Your goal is to achieve the sought-after hourglass figure. You changed your eating habits, started a regular workout routine and have reached your ideal body weight, but the hourglass figure still eludes you.
Stubborn pockets of fat still keep your waistline larger than you would like and no matter how many crunches you do each day, it just won’t go away. The good news is waist liposuction can target those pockets of cat, giving you the smaller waistline that you desire.
How Liposuction Can Slim Your Waist
Liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure that targets stubborn fat. When looking to reduce your waistline circumference, liposuction targets the flanks, abdomen and back area. During a lipo procedure, the surgeon uses small incisions to insert a cannula that removes the excess fat.
After the procedure, you will be asked to wear a compression garment during recovery and for a few weeks following, however, you can often return to your regular activities within a couple of days. While swelling during liposuction recovery can hide results, you will see a slimmer waistline in no time.
When Liposuction Alone Isn’t Enough
Because liposuction only addresses excess fat, it may not always be enough to reduce your waistline and give you the results you desire. Oftentimes, after excessive weight loss, you may experience excess skin or weakened abdominal muscles. In addition, as you age, your skin loses elasticity and may not be able to bounce back after excess fat removal, leaving you with loose skin after liposuction alone.
In these cases, adding a tummy tuck to your lipo procedure enables the surgeon to remove excess body fat, remove excess or loose skin and provide support to weakened abdominal muscles, helping to achieve a tighter and flatter abdominal appearance and a slimmer waistline.
If you want to learn how liposuction may help you achieve your hourglass figure and slimmer waistline, contact Dr. Scot Martin online or call (575) 521-7111 to schedule a consultation.