In recent posts, we've talked a lot about the benefits of liposuction and other figure-enhancing treatments for women whose bodies have changed after giving birth. However, new mothers aren't the only ones who may feel self-conscious about the weight they carry.

Recently, one woman expressed her frustration about an issue many others may relate to all too well, and turned to the renowned Dear Abby advice column for advice.

"I'm a single, successful professional woman who carries her weight in one place — my belly […] Because of this, I'm often mistaken for being pregnant.," the Milwaukee resident wrote. She added that no amount of dieting or exercise could counter the pronounced appearance of a baby bump.

As well as suggesting that the writer seek out support garments and consult experts in fitness and nutrition, Abby also conceded that, in some cases, liposuction may be the best and even the only route to truly remedy this issue.

Unlike dieting and exercise, liposuction enables a plastic surgeon to specifically target the fatty deposits that can cause so much frustration and embarrassment. In this woman's case, this cosmetic enhancement could well spare her further inquiries like "When are you due?"

If you just can't seem to shift the weight along your arms, thighs or some other area of your physique through traditional methods, then consider consulting board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Lett about your options.  At the Lett Center in Lebanon, Tennessee, we offer liposuction, tummy tucks and other transformative procedures that can improve your proportions and spare you from any more uncomfortable exchanges.