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How Fat Works : Removing Fat through Liposuction

Many patients seeking cosmetic surgery in Denver think fat and fat cells are bad. In reality, they aren’t bad in moderation, just like a lot of other things. It’s only when fat cells begin to store too much fat or are concentrated in a particular area of the body when they can become a cosmetic problem.

Where Fat Lives

Fat cells form deposits under your skin, and in some internal areas throughout your body. Where your fat tends to be concentrated depends on many factors, including whether you’re male or female. Men usually deposit fat in their chests, abdomen and buttocks, while women carry fat in their breasts, hips, waist and buttocks. As a result, men who gain too much weight take on a round “apple” shape, while women tend to take on a “pear” shape.

What Fat Does

Fat is an important element of energy metabolism, body heat insulation and cushioning. Fats are taken into the body through food. Fats in foods are broken down and reassembled into fat molecules which serve as reservoirs of stored energy. The rate at which your body can break down these fat stores for energy determines your weight. People whose bodies break down fat rapidly do not build up the same kinds of fat stores as people whose bodies metabolize fat more slowly.

Losing Weight

Although you can break down fat through diet and exercise, the number of fat cells does not diminish. Instead, fat cells merely get smaller. You can never get rid of fat cells through diet or exercise once you have them. The only way to remove fat cells is through liposuction.

Removing Stubborn Fat

Liposuction sculpts areas that are resistant to diet, and just never seem to go away regardless of your vigorous exercise routine*. If you already eat the right foods and exercise, but still have unsightly fat deposits, liposuction at our Denver offices may be the solution you’re looking for.*

*This information is for education only, and is not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary.

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