Excess belly fat can leave us feeling uncomfortable in our own skin. If you’re like many men and women, clothing never seems to fit right, and you often find yourself self-conscious in social situations even when you regularly partake in healthy lifestyle habits. The truth is, the unwanted fat around the abdomen and waist, commonly referred to as a “muffin top” can be difficult to treat with diet and exercise alone.
What Are My Options?
We offer a variety of both surgical and non-surgical body contouring procedures. In most cases, however, Dr. Mark Craig’s go-to treatment for stubborn belly fat is liposuction. The gold standard procedure for significant fat reduction provides exceptional outcomes with minimal downtime compared to more invasive options. Let’s take a look at a few reasons we love the procedure.
#1: Enjoy An Instant Self-Confidence Boost
Although an optimal outcome from liposuction can take a few weeks to appear, most patients are happy with their results right away. Immediately following surgery, you will see a more contoured physique. Over time, post-surgical swelling will resolve to provide a better fit for clothing, giving you a much-needed boost in self-confidence.
#2: Real Results with Minimal Downtime
Liposuction enlists the help of tiny incisions and advanced suction methods to ensure an optimal outcome with limited recovery. Incisions are often able to be closed solely with dissolvable sutures, facilitating a quick and easy recovery. Best yet, the majority of men and women are back on their feet within just a few short days following liposuction.
#3: Get Long-Term Results You’ll Love
Unlike diet and exercise that simply shrinks unwanted fat cells, liposuction completely removes localized fat. In other words, once treated fat is gone, it is typically gone for good. If future weight gain does occur, you’ll likely find that fat is more evenly distributed, rather than isolated to a single location such as the abdomen. Most patients only need one liposuction procedure in a lifetime to achieve lasting results.
Is Liposuction Right for Me?
Liposuction can be the ideal procedure for men and women, who would like to quickly sculpt and contour their desired physique. Patients should be in otherwise good general health and have realistic expectations about what the procedure can do for them. If diet and exercise-resistant fat are giving you grief, it might be time to consider liposuction.
Liposuction might not be a good fit for you if excess skin around the abdomen and waist are your biggest concern. In these instances, Dr. Craig may suggest a tummy tuck procedure to get you the results you want. During your in-person consultation, Dr. Craig will speak with you about your concerns as well as your goals before customizing a treatment plan that’s right for you.
My experience with Dr. Craig & his staff was wonderful. He is great to answer any questions you may have, & he is completely honest and will make you feel very comfortable. He is hands down the very best!! His staff is fantastic, especially Kristi Sloan- she is extremely helpful and awesome to talk with. Accent is the very best!
Take the Next Step
Would you like to learn more about Liposuction procedures? Schedule a consultation with board-certified surgeon Dr. Mark Craig at Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Tupelo, MS today. Simply fill out the form on this page or give us a call at (662) 377-6290.
*Individual results may vary.