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Re: Liposuction and bodybuilding

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@m256518p I know zilch about surgical methods of weight loss because I'm one of those exercise addicted spandex wearing competitive senior athletes you read about. So take what I'm about to say from the vantage of one who has earned muscle tone and gold medals the hard way: careful diet, sweat inducing workouts and serious athletic pursuit.


Liposuction seems like a terrible way to spend your retirement money. Additionally, undergoing a clinical procedure in order to feel better seems oxi**bleep**ic.  (m o r o n i c bleeped out there by AARP, so howzabout we just say silly? Smiley Happy) And it won't fix the behaviors that lead to the weight gain.


Continued movement and diet restriction will help with that spare tire, it will also help improve your metabolism, whereas liposuction will not. Changing your metabolism will help you get the most our of your weight loss efforts. But keep in mind that this process takes time. You didn't get that spare tire overnight and you are not going to get to a new, healthier place overnight, either.


Have you tried an ab roller? (Also known as an ab wheel) DH and I have been using one of these to sculpt our torsos. Easy peasy, cheaper than lipo. Smiley Happy


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Re: Liposuction and bodybuilding

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I've gained & lost weight multiple times .. but to be honest it was never a mystery why either happened; either I watched my eating & ate healthy .. or I didn't.


I think it would be smarter long-term, to talk to a doctor with a strong background in nutrition/exercise about your "spare tire", and exercises/foods that would help eliminate it .. and NOT a doctor who does liposuction, cool sculpting, or any other form of plastic surgery.

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Liposuction and bodybuilding

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Hey!! I started putting weight when I was 14 years old. At the age of 23, I was 320lbs and that was the time I said "enough". I lost nearly 80lbs in a year and slowly lost another 10lbs while trying to build a good body.

When I cut with proper diet and cardio, I get very lean quickly. But I have a spare tire around my waist. It's ruining the whole picture. For the last 2 years, I have tried my best to remove the fat deposited around my waist. It is so frustrating to see your body making a great change overall but still having horrible spots that require more efforts. Even after putting a lot of effort it's not completely disappearing. 

I'm now considering liposuction from a clinic in Windsor to solve this problem. I would like to hear your suggestions regarding this. 

No matter what I do, I gain fat easily without any hesitation. I'm just fed up of all this. I would be grateful if you could share your experience. Thanks in advance!!    


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