Ugh... Liposuction?

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    Sep 10, 2007 5:11 AM GMT
    Okay, I'm not someone who is lazy and is looking for an easy way out. I love working out, and my favorite meal is a skinless chicken breast with vegetables (you wouldn't believe how great my boyfriend is at cooking chicken). I'm 5'11" and 140 lbs. If I lose any more weight I'm going to look anorexic in my face and chest (if I don't already), but certainly not in my mid-section. So that's my problem...

    Everyone says you can't target the stomach/abs by exercising, you just have to get your body fat down, and I believe that's true. Well, look at my pic and my weight/height. I don't think I can get my body fat any lower. At least, not while still remaining healthy (if you disagree though, please let me know how to do so). So I'm at the point where I'm wondering what options I have to lose the last few pounds of "jiggle" that just won't give way to the abs that I really think are ready to come out.

    Is liposuction something even worth considering, or am I crazy? I'm sort of at my wits end trying to figure out how to get rid of this little bit of extra padding that I just don't see the need for. Please, no negative comments, I'm just looking for some honest opinions on the procedure and if there are any other options worth pursuing if lipo isn't a good idea.

    Thanks for any/all thoughts.

    J
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    Sep 10, 2007 5:31 AM GMT
    I have the same issue and aside from it I also have Scoliosis (curvature and deformity of the spine)so i cant really do lots of abdominal exercises. Is lipo the only solution? I hope not.
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    Sep 10, 2007 5:40 AM GMT
    I hope not either. Is it completely vain to want to get rid of this last little bit that's bugging the shit out of me? It's just so frustrating when you feel like it doesn't matter how hard you work to be stuck with something that you just don't like.
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    Sep 10, 2007 1:54 PM GMT
    jayboy you say you don't want negative comments but where exactly is this fat you want to lose? looking at your picture i can't see any at all.

    however, i know what it feels like to be convinced you need to change.

    have you heard of 'smartlipo'? it's a non surgical process using lazer technology for removing pockets of fat. google it.
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    Sep 10, 2007 2:26 PM GMT
    maybe you need to build up your abs so there is something there to pop out in the first place?
  • art_smass

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    Sep 10, 2007 2:41 PM GMT
    I had a minor operation when I was a kid that healed badly and left a dent beneath the scar. Once I began working out a lot it became more obvious, so I saw a cosmetic surgeon to see what I could do about it. He suggested a fat graft, which essentially was sucking fat out of one place to inject into another. I went ahead and had the operation.

    I've had a few minor surgeries. I had deeply impacted wisdom teeth, an outpatient procedure on my biceps to remove a malformed blood vessel, and a couple of other things. I even have a tattoo ON my right nipple. Nothing compared to the pain of liposuction, and I didn't even get much done. He probably removed enough to fill a pill bottle.

    I can't imagine how people get their stomachs or their asses done. They must live on painkillers and sit in bed for months afterward. That's a sacrifice I wouldn't be willing to make.
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    Sep 10, 2007 8:49 PM GMT
    well we live in the 21st century
    and plastic surgery exists

    so if you dont like something
    i dont see why you shouldnt
    snip, suck, and tuck
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    Sep 10, 2007 10:25 PM GMT
    Jayboy...where are you seeing this fat? You even have the much sought after "Adonis' belt". You can only have that if you've got very little belly fat across your abs.

    Have you considered that you are "obssessing" yourself into believing you have fat there?

    I'm envious...

    John
  • trebor965

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    Sep 10, 2007 11:17 PM GMT
    i would love to get a group of randoms together that wanted some plastic surgery. we could have a destination surgery vacation. brazil, new midsection, margaritas, pool, strangers, bruising, tropical breeze, gauze, inexpensive medical bills. mmmmmm sounds like heaven. anyone interested? hell in some countries you could have your dick put on your chin if you want. have a little fun try it.
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    Sep 11, 2007 12:43 AM GMT
    To the OP: I'll be straight with you--you either have a warped idea of your body or are trolling for compliments. Either way, let it go, relax and enjoy the great body you have. If you continue to worry about it, get professional help.

    (I, on the other hand, can see that even if I keep losing weight I'm going to probably have some spare tire issues to take care of eventually. Just in case I've been saving in a special little liposuction fund :) I say if it works, go for it!)
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    Sep 13, 2007 12:22 AM GMT
    Jayboy,

    I do think lipo is the way to go for some people but not all and in my case i need it. I have area's on my body that are basically problem area's where ill never get rid of the fat no matter how much i diet & exercise. When i do work out and diet those area's do go down slightly but i can never get rid of them no matter what. I have had a few consultations with surgeons on this and they have told me these are just problem area's for some people and we will never get rid of the fat through regular diet and exercise. I love to work out and i diet regulary and have changed it up several times but nothing has worked and i'm not going to live at the gym and have some insane diet because those only work for the short term. So i think you should talk it over with a good Certified Plastic Surgeon in your area they will tell you if your a good candidate for lipo or not!. I have researched this and thought it over and i'm getting lipo for sure!


    P.S. There is also a procedure called lipodissolve which is non surgical that might be the way for you!
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    Sep 13, 2007 12:24 AM GMT
    Call me naive, but if you cannot get rid of something that makes you feel out of proportion, why not just build around it?
  • art_smass

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    Sep 13, 2007 2:02 AM GMT
    Again, IT HURTS. If you're prone to addictions, think twice. You're going to be doped up on painkillers for a while. That can turn into a bigger problem than love handles. Otherwise, if lipo is going to make you happy, go for it.
  • TallGWMvballe...

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    Sep 18, 2007 5:14 PM GMT
    WOW! You already have the pefect body (in my eyes) NO visible body fat at all. The people I know who have had liposuction surgery came back with mixed results.... none were major improvements and a few had problems.

    I agree with those who said you might need help feeling OK with the beautiful body you have.


    -- Ron