Christopher Chung, M.D.
American Board of Plastic Surgery
Chief Medical Officer
For anyone who has struggled to get rid of stubborn belly fat, achieving their dream body can sometimes feel like a hard-to-reach goal.
Fortunately, modern fat removal techniques and technology—combined with healthy lifestyle choices—can help make getting rid of belly fat fast a lot easier.
Advancements in liposuction surgery make stubborn fat removal quicker and more effective than ever. Compared to older, more traditional forms of liposuction, modern liposuction procedures are more effective and less invasive.
These improvements allow patients to achieve their desired results with less downtime at home and a more comfortable experience in the operating room.
Liposuction surgeons like those at Sono Bello can now perform highly-targeted belly fat removal, slimming down specific, localized “problem areas” that patients find are resistant to diet and exercise.
Liposuction surgery isn’t the only thing that’s become faster, the results patients see from their one-time operation are – in most cases – visible immediately afterward, with continued improvement as they recover.
For people looking to finally eliminate their stubborn belly fat, body contouring procedures like liposuction may be one of the best options out there.
The fat stored in the abdomen can be particularly challenging to burn off because it is comprised of a combination of fats, including subcutaneous fat (fat under the skin) and visceral fat (fat surrounding the organs in the abdomen).
These different types of fat have different metabolic and hormonal properties which make them harder to target through diet and exercise. Visceral fat is located deep within the abdominal cavity and is less accessible to the hormones and enzymes responsible for breaking down fat.
The stubbornness of belly fat can be frustrating for people who are expending lots of effort to improve the contour and composition of their stomach, only to have their body physically unable to burn the extra layers off.
For those individuals struggling to trim and tone their belly fat purely through lifestyle changes, a procedure like liposuction is an excellent option for removing stubborn belly fat permanently.
For patients seeking out proven solutions for removing stubborn belly fat, body contouring procedures performed by a Sono Bello board-certified surgeon may be the best option to remove belly fat quickly, with minimal pain, and affordably.
Surgical options include liposuction and tummy tuck alternatives that effectively reduce belly fat and tighten the abdominal skin.
Today, innovative abdominal fat removal procedures like AbEX™ offer numerous advantages over traditional tummy tucks.
AbEX uses less-invasive micro-cannulas to remove fat from the abdomen, so the procedure typically requires smaller incisions and, therefore, provides the same quality of fat removal with less healing time required of the patient.
A shorter recovery period means that patients are able to return to their normal activities more quickly, without sacrificing on their final results.
The procedure plans are also customizable, meaning surgeons can create a treatment approach that is tailored to each patient’s individual needs and goals. Personalization is key to maximizing each patient’s final results while minimizing recovery time.
Tummy tuck alternatives are also cost-effective and accessible to a wider variety of patients, meaning more people can get rid of stubborn belly fat with confidence.
Tummy tuck alternatives like AbEX are all about efficiency, allowing surgeons to target both the upper and lower abdomen while, all in one procedure, removing excess fat and skin from the abdomen.
When performed by an experienced board-certified surgeon, a procedure like AbEX is the perfect option for anyone whose stomach is their main problem area.
AbEX offers patients a smoother, more toned tummy without having to endure the long recovery times and invasive procedure typical of more traditional tummy tucks.
Micro-laser liposuction is a form of liposuction that uses advanced laser technology to assist the surgeon in eliminating and removing excess fat.
Micro-laser liposuction is an effective way to get rid of belly fat quickly—mainly because it’s so precise. The accuracy with which surgeons target and remove fat using this modern technology makes it an especially quick and effective treatment. It also makes for better results, giving surgeons more control over the fat removal and offering more precise contouring.
Another benefit of laser liposuction is the fact that the heat generated by the laser during the surgery helps stimulate collagen production beneath the skin, which can lead to tighter skin and less scarring. The stimulation of collagen provided by laser liposuction leads to a smoother, more even final result during and after the recovery period.
Plus, since micro-laser liposuction is typically less invasive than traditional liposuction, it results in less swelling, bruising, and therefore offers most patients looking to get rid of belly fat, a shorter recovery time and better results within just a few weeks.
The biggest benefit of choosing a body contouring procedure like liposuction to remove stubborn belly fat: the results are permanent.
Because liposuction procedures like AbEX or TriSculpt® permanently remove fat cells from the body, most patients maintain their trim figure much more easily, and with better long-term results compared to natural weight loss techniques alone.
Still, for most patients focused on achieving their dream body, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is also key to long-term success.
That’s why, for patients to keep their results looking their best, it’s important to maintain a few basic healthy lifestyle habits—all of which help to maximize the long-term success of a belly fat removal procedure.
For many patients, simply eating healthy foods and sticking to a diet can help to chip away at stubborn belly fat. But for many patients, this simply isn’t enough to make a lasting impact.
When combined with liposuction, however, healthy eating can help keep belly fat off for good. That’s why many surgeons recommend maintaining healthy eating habits before a liposuction procedure, and during recovery.
Keeping a healthy diet ahead of a liposuction procedure can help maximize the impact of the procedure, allowing the surgeon to safely remove the right amount of fat without adding excess risk.
Additionally, a healthy diet during recovery and beyond helps the body bounce back faster, and maintain the patient’s desired look and shape even years after the procedure is performed.
Much like healthy eating, a good physical exercise regimen can also go a long way toward helping a patient achieve their desired body both before a liposuction procedure, and after.
By maintaining a healthy, physical lifestyle before liposuction, a patient may be able to help boost their recovery after the procedure is finished.
Healthy sleep habits are also crucial to the liposuction recovery process and can help patients maintain their ideal body shape in several ways.
Getting plenty of sleep before and after a liposuction procedure can help maximize a patient’s ability to recover quickly, helping provide better long-term results.
For the many out there struggling to burn off belly fat naturally, a little bit of help could be the key to kickstarting a lifelong self-improvement journey.
That’s where liposuction can make a big impact: getting patients started on the right path to a trim, toned belly they can feel proud of.
When it comes to providing safe, affordable liposuction procedures, Sono Bello’s award-winning board-certified surgeons are experts. Under the care of a skilled surgeon, patients can finally get rid of those pockets of fat that diet and exercise just couldn’t burn off.
The best way to get started: a free consultation with a Patient Care Consultant. They can help any patient take the first step towards a slimmer, more confident belly.