If you’re not happy because of some stubborn excess fat, you’re far from being alone. While there are many potential reasons for people to be unhappy with their look, excess fat appears to be a very common concern.
Many people want to lose fat. In fact, about half of American adults want to lose weight, suggesting they have some excess fat they’d like to dispose of.
Of course, not everyone has the time to cook healthy meals or head to a gym (at least not on a consistent basis), so you may find yourself wondering how you’ll ever improve your body. However, if you have more fat than you’d like, there are other ways to reduce it. Whether you don’t have the time to exercise properly or your dieting and exercise aren’t working as planned, cosmetic surgery may be just what you need. Several procedures may help you shed pounds and improve your appearance. These include the following.
1. Tummy Tuck
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, flattens your abdomen through the removal of extra fat (may require liposuction) and loose skin, as well as the tightening of the muscles in your abdominal wall. It may be useful if you were previously obese and persistent fat deposits or loose skin remains. This procedure could also help if you’ve been pregnant multiple times and want to reduce stretched skin and tighten your muscles. This is one of the more popular cosmetic surgical procedures as it has experienced a 79 percent increase since 2000 with nearly 112,000 tummy tucks performed in 2013.
Liposuction is also a popular form of cosmetic surgery, ranking fourth overall. Using suction, this procedure removes fat from your body. It is commonly performed on the abdomen, arms, back, buttocks, face, legs and neck.
The primary goal of liposuction isn’t to lose weight, but rather to reshape one or more parts of your body, typically those that have not responded well to diet and exercise. It is not geared toward treating obesity. And it will not eliminate cellulite or stretch marks. However, liposuction is typically effective at getting rid of fat deposits in smaller areas.
3. Eyelid Surgery
Your eyelids probably aren’t the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about excess fat. However, having fat removed from this area may improve your appearance and vision. With eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, extra fat tissue and loose skin are removed. Your eyelid muscles are tightened, as well. This is among the most common cosmetic surgical procedures with hundreds of thousands of eyelid surgeries performed each year.
Diet and exercise aren’t the only ways to lose fat. If those options haven’t worked for you or you don’t have the time to make them work, cosmetic surgery may be just what you need to get rid of it. Options include getting a tummy tuck, liposuction or even eyelid surgery to get rid of excess fat and improve your appearance.
Speak with a qualified plastic surgeon to learn whether or not any of these options could work for you. This could be your first step toward a new and improved look!