The Role of Lipo in Fat Types

There are primarily twp types of fat, including: adipose fat and visceral fat. Adipose fat cells are located below the surface of the skin and underlying tissue. Visceral fat is located deep within the body. The total number of fat cells generally remains the same from adolescence to elder years. Increase in fat or weight gain occurs when the individual fat cells enlarge. During liposuction, individual adipose fat cells are removed by way of a cannula that is used to break up and suction out the fat.

Visceral fat is not usually treated in liposuction. In fact, visceral fat is very difficult to successfully treat through liposuction. Secondly, surrounding adipose fat cells that are not treated during liposuction may enlarge with weight gain. Consequently, weight gain can contribute to an uneven or irregular body contour appearance in the liposuctioned area. Finally, adipose fat cells that are removed during liposuction do not ever grow back.

Proper diet and exercise helps to reduce the size of existing fat cells. People who have undergone liposuction and gain weight may require a secondary liposuction procedure to remove fat surrounding the original liposuctioned area in order to maintain a smooth appearance.

This is why the benefit of liposuction is most appropriate for people who are within fifteen pounds of normal weight. There is no question that liposuction can greatly enhance the appearance of liposuctioned areas. The rewards of liposuction are long lasting and the maintenance of normal weight ensures the long lasting enhanced appearance of the treatment area. Liposuction may also be performed on people who are not able to able lose a lot of excess weight. Liposuction in people with excessive weight is most appropriate for specific areas that have not responded to traditional weight loss methods. Liposuction for the obese may improve mobility when performed on the knees, ankles and elbows.


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