Why Fit People Seek Liposuction

Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries of the last decade. This body contouring treatment is performed through small incisions in targeted areas of the body, where a cannula is used to suck out excess fat cells in order to create a smoother silhouette. Far from a weight loss solution, liposuction is typically recommended for healthy, fit people who are close to or already at their ideal weight.

Many people are surprised to learn that liposuction isn’t only for those people with plenty of wobbly bits. Every year we see a high proportion of fit individuals coming into our office to seek liposuction. Here’s why.


Liposuction Targets Those Areas of the Body That are Resistant to Diet and Exercise​​​​​​​

It doesn’t matter how fit you are or how much exercise you do if you have stubborn pockets of fat they just don’t respond to diet or exercise. Unfortunately, our genes, hormones, age and even some medications that we take can cause our body to retain fat in specific areas. While exercise can reduce overall body size, even specific exercises can rarely shift pre-determined fat.

Many fit people seek liposuction as a targeted approach to reducing the number of fat cells in the areas of their body that won’t tone up, no matter what activities or exercises that they try. By undergoing liposuction in these areas, it’s possible to create the tight, streamlined contours that they deserve.

Liposuction Can Help you to Develop a ‘Six-Pack’

For many people, a ‘six-pack’ of abdominal muscles is the hallmark of fitness and a healthy, toned physique. However, actually achieving a six-pack is hard work – even for keen fitness addicts. And for a surprisingly large percentage of people, getting ripped abs isn’t just difficult but impossible. This is because some people are pre-disposed to having a natural layer of fat just below the skin across their abdomen that prevents them from achieving the muscle definition that characterizes a six-pack, even if they have a very low body fat percentage. Fortunately, liposuction can be effectively used to remove this fat, without which the definition of your stomach muscles should be clearly visible.

Not All Fit People are Naturally Slim

Many people automatically assume that all slim people are fit and healthy, but this often isn’t the case. It’s perfectly possible for someone to have a greater degree of fitness while also having a larger body with a higher percentage of body fat. Nevertheless, some fit people; who already have a healthy lifestyle and are happy with their weight; would like to achieve a slimmer, more toned, and streamlined appearance. It’s important to be aware that liposuction isn’t a weight-loss treatment and should never be treated as such, but it can help to make your body smaller, with more defined contours. And since it permanently eliminates fat cells, it’s possible for a fit and healthy individual to sustain the results of their liposuction procedure indefinitely.

If you would like to find out more about liposuction and how it can benefit fit and healthy individuals, please don’t hesitate to speak to our dedicated cosmetic surgery team in Metairie, LA at (504) 226-8200.