Much has been written in recent years about the difference between weight loss and body contouring. In the eyes of many, the two things are the same. Simply put, weight loss is something that obese individuals do in order to get down to a healthy BMI. Body contouring, on the other hand, is something that people do once they are already at or near a healthy BMI, but they want to get rid of some of those stubborn fat deposits that they cannot get rid of no matter how hard they exercise at the gym and no matter how restrictive of a diet they put themselves on.
Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure. However, it is a very powerful, effective and time tested body contouring procedure. When liposuction was first introduced, it was a procedure that most people associated with women wanting to remove excess fat. How things have changed! Over the past decade, more and more men are turning to liposuction as a safe and effective way to get the contoured body they’ve always wanted.
Whether you are a man or a woman, the ideal body silhouette is one that is fit and in shape. If magazines were to be believed, the perfect body should be healthy-looking and toned. However, in the real world, most men and women accumulate fat around their abdomen. They have those unwanted love handles. These are some of the hardest places to lose fat with diet and exercise alone.
In many instances, liposuction is enough to correct these problem areas. During a liposuction procedure, fat is skillfully removed from trouble areas. Some people have opted to couple their liposuction procedure with other procedures, such as a tummy tuck, for optimal results. It all depends on the unique situation.
To be a good candidate for liposuction, you need to have stubborn pockets of fat that you want to get rid of that cannot be removed by diet and exercise alone. You need to be in good overall health and have a realistic expectation of what liposuction can and cannot do for you.
Dr. Mirrafati and the team at Mira Aesthetic Medical Spa are up-to-date on all of the latest and greatest liposuction techniques. If you’d like to learn more about how liposuction can benefit you, make an appointment at our office in Costa Mesa. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!