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Dr. says cannot remove fat that's under my stomach muscle

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Dr. says cannot remove fat that's under my stomach muscle

Postby Kateeg » Sat Aug 30, 2008 10:34 pm

I just had my consultation with my Dr. for liposuction on my stomach, flanks, and lovehandles. He said that I have some fat under my muscles as well as above my muscles. He will not be able to lipo the fat under my stomach muscles and I'm concerned that when he takes the fat out that he can, it won't be that much of a difference. Has anyone heard this from their Dr?
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Postby Val_V » Sun Aug 31, 2008 4:53 am

My doctor mentioned something similar during our first consult. He didn't say I had fat under my muscle but that there is fat under muscles and they can only take out what is above.

I had a lot of fat around my waist and PS said it was as hard as if I'd had lipo before -which I hadn't-. I'm 15 days PO and I'm starting to see a new waist line and a slimmer tummy (I know it won't be completely flat but I was warned by the PS before hand).

Anywho, so far so fab *wink*
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Postby michelle1172 » Sun Aug 31, 2008 6:27 pm

I think its called subcutaneous fat (spelling is probably off). Men tend to have more Sub fat than women, and therefore can frequently not be good candidates for lipo. I know a man that was told this, and opted for the lipo, anyway, and didn't lose much at all. You should try and ask your doc specifically how much he thinks he can get, and make your decision from there. Keep in mind too, that if you were to gain some weight in the future, it would likely be in that subcutaneous are, too...
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Postby Taratallen1975 » Mon Sep 01, 2008 7:41 am

Subcutaneous fat is the fat that CAN be taken out. The fat he is referring to is internal fat or 'omentum' fat. It is the fat under the muscles that surround your internal organs hence why it is too dangerous to try to take out as your organs have a high chance of being nicked which of course is very deadly. So they don't/won't, way to risky.

When you sit, the stuff that rolls should be the stuff that can be taken off. When you press on your midsection and it is harder underneath (usually people with apple shapes) that is usually the omentum fat pushing out against your muscles. The ONLY way to get rid of omentum fat is by proper diet and exercise.

I did a lot of research because my TT and MR with Lipo failed and I thought it may have to do with internal/omentum fat. Even with a TT with MR if you have a lot of omentum fat you still will not be flat, you will be flatter when your muscles are tightened but the PS will only be able to tighten the muscles so far if there is quite a lot of omentum fat. Thankfully, that is not my case and I am having a redo as my MR failed/ripped back open.
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Postby YourOwnChoice » Mon Sep 01, 2008 12:42 pm

kateeg,
Your Dr is correct.
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Postby YourOwnChoice » Mon Sep 01, 2008 12:45 pm

The Truth About Abdominal Fat
But do you know that an abdominal liposuction may not give you a flatter tummy?

This all boils down to the location of your abdominal fat.

Normally, it's located in 2 levels: superficial and deep.

Superficial abdominal fat (or subcutaneous fat) is fat just below your skin and above your abdominal muscles. The surgeon can remove this type of fat by abdominal liposuction.

The deep abdominal fat is fat inside the abdominal cavity on the intestines. The surgeon can't remove this type of fat by liposuction because it would be too dangerous. You can only resort to diet and exercise to get rid of this fat.

Hence, if you've more of this type of fat, liposuction could imporve your tummy shape to a certain extent but would not completely flatten it.... And your dream of getting a flatter tummy is, what shoud I say, not there.

So, do you see the irony of the situation? That abdominal liposuction doesn't remove all of your abdominal fat. You still need to adhere to a combo of exercise and diet, to help slice off the "d-e-e-e-p" fat.

That's after all the troubles and may be risks or even complications you've to go through with liposuction?

If I were you, I'll stick to the tried and true combo of exercise and diet, which helps to slice off both superficial and deep abnominal fat. It's natural, healthy and risk-free. No doubt it needs your hard input, but you get satisfying results all round.....



Yet More Limitations.....
You want to know more limitations of abdominal liposuction? Here, get a grip of all these:




If you've round abdominal musculature, the removal of the superficial fat may not lead to a flatter tummy too


If you've an abdominal bulge due to prominent or outward bulging abdominal muscles with little fat over them, you'll have a hard time getting a flatter tummy from liposuction as liposuction will not affect the underlying abdominal muscle


If you've had pregnancy, it tends to stretch your abdominal muscles and cause your lower abdomen to bulge to a certain degree. This curvature of your abdominal wall muscles determines the flatness or the shape of your abdominal silhouette after liposuction


If you're obese and subsequently lose substantial weight, it's harder to remove the superficial fat because the fat then becomes more fibrous


If the surgeon dosen't completely suction fat from your upper abdomen, when you subsequently gain weight, it'll enlarge your upper abdomen and give the appearance of a bulky midriff





Oh, The Risks.....
I don't want to dampen your enthusiasm if you're "hot" for abdominal liposuction, but I feel you need to know the risks before you go under the "knife"....

Ready for the "ugly" side of this surgery?




If you've abdominal liposuction before, a second time round definitely will cause deeper scaring or fibrosis within the remaining subcutaneous fat. The second time will be harder and riskier because of this excessive fibrosis


If the surgeon removes too much fat from your abdomen or you undergo liposuction in too many areas in one single setting, it's dangerous because you could die as a result of it.


The volume of fat, say like 8 litres (2 gallons) removed in a single setting, is considered excessive. This type of liposuction brings with it big time complications.


It also results in gross irregularities of the skin. You also need to brace for prolonged recovery and possibly disappointing cosmetic results



Excessive duration and intensity of exposure to anesthesia can cause toxicity in your body and as a result you may experience lightheadedness, drowsiness, tinnitis, numb lips and tongue, muscle twitching and convulsions as well as slurred speech



The appearance of irregularities and depressions in the skin. This happens when the surgeon is tired or tries to do too much fat-suction in one session.


If he or she uses large canulas, the risk of these irregularities increases. It's common that the more fat removed from a particular area of your body, the greater the risk of fatty depressions (lipotrops) or fatty lumps (liponots)





Do? Don't Do?
You might think I'm too strong coming down on liposuction because thousands have undergone the surgery and are satisfied with the results.

But you can see that abdominal liposuction may not be the "be all" solution to your fat abdomen because it doesn't remove all the fat there?

You still need to exercise and diet to get rid of those "d-e-e-e-e-p" fat that liposuction can't fix......

My two cents worth: why subject your body to a surgical procedure that's not medically necessary, may be even have to risk your life for it and then receive a backlash because the fat may return? Ooophs! You're back to square one.

You couldn't possibly go for repeated liposuctions (I've explored the risk of second time doing it in above para under "risk") because there's a limit to the amount of surgical trauma your body can safely withstand......

So, the safest way is to exercise and diet, to shed off the excess abdominal fat.

Whatever fat that you can't get rid of, accept it as it is......


Anyway, if you consistently adhere to this combo, there won't be much fat there for you to worry about.

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Postby michelle1172 » Mon Sep 01, 2008 6:12 pm

oops, had my names backwards... thanks for correcting me :oops:
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Postby RebeccaDownunder » Mon Sep 01, 2008 6:36 pm

My girlfriend went for a lipo consult and she was told that she had too much omentum fat and to diet and exercise first. Her PS said she would not get the result she was after with lipo alone.
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Re: Dr. says cannot remove fat that's under my stomach muscl

Postby bundles » Fri Sep 05, 2008 6:24 am

Kateeg wrote:I just had my consultation with my Dr. for liposuction on my stomach, flanks, and lovehandles. He said that I have some fat under my muscles as well as above my muscles. He will not be able to lipo the fat under my stomach muscles and I'm concerned that when he takes the fat out that he can, it won't be that much of a difference. Has anyone heard this from their Dr?


Its deep seated fat (visceral fat). Its packed between organs. People with pot bellies often have excess visceral fat. There doesn't exist any cosmetic procedure on earth that can remove it; only lifestyle changes will reduce it. Its the dangerous fat that cause health problems. Its even metabolically different type of fat than superficial fat.

I was amazed that I had never heard of this fat before until my consultation with my PS.
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