I Have Fat Pockets in All the Wrong Places: Can You Help?

Oct 02, 2023

 I Have Fat Pockets in All the Wrong Places: Can You Help?

Sometimes just a few inches of extra fat can become a major source of insecurity, especially if exercise and diet changes don’t seem to make a difference. Fortunately, our team can help using evidence-based treatments to balance your proportions.

We all know that there’s no “correct” body shape: Due to bone structure and fat distribution, your body is unique to you. Still, external factors like the media and your home environment can influence the way you feel about how your body looks. 

Many people take issue with their natural fat distribution. Though there’s nothing inherently wrong with a little extra body fat, you might feel that a couple of extra pounds concentrated on your hips, buttocks, stomach, or thighs accentuate your features in all the wrong ways. The frustration only escalates when you feel like you’re doing everything right with regard to diet and exercise without seeing any changes in your proportions. 

At Women’s Health Institute in Macon or Warner Robins, Georgia, Nnaemeka Umerah, MD, and Anayo Umerah, MD, specialize in surgical and nonsurgical body contouring to eliminate excess fat cells. These are not weight loss treatments: Rather, they cut down on those pockets of fat that seem to resist diet and exercise efforts. If you’re as close as possible to your goal weight but still see extra fat in areas where you’d rather not have it, consider visiting either of our offices for a personalized consultation. 

Liposuction — saying goodbye to extra fat through surgery

Liposuction is perhaps the most well-known method for removing unwanted fat. It's a surgical procedure that involves the suction of fat cells from beneath the skin through small incisions. Liposuction can be performed on various body areas, such as the abdomen, thighs, arms, and chin, making it versatile for addressing multiple trouble spots.

Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure but rather a body contouring technique. It offers rapid results with minimal scarring, and the recovery time is relatively short compared to more invasive surgeries.

Fat transfer — moving your extra fat where it’s needed

Fat transfer, also known as fat grafting, is a cosmetic surgery that involves the removal of excess fat from one area of the body, typically through liposuction, and its subsequent transferral to another area where you would rather have a bit of volume. Common areas for fat transfer include the buttocks (Brazilian Butt Lift) and the face (facial fat grafting).

One of the key benefits of fat transfer is that it uses your body's natural tissue, which reduces the risk of allergic reactions or rejection of implants or filler. It also provides a more natural texture and longer-lasting result than synthetic fillers.


Tummy tuck for a flatter belly

A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a surgery you can use to remove excess fat and loose skin from your midsection. It's an excellent option after significant weight loss or pregnancy, which can both leave excess skin and fat pockets that don’t respond to exercise or dieting. 

During a tummy tuck, our team removes excess skin and tightens your abdominal muscles. They can combine your tummy tuck with liposuction to remove extra fat in the region, resulting in a firmer and flatter abdomen.

Our minimally invasive specialty

Not ready, willing, or able to undergo full fat removal surgery? BodyTite® by InMode is a cutting-edge, minimally invasive body contouring technology we have in our office. It uses radiofrequency-assisted liposuction to remove excess fat through a tiny incision while simultaneously tightening your skin. This innovative approach results in personalized body contouring with less bruising, swelling, and scarring than traditional liposuction.

One of the key advantages of BodyTite is that it stimulates collagen production, which enhances skin elasticity and contributes to a tighter and more youthful appearance. The procedure is versatile and can be used on various body areas, including the abdomen, thighs, arms, and neck.

Making the right decision

Our team can sit down with you during a consultation and help you decide between our fat removal offerings. Our experts review your medical history and evaluate your body composition with advanced testing. They can then make personalized recommendations based on your goals and needs so you can be sure your treatment is an excellent match. Call Women’s Health Institute or book an appointment online to get started with removing your extra fat today.