Liposuction?

  • HPgeek934

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    Dec 07, 2012 12:53 AM GMT
    There have been countless threads on here about guys wanting to loose excess belly fat and how they can get abs. My question is, have any of you thought about or had liposuction as a last resort?

    A girlfriend of mine who works out 6 days a week has had a pouch of fat in her stomach for years, so she finally got it lipo'd out and in a matter of days already looks amazing.
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    Dec 07, 2012 1:02 AM GMT
    Hmm... not seriously...

    There's just this little pouch of flab under my navel. When I get my torso all hard and pumped up, it just hangs there, like it's not even part of me. Almost feels like I could tear it off with a hard enough yank icon_redface.gificon_confused.gif

    Anyway, I think it's slowly getting smaller. Not ready for desperate measures yet.
  • Myles_

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    Dec 07, 2012 1:21 AM GMT
    I don't have fat on my belly anymore but I use to... and a lot of it. Theres now excess skin and I want to do a skin graph. Call me shallow :/
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    Dec 07, 2012 3:05 AM GMT
    I have fat and loose skin around my abdomen left over from my obese years. It will not respond to any diet or exercise regimen I throw at it. Even at my leanest, my upper body will be ripped but I'd still have a muffin top, which is extremely frustrating and disheartening. I know the loose skin won't go away without surgery, but I'm beginning to suspect that the stubborn fat is excess adipose tissue due to hyperplasia from my being obese.

    I've seriously considered consulting a cosmetic surgeon to get a professional opinion.
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    Dec 07, 2012 5:31 AM GMT
    I've been fat all my life, and I've never considered liposuction seriously. All my limbs work, and I'm willing to change my lifestyle. What more reason do I need not to?
  • AMoonHawk

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    Dec 07, 2012 5:39 AM GMT
    I'm not that vain and I don't think it would any thing to attract someone. I would rather work out harder, and change my eating habits ... I might, however, do body wraps
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    Dec 07, 2012 5:44 AM GMT
    I had lipo. IT HURT LIKE HELL!!!
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    Dec 07, 2012 5:47 AM GMT
    I have several friends who were thinking about liposuction but I've swayed them to say no. In my opinion, lipo is a quick fix. Some of my friends think that when the fat disappears then they can eat whatever they want and still look good. Nope!! New fat will reappear with an unhealthy diet and then forces you to think of two things: 1) Do I restart a healthy lifestyle? Or 2) Do I go for another quick fix?

    One other thing, I work in healthcare and I've been told by several patients who underwent surgery that the procedure caused nerve damage in their mid abdomen region. I guess that's one of the risks you take with elective cosmetic surgery.
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    Dec 07, 2012 5:48 AM GMT
    Lately I've been thinking about it. Not for my stomach because I can get abs easily but my lower back fat just drives me fucking nuts!!!
  • Medjai

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    Dec 07, 2012 5:51 AM GMT
    It's a stopgap. If you want to be skinny, you have to live that life. Getting lipo will make you skinny for a time, but without a lifestyle chance, you'll end up right back where you started.
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    Dec 07, 2012 5:53 AM GMT
    Well, on the other hand, if they could make a nice kangaroo pouch or something down there, I could carry my phone when I'm naked...
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    Dec 07, 2012 6:16 AM GMT
    i'd try it out to get rid of that last bit of fat on my belly. it just won't go away
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    Dec 07, 2012 8:57 AM GMT
    I'm 55, have had a lot of fun already and outside of being fit for health purposes, I don't care anymore. It's a wonderful feeling. You ought to try it.

    One warning about lipo though. I don't know if this is a real thing as I'm not a medical guy, but I once saw some guy in the gym leaving the shower and I turned to stare because his love handles were noticeably higher than where they'd normally be.

    Again, I'm not certain, but it struck me that he must have lipo'd his love handles then put on some weight which turned him into a teapot.

    So he went from looking probably like a regular guy...
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    to looking like a Picasso...
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    Be careful what you do to yourself.
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    Dec 07, 2012 3:51 PM GMT
    I'd do it 100 times again. Just ensure you're doing it for yourself and not for the attention we all desire.
  • HottJoe

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    Dec 07, 2012 4:14 PM GMT
    I've never been obese. But I'm curious about the guys who talk of excess skin... Can't you tighten it up by using skin firming lotions? They have some powerful stuff on the market. It works really well for keeping up a nubile look well into your 30s. ;)
  • fordnag

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    Dec 07, 2012 4:20 PM GMT
    I have been in the gym for 30 years and thanks to my being fat when I was under 30 years of age, although I have burned off the belly fat, I have a lot of loose skin which ruins my ab posing in competition. I have considered skin reduction surgery and other similar methods, but the cost is way too prohibitive.
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    Dec 07, 2012 5:42 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidI've never been obese. But I'm curious about the guys who talk of excess skin... Can't you tighten it up by using skin firming lotions? They have some powerful stuff on the market. It works really well for keeping up a nubile look well into your 30s. ;)


    This is just my speculation, but the degree to which skin can tighten back up can depend on age, how overweight/obese the person was, and the length of time the person was overweight/obese.

    For example, I think a person who was overweight for only a few months at their heaviest might have an easier time tightening their skin back up compared to a person who was overweight for say ten years at their heaviest.
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    Dec 07, 2012 5:46 PM GMT
    I watched a docu on BBC 3 recently and a guy had lipo done and THEN they added the fat sucked out into his pecs/biceps. I was like what in Frankenstein hell is this he's gonna look a mess ! Cut to recovery and my god did it look good.

    I say if you've got the money/the constitution get it done.
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    Dec 07, 2012 5:49 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidWell, on the other hand, if they could make a nice kangaroo pouch or something down there, I could carry my phone when I'm naked...


    Sorry , Only the female 'Roo has a pouch ...Hahaha


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  • MikemikeMike

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    Dec 07, 2012 5:51 PM GMT
    Saw you bod- no need for lipo u look good. If you lant to be even leaner it's the carbs and simple sugar you consume.
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    Dec 07, 2012 5:53 PM GMT
    .If I had a lipo, I would die. ;p Lol joking but seriously.. I don't have too much body fat around my belly.
  • HPgeek934

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    Dec 07, 2012 5:58 PM GMT
    For the record everyone, I'm not considering it lol. It was just something that I wondered was an option for other people.