epinephrine for your comfort before and after the surgery.
Traditionally, surgeons would go into liposuction surgery with just the suction tool. This “super-wet” approach is much more helpful in removing stubborn body fat. The fat cells break down easily and can be permanently removed without damaging your tissues.
Ultrasound-assisted liposuction is useful for breaking up highly dense areas of fat. The ultrasound waves turn fat into a liquid substance rather than a solid, which is very useful for muscle contouring and definition.
Areas like the thighs and stomach benefit most from ultrasound-assisted liposuction. These areas typically hold more dense stores of fat, so we may have to use ultrasound during this procedure. We remove the liquidated fat cells with the suction tool afterward.
Liposuction that uses laser assistance is considered to be a “lite” liposuction procedure. The laser uses bursts of energy to move the fat, break it loose, and turn it into liquid.
Fat is much easier to remove in this liquidated state. We use suction to remove the liquified mixture. This procedure typically takes less time than other liposuction procedures.
Am I a Good Candidate for Liposuction?
During your consultation with Dr. Gutowski, you will discuss your body goals and medical history. This is the best way to determine whether you are a good candidate for liposuction. However, there are some general considerations for liposuction patients.
You should be within ten pounds of your goal weight before undergoing liposuction. Removing more than ten pounds of fat at a time can be dangerous to your body. Therefore, we recommend using non-surgical weight loss measures to reach your goal weight range first.
Liposuction is not a weight loss surgery; it’s more of a spot fat-removal treatment for your appearance. We remove stubborn fat that causes flabby, loose skin on your body. However, diet and exercise are still the only way to keep large amounts of weight off permanently.
Additionally, liposuction itself does not remove loose skin. That is a separate procedure, but liposuction is often used in tandem with loose skin surgery.
If you have worked hard through diet and exercise to reach your goal weight but still have stubborn fat, liposuction is a suitable procedure for you. You can shave off the extra fat and start to see your toned, slim physique after liposuction.
Are Liposuction Results Permanent?
Many patients wonder if liposuction is a permanent cure for their stubborn fat. While the procedure does remove fat cells permanently, existing fat cells can grow bigger during weight gain. This is why patients must keep a healthy lifestyle following their procedure to preserve results.
If you continue to maintain your weight and keep healthy habits, your liposuction results will stay for good. You can enjoy your toned, tight figure without worrying about stubborn fat.
What Are the Benefits of Liposuction?
Liposuction is an excellent procedure for getting rid of fat that won’t budge. If you have lost weight but can’t seem to get rid of fat on your body, liposuction may be the solution.
After liposuction, many patients feel more confident and accomplished with their weight loss results. Liposuction allows your hard work to shine through after removing those stubborn fat cells.
Liposuction has long-lasting results. The fat cells are gone from your body, removing their ability to gain density. As long as you eat a balanced diet and exercise, you won’t have to worry about needing additional liposuction procedures.
Dr. Gutowski has perfected the “wet” liposuction procedure, giving you minimal recovery and downtime. This procedure is effective, safe, and efficient. It is a great way to combat stubborn fat on your body and restore your body to a fit, trim shape.
Liposuction in Chicago with Dr. Gutowski
Dr. Karol Gutowski is a renowned cosmetic surgeon in Chicago, Illinois. He is known for producing gorgeous results and helping patients achieve their aesthetic goals. If you are interested in liposuction for permanent stubborn fat removal, come see Dr. Gutowski. He is a compassionate, caring surgeon that loves seeing patients achieve their dream bodies.
You can book a consultation with Dr. Gutowski to discuss whether liposuction is right for you. He will walk you through the procedure and answer any questions you might have. The staff is knowledgeable and can help with any concerns you have regarding the procedure.
You have worked hard for your physique, and you deserve to see the toned, trim results. Book your consultation with Dr. Gutowski to discuss liposuction in Chicago today!