What Causes Stubborn Fat, and What Can You Do About It?

If you have a long-held goal of attaining a slim, toned figure, you aren’t alone. However, no matter how many hours you spend sweating in the gym, or how dedicated you are to staying on top of a healthy, sensible diet, you likely still have specific trouble spots standing between you and the body of your dreams. Why do these pockets of fat stick around, and do you have a secret weapon in the battle of the bulge?

Common Zones for Body Fat

Most of us are genetically predisposed to store fat in specific regions of our bodies. The fact that the typical American diet consists largely of processed foods and refined sugars doesn’t help us in our battle to shape and tone. In some cases, we gain weight as we age due to hormonal fluctuations, and this type of fat is exceptionally resistant to diet and exercise. As a result, you might be carrying around unwanted bulges and excess flab on your:

  • Abdomen
  • Thighs
  • Upper arms
  • Buttocks
  • Hips
  • Neck, Chin, and Jawline

Though science has soundly disproven the concept that spot toning can lead to fat loss in specific areas, it remains a persistent myth. You have probably done hundreds of crunches, squats, and triceps dips in hopes of shedding stubborn pockets of fat from your belly, butt, and arms, only to get discouraged when these exercises don’t help you achieve your desired appearance. The truth is that you probably do have tight, toned muscles thanks to all your hard work – they’re just hiding behind a layer of fat. Liposuction, then, is the ideal companion to all the effort you’ve put in.

How Does Liposuction Work?

Liposuction is a relatively straightforward surgery that enables Dr. Desman to remove exercise-resistant fat deposits from areas of your body where your efforts to contour have not been enough on their own. Dr. Desman starts by making small incisions near the spot you want to target, then inserts a thin tube called a cannula and suctions out the fat using a powerful vacuum.

It’s essential to note that liposuction cannot help you lose a large amount of weight; indeed, after this surgery, the number you see when you step on the scale will probably remain about the same. The purpose of liposuction is not to help overweight patients shed pounds quickly. Rather, it is to tone and tighten particular trouble zones that have been standing between you and your goals.

The best candidates for liposuction are adult women and men who are already at or near their ideal body weight, and who are willing to commit to maintaining their new shape through consistent exercise and a sensible, balanced nutrition plan.

What Can Liposuction Do for You?

As a board-certified cosmetic surgeon who has been serving patients in Northern Virginia and the greater Washington, D.C., metro area since 2000, Dr. Desman has performed thousands of liposuction procedures. He has pioneered groundbreaking techniques that are safer and gentler on the body and result in less swelling, bruising, and discomfort and a smoother recovery process.

If you’re ready to learn more about liposuction and how it can help you look and feel your best, contact us today to schedule a private consultation with Dr. Desman. It’s time to achieve the sleek physique you’ve been dreaming of!