Belly Fat Treatment Options

Best Surgery to Get Rid of Belly Fat

Belly fat is a source of insecurity for many people. Some hide behind loose clothing. Others keep their arms folded over their stomach. In many cases, even when the rest of their body is tight and fit, belly fat remains an obstacle to feeling beautiful and comfortable. Unfortunately, abdominal fat is notoriously difficult to get rid of with diet and exercise alone. If you’ve tried everything you can to get rid of unwanted abdominal fat and it’s just not working, you may want to consider surgery. Here are the three best surgical procedures for getting rid of belly fat.   



Liposuction is a safe and effective fat removal procedure that allows for a complete customization of all your body contours. The procedure involves insertion of a small instrument (cannula) through a strategically placed incision in the treatment area. The doctor uses the cannula to suck out excess fat and create sexy, shapely contours.  Liposuction can be done in just about any area of the body where you have unwanted pockets of fat. When it comes to getting rid of belly fat and contouring the midsection, many people opt for liposuction not only of the abdominal area but also the flanks and love handles in order to achieve their desired results. 

One important thing to remember is that liposuction does not treat sagging skin. If you have a substantial amount of fat removed with liposuction, you may wind up with loose, sagging skin. Depending on the amount of fat to be removed, Dr. Laverson may recommend a combination tummy tuck and liposuction. 


Tummy Tuck

Tummy tuck surgery in San Diego, also called abdominoplasty, is another highly effective way to get rid of unwanted belly fat and sculpt the midsection for beautiful, feminine curves. Unlike liposuction, the tummy tuck addresses not only excess fat, but also loose sagging skin. Many moms opt for a tummy tuck to correct the variety of unappealing aesthetics associated with a post-baby belly. The tummy tuck is also a great option for patients who have lost a substantial amount of weight and have loose excess skin in the abdominal area. Tummy tuck surgery provides a serious transformation for those ready for Wow results. 

While there are a few different types of tummy tuck surgeries, Dr. Laverson’s is the very best. He applies several innovative techniques to shorten and lower the scar for minimal visibility, and to simulate fit abdominal contours. Through the thoughtful creation and precise execution of a highly customized treatment plan, Dr. Laverson removes excess skin and fat and tightens abdominal connective tissue to correct bulging and flatten the abdomen. His fitness technique sculpts surface contours over an internal four-layer “power suture” that stabilizes the tightened abdominal wall, and he makes every effort to locate scars where they’ll be hidden behind swimwear and intimate wear.  


Mini Tummy Tuck

A mini tummy tuck is a procedure that eliminates excess fat and skin and corrects minor skin laxity or excess skin in the lower abdomen, the area between the pubis and the belly button. Although many people assume that the mini tummy tuck is a “light” or “partial” version of a tummy tuck, this isn’t quite true. Instead, it may help to think of the mini tummy tuck as a more localized version of the tummy tuck. The mini tummy tuck is more limited in scope than the full tummy tuck, however, as it cannot provide skin tightening in the upper abdominal area or correct separated ab muscles.  Very few patients are good candidates for the mini tummy tuck due to the specific nature of having skin and muscle laxity restricted to the lower belly. Most tummy tuck candidates have belly fat and loose skin both above and below the belly button. But for those who are good candidates, the mini tummy tuck will tighten and reshape the lower abdominal area, resulting in a slimmer appearance and a boost in confidence, no matter what you wear. 

Don’t worry if you’re still unsure which surgery is best for you. During your consultation with Dr. Laverson, he’ll perform a thorough examination and evaluation to help determine the best course of action for slimming and sculpting your midsection so you can achieve the sexiest, most feminine body contours possible. 


Want a flatter stomach that looks great in everything?  Visit Feel Beautiful today!

The way you carry yourself says so much about you. If you’re ready to stop hiding your belly behind loose clothing or folded arms, Dr. Laverson is here to help. As one of the top plastic surgeons in San Diego County, Dr. Laverson is skilled and experienced in an extensive range of surgical procedures and techniques. He’s also highly artistic and extremely meticulous about helping his patients achieve their aesthetic goals. For more information on Dr. Laverson’s body sculpting services, including liposuction and tummy tuck surgery, or to schedule a consultation, give us a call at Feel Beautiful at (858) 295-4001 today. 

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