Many people would like to lose excess weight to help them live healthier and easier lives. Along with the negative health impacts of excess weight, stubborn body fat can impact self-image and confidence. While regular exercise and a nutritious diet are essential, above their effects on weight, they may not be enough to permanently eliminate stubborn body fat and meet a weight goal.
Many cosmetic treatments and surgical procedures can help permanently remove stubborn body fat and help you reach your weight. Depending on whether you want non-invasive treatments like those that use radiofrequency or laser energy or a more invasive procedure such as liposuction will determine how long it will take to see the full result.
If you are hoping to lose a significant amount of body fat in a short time, it is important to know that although the fat is permanently removed from your body, these procedures alone may not give you a look you desire.
Depending on where the body fat is located and how long it has been there, your skin will have stretched over the fat cells to accommodate the extra volume. When this is suddenly removed, your skin does not rebound as fast. Once stretched, your skin may not return to its original position or tightness.
Although these procedures will help you lose body fat and reach a healthier weight, you might be left with sagging or loose skin. A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that can remove this excess skin and give you a look you are after.
This procedure can be performed after non-invasive treatments have given their full results or at the same time as liposuction. When combined with liposuction, this eliminates the need for a second surgical procedure and associated recovery.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Edwin Austin at Oregon Plastic Surgeons in Salem, OR, can work with you to determine if treatments to remove fat alone will give you the look you want or if a tummy tuck or other procedure may be needed to achieve your aesthetic goals. Call the office at 503-561-7000 or visit www.eaustin.com to schedule a consultation today.