Fat buildup due to insulin injections, is liposuction the answer?

I have been Type I diabetic for more than 31 years; 10 years doing 4 injections a day, since then I have been on an insulin pump. I insert in my lower abdominal area and have developed a belly that does not seem to related to the rest of my body. I have been doing online research with few results. However liposuction has been suggested as a treatment. I am not the only diabetic who has this problem. Will liposuction help me?

This has probably more to do with your genetic body shape than anything else. Liposuction can improve your shape to a certain extent as the elastic tone of your skin is an important factor in how well it would shrink after the liposuction. Sometimes the Vaser or Smartliposuction technology will help the suctioned skin shrink better than standard cannula suction. Do your homework and get 3 or so opinions from a board certified plastic surgeon in your area.

Peter P. Kay MD, FACS
Peter P. Kay MD, FACS
2355 N Wyatt DrTucsonAZ85712US

Peter P. Kay MD, FACS

2355 N. Wyatt Drive, Suite 111,Tucson, AZ,
85712, US

Consider starting with your primary Care Practitioner for a full metabolic & hormonal work-up. Then, consider a consistent diabetic diet & exercise program. Often a nutritionist can be of great assistance. If all stays the same and your work up is normal for an Insulin Dependent Diabetic then, liposuction may be of help to you.

Best,

Gary Culbertson, MD, FACS

Gary R. Culbertson MD, FACS
Gary R. Culbertson MD, FACS
18 Miller RdSumterSC29150US

Gary R. Culbertson MD, FACS

Iris Surgery Center, 18 Miller Road, Sumter,
SC, 29150, US

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