(Updated for 2019)
If you’ve tried dieting and crunches like crazy but still can’t get rid of that beer belly, you’re not alone. Liposuction can address the fat deposits responsible for causing your beer belly, which often remains unaffected by either diet or exercise.
The Two Fats
There are two kinds of fat in the body:
- Subcutaneous fat, which is closer to the skin’s surface.
- Visceral fat that develops around the internal organs.
Liposuction can eliminate the stubborn subcutaneous fat that can be resistant to diet and exercise.
Visceral fat is what causes significant weight gain in both men and women, and can only be resolved through diet and exercise. However, the subcutaneous fat is responsible for some of the more obvious fat deposits in the body, like a beer belly or your love handles.
Subcutaneous fat deposits can be removed with liposuction because they don’t respond the same way to weight loss methods as visceral fat does.
The effects of subcutaneous fat are often more frustrating to those of us trying to keep our bodies ready for the year-round Florida beaches because they are so stubbornly resistant even to strict diets and targeted exercises.
How Liposuction Helps
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If you’re already at your ideal weight, liposuction can slim your beer belly back to a reasonable profile and help your body look more toned and muscular. Although lipo is not a solution for larger volumes of weight loss, it is the perfect procedure to fine-tune a few spots here and there.
In the meantime, remember that drinking beer actually does contribute to belly fat, so enjoy in moderation no matter how perfectly a cold one goes hand-in-hand with your summer barbeques and get-togethers.
Contact us online or call our Tampa practice today at (813) 872-6093 to learn more about your liposuction options or to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Castellano.