The midsection is one of the most stubborn places to try to lose fat and tone muscle. Especially as you get older, extra padding on the midsection seems to be inevitable and almost impossible to combat once it starts, but you do have some options for getting rid of that stubborn tummy fat and giving your midsection a look that is proportionate to the rest of your body.
Many people are able to get the results they want with liposuction. This procedure is appropriate for not only the midsection, but also other stubborn areas like upper thighs or love handles. This is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure that doesn’t even require general anesthesia or any real downtime. Liposuction is not appropriate for applications in which there is also significant excess skin, as can happen with significant weight loss.
If you have just minor issues to correct with your midsection, a mini-tummy tuck might be appropriate. This is a slightly less invasive procedure than a full tummy tuck, but there is still some recovery time involved. This is a good option if you have just one bulge that you want removed, and it isn’t large.
A tummy tuck is a full-on plastic surgery procedure. You will be under anesthesia, and you will have a lengthy recovery period. You will not want to work or have much activity at all for at least the first week after your procedure. You’ll also likely have significant pain in the first few days to a week. On the other hand, a tummy tuck can remove a large belt of skin, fat, and tissue to instantly contour your body to your desires.
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