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Targeted weight loss.

I frequently see patients who are interested in either a Louisville, KY tummy tuck or liposuction and they tell me that they have done countless exercises that target their problem area. The problem is, they tell me, the fat over that area just won’t go away. My response is, “of course it won’t.

There is no such thing as targeted weight loss. In other words, there is no way to exercise a certain part to make the fat in that area go away. The best example is your abdomen. If you do lots of ab work at the gym what you will get are very toned ab muscles. But, if your diet is off and/or you are not doing the right kind of other exercises, the fat hides the nice changes you are causing with all of your hard work. The good thing is that everyone has a 6 pack, the bad is that you may have to alter your diet and exercise pattern to see it.

Weight loss occurs all over your body with diet and exercise. People do loose in some areas before others, but it is out of our control the order in which we loose.

My advice, keep working out and eat well, get a trainer. If you are doing all of this and the area doesn’t improve, call us at 502.721.0330.

Lee Corbett, MD


All posts on this blog are presented by Louisville KY body contouring expert, Dr. Lee Corbett.

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