Liposuction has become the go- to solution for many patients who are discouraged because of stubborn fat they are unable to lose. According to recent online women’s magazine it is the type of fat that puts you at an increased risk for health issues and concerns. Obese patients with an excessive amount of visceral fat, which is a type of fat that surrounds internal organs, were discovered to be at a significantly high increased risk of developing diabetes according to a recent study in the Journal of American Medicine Association. Contrasted with patients who had excess subcutaneous fat, which is fat beneath the skin level, there was no added health danger. “What we’re seeing is that not all obese individuals are going to get diabetes,” says lead study author James de Lemos, MD, a professor of internal medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern. “It’s not just how heavy somebody is; you can’t simply put them on a scale.” It is not clear why visceral fat appears to elevate a patient’s diabetes risk, but it is believed that fat secretes compounds that promote the resistance to insulin which is a significant first step toward the development of diabetes. Visceral fat is not permanent and through diet and exercise it can be reduced. According to the article one of the best ways to fight visceral fat is physical activity. The physical activity must be cardio related and for minimum of 45 minutes in length combined with strength exercises. Overall, patient should cut calories, increase fiber, and avoid trans-fat. Lowering carbs can be effective as well. Getting enough sleep promotes visceral fat loss although it is not conclusive why this is helpful. Patients should aim for at least six hours of sleep per night. Dr. Seify
explains to patients
who are considering liposuction
procedures that visceral fat cannot be reduced with liposuction. In order to be a suitable candidate for liposuction, patients cannot be obese and must be within their ideal body weight. Patients who exercise and choose a healthy diet continue to benefit from the results of liposuction long after they have had their procedure performed. The results of liposuction should last a lifetime if patients are diligent including a healthy lifestyle, diet, and exercise.