Working out and dieting for a long time but still have stubborn pockets of fat can be frustrating. Those who realize that while they have a lost of weight, they now have a lot of loose skin that is not attractive. There is something that can be done about this.

Sometimes, choosing to undergo a medical procedure may be the only way to really get the best results. Depending on what a person is interested in, and whether or not they want surgery, there are many different types of fat removal options.

They all have different costs, and the time period that they provide the best results will vary. Those who fear the complications that could go along with surgery may want to have a procedure that is not invasive.

Tummy Tuck:

Getting a tummy tuck is one choice, and it can allow those who have lost a lot of weight to remove some of their excess skin. Even women who have stretch marks after having a child can get a lot of those removed.

Sometimes, even the muscles of the stomach can expand when a person gains or loses a lot of weight. There is a type of tummy tuck that can help to flatten the muscle as well. This will keep people in recovery for about a week.

Those who want a lesser procedure could also get a mini tummy tuck, which requires a smaller incision and less skin can be removed. But for those who have less that they want removed this is good option with a shorter recovery time.


Liposuction is another fat removal procedure. It can really help to get a lot of fat out of the abdomen, but it doesn’t involve any removing of skin. Those who don’t need that can simply have some of their fat removed.

There are two different types of liposuction, and one of them involves using an ultrasound. Many choose to get both an ultrasound liposuction and a regular liposuction. It can be used on several different places on the body, including the stomach and the hips.

It takes around five days to recover from this surgery. Several liters of fat can be removed from the body at one time. It is not uncommon for a patient to have liposuction and then a tummy tuck in order to remove the skin.


Those who don’t want to have any skin removed and have only smaller pockets of fat could look into coolsculpting. This take more time, but it doesn’t have the same risks of getting a surgery. There is no downtime, people can have this procedure and then immediately go back to work.

There may be a little bit of discomfort, but doctors will often prescribe something to make it more pleasant. This procedure is not at all invasive, and it actually involves freezing the fat cells below the skin. About one quarter of the fat in the areas that this is applied. However, more than one treatment is required to get the best results. It may take some time to work, while the results of the surgery are immediate.

No matter what person is interested in, there is a great way to have these stubborn packets of removed. Those who have spent months working on getting their body back may be disappointed to find that there is more loose skin and still some fat that they can not remove. The results of the surgical options are more dramatic, but coolsculpting can allow people no recovery time after the surgery.

However, those who have too much skin on their stomach won’t get any help with that. Those who want both fat removal and removal of skin will need to get both liposuction and a tummy tuck.

All of these choices can help people to get back to the body that they remember and to start looking great. Patients need to find the procedure that best fits their needs.