Stubborn Belly Fat: Why a Cosmetic Surgery Center Might Be Your Best Option

LiposuctionHaving excess belly fat is about far more than your clothes not fitting properly – it can be a sign of serious health complications, such as diabetes and heart disease, being right around the corner for you.
For most people that stubborn belly fat is getting in the way of having a favorable body shape, but for some odd reason you just can’t shift those last few pounds of belly fat no matter how hard you try, right? The answer to this particular dilemma is to use liposuction, and in Sarasota you can look to the skills of Dr. Sessa to help you in achieving that flat stomach you’ve always wanted.

So why exactly is losing belly fat so difficult?

Your Age

As you get older, your metabolism slows down dramatically – especially in your late 20s and early 30s. This is when you will tend to accumulate fat on your waistline, simply because your exercise and eating habits haven’t changed from when you were in your 20s.
The reality is that it’s much more difficult to lose weight as you grow older, and those stubborn deposits of stomach fat are a perfect example of what happens when your metabolism slows down but your lifestyle doesn’t change to accommodate that.
Your Genetics
It’s a harsh fact of life but some people are genetically predisposed to suffering from excess belly fat as they get older. How prone you are to this will depend on your overall body type i.e. whether or not you’re an endomorph, ectomorph or a mesomorph. An endomorph is far more likely to store body fat (and usually in places they don’t want it), but that doesn’t mean other body types are risk-free when it comes to the issue of stubborn belly fat – you can’t simply eat whatever you want and then just hope for the best.

Your Diet

Processed foods are bad for you. There’s no two ways about this, and the sooner you get your head around this idea the happier and healthier you’ll be. Processed foods are loaded down with sugars, salts and food additives that were never designed to be introduced into the human body in the quantities some people eat them in.
In many cases, these artificial sugars and fats aren’t processed or eliminated by your body, so they simply get stored as fat instead. Eating a diet with as little processed food in it as possible is the healthy diet choice for anyone over the age of 30, and can lead to multiple pounds of natural weight loss without having to change anything else in your life.


When it comes to dealing with belly fat, most people rely on doing thousands of sit-ups or crunches to get rid of it. The problem is that there’s no exercise routine which will eliminate belly fat because that’s not how the human body works.
If you’re already at your target weight, eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly then the only lifestyle change you’re left with making is to reduce your body fat percentage to as close to zero as you can – otherwise that poochy belly isn’t going anywhere. Even at that some tiny fat deposits can stick around forever.

At Sarasota Surgical Arts we always advise our patients to make sure they’ve safely lost as much body fat as they can before using liposuction as the last step in removing those last troublesome fat deposits. We do this because we want each and every one of our patients to get the best results possible from their cosmetic procedure, and the only way to achieve that is through a combination of exercise, healthy eating and expert cosmetic surgery.
If you’d like to know more about the liposuction and body sculpting options available in Sarasota, then give us a call today. We’d love to hear from you!

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