There are many myths about this procedure, and surely you have heard, or you have wondered if liposuction is a great procedure to lose those extra pounds you have. If so, don’t worry we will give you the answer you have been looking for.
Visceral Fat & Subcutaneous Fat
The first thing you should know is that there are two types of fat in our bodies: visceral fat and subcutaneous fat. Visceral fat is the one that is located between the abdominal muscle and our organs, while subcutaneous fat is located between the abdominal wall and the skin.
During liposuction, the surgeons can only extract subcutaneous fat, due to cannulas can only work between the skin and the muscle. This means that, if your overweight is due to visceral fat, liposuction will not help much with weight loss.
Also, it’s important to mention that, the main focus of liposuction is reshaping your body, by extracting excess fat from different areas like the lower abdomen, waist, arms, and back.
Then, what are my alternatives if I want to lose weight?
We understand how hard can be to lose weight, even if we do what is supposed to with diets and exercise. But don’t worry, at evoclinic we count on different alternatives that can help you achieve your goals.
Gastric Sleeve is a great option for people who are struggling to lose weight. Is a very secure procedure. During the surgery 80% of the stomach is extracted, which helps you to reduce the amount of food that you can eat during the day, thus achieving a rapid weight loss.
Before making a decision, it is important for you to visit an specialist. Only a specialized doctor can determine which is the best procedure for you according to your expectations and needs.