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Is Body Contouring More Effective Than Exercise?

When considering body contouring procedures, it is beneficial not to take a strict ‘surgery or exercise’ approach to your decision. In reality, these methods work best in tandem, and the effective combination of these strategies is the best way of getting the body you really want.

Body Contouring VS Exercise

Exercise is good for a healthy body and is a great habit to develop if you want to maintain your health. It’s good for your heart, your digestion, your muscles, and your brain, and will also help you feel more energetic and sleep better. However, diet and exercise alone are often not sufficient in removing stubborn pockets of fat that form in unsightly locations such as the abdomen, flanks, or thighs. These pockets can be extremely resistant to exercise and diet, and trying to get rid of them naturally can be an extremely frustrating process.

For the many patients seeking a perfectly toned body, liposuction is often the best treatment. It can remove these pockets of fat to create a more toned and sleek appearance than most people can achieve with exercise and diet alone. In fact, many body builders with as little as 7% total body fat have turned to liposuction to trim away certain patches of fat.

Liposuction is one of the most popular plastic surgery techniques in the world and has been for over 30 years. It is a safe and proven technique that can achieve natural-looking results which many people believe are superior to natural body contouring or weight loss methods.

For those who have lost a considerable amount of weight or mothers following pregnancy with loose skin in the abdominal area, liposuction can easily be combined with abdominoplasty to trim away the excess tissues and restore a tight appearance. However, an abdominoplasty is not a weight loss procedure, and it is most effective on patients who have already reached their desired weight.

The best candidates for liposuction and other body contouring techniques:

  • Are in excellent health
  • Are within 25 pounds of ideal body weight
  • Have stubborn pockets of fat which are unresponsive to diet and exercise
  • Are over 18 years of age
  • Are not pregnant, nursing, taking blood-thinning medication, or allergic to lidocaine
  • Have no autoimmune disorders
  • Have good skin elasticity

Choosing a surgeon is an extremely important part of this process. While liposuction is a safe procedure, it is still important to find an experienced doctor. Call Dr. Sliwin today to book your consultation and get rid of the areas that bother you the most!

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