When it comes to an unwanted area of fullness the abdomen is unique.
Some of your “spare tire” may be made up of excess fat around your intestines and thus beneath the abdominal muscles. This fat cannot be removed by liposuction but may be reduced by general weight loss. If, however, your abdominal fullness is mostly or solely caused by fat above the abdominal muscles then it can be removed by abdominal liposuction. You can tell where the excess fat is by pinching the skin. You will be able to pinch the skin and superficial fat. You cannot pinch the fat beneath the abdominal muscles. The goal for abdominal liposuction is to reduce the fat above the abdominal muscles to about an inch or less in the pinch test.
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