Liposuction For Your Abdomen / Tummy / WaistPosted on October 1, 2021
Many people are unhappy with fat deposits around their stomach that doesn’t respond to exercise or diet. Liposuction is among the most popular forms of plastic surgery in the United States today. Around 400,000 liposuction procedures were reportedly performed in 2015 according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
Excess fat in the belly area is difficult to remove. Liposuction is one of the best options for eliminating love handles and other types of unwanted fat deposits. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Kim provides liposuction body contouring surgery for the abdomen to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA, and surrounding communities.
Function of Stomach Liposuction
There is a general redistribution of fat in the body because of aging. This is particularly around the mid-body area. Childbirth can result in unwanted, stubborn body fat in women. Genetics play an important role too. However, every type of fat is not the same where liposuction is concerned.
Subcutaneous fat is generally resistant to diet and exercise. This is the fat located under the skin that sits on top of the abdominal muscle wall.
How is Abdominal Liposuction Performed?
Tumescent liposuction cosmetic surgery is generally used for removing fat around the buttocks, thighs, stomach, and ankles. This is one of the safest procedures. Tumescent involves injecting large quantities of buffered salt water in the fatty tissue under the skin.
Your treatment provider will make a small incision in the fatty site to insert a narrow tube or cannula under the flesh. The cannula has a rigid wand at one end and is linked to a vacuum at the other. The cannula will be moved back and forth rapidly by the surgeon to disintegrate the fat.
The procedure doesn’t take more than 45 minutes to two hours. Liposuction generally requires two weeks of downtime. You should be able to notice full effects of the procedure in 6 – 12 weeks. Your treatment provider will bandage the site following the procedure. You will also be asked to wear a compression garment for 1 – 2 weeks.
Pain and bruising for two weeks are normal following the procedure. You may experience swelling lasting 2 – 8 weeks.
Limitations of Waist Liposuction
Liposuction for the abdomen is a fat-loss procedure and should not be used as a weight-loss solution. It is more effective in particular areas, where fat tends to be unresponsive to diet and exercise. This includes thighs, hips, buttocks, and stomach among other areas.
You may lose a little bit of weight following the procedure. Liposuction cannot be used for correcting bulging stomach as a result of abdominal wall weakness. It cannot be used for tightening sagging skin as well. Some treatment providers recommend liposuction with a tummy tuck for toning and flattening the abdominal region effectively.
Liposuction Post-Operative Healing
You may only require Tylenol or acetaminophen following a tumescent liposuction. The pain can be related to the burning sensation following a vigorous work-out session. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. David Kim receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA, and nearby areas for liposuction fat reduction and body contouring surgery for tummy enhancement.
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