Stomach liposuction uses suction to remove fat and reshape the contours of the abdominal area. Stomach liposuction is the most frequently performed liposuction, equally popular with men and women. In fact the stomach area is the most common body area treated by liposuction surgery. Stomach liposuction is the most frequently performed liposuction, equally popular with men and women. One reason that stomach liposuction is so common is that abdominal fat is especially resistant to diet and exercise. Because stomach liposuction involves fewer complications and less postoperative pain, it is quickly replacing the tummy tuck. Many men and women have an upper abdominal or lower abdominal area of excess fat, and some have both.
In this method, the stomach fat is numbed gently using a dilute solution of local anesthesia, and the fat is extracted using very small surgical instruments called microcannulas. Since, microcannulas remove a controlled amount of fat with each pass through the area being sculpted, they produce a smoother result than traditional liposuction using larger instruments.
What are the benefits of abdominal liposuction?
Abdominal liposculpture flattens the abdomen, reduces upper and lower tummy bulges, and stimulates skin and tissue tightening. Most patients see a reduction in overall “jiggliness” and stomach circumference. After the procedure, the abdomen is smaller, clothing fits better, and the stomach area is in proportion to the overall body contour. For male patients, abdominal liposculpture can restore a lost “six-pack” and for women the procedure can bring back the sleek stomach they had in their youth. Because up to 10 liters (well over 2 gallons!) of fat can be removed, the results of abdominal liposculpture can vary from natural to very dramatic.
Abdominal fat deposits can be extremely resistant to diet or exercise.The tendency to accumulate fat in the abdomen ( stomach area )may be inherited, and this fat is often especially resistant to diet and exercise. Many patients become discouraged at having lost unwanted pounds without seeing a flatter abdomen. A common complaint is that exercise is just “making my stomach flatter”, or after months of exercise and overall improvement there has ben no change in the waistline. Tumescent stomach liposuction allows large areas to be treated without significant invasion, using small instruments called cannelas. Tumescent stomach liposuction usually requires only a local anesthetic, greatly reducing side effects and risks.
If you choose bypass surgery, here’s what you need to know:
* It’s not a quick fix or a walk in the park. This drastic alternative includes pain, hospitalization, and high risk factors.
* You must change your eating habits after the surgery and keep them for life. Absolutely no more overeating.
* You might or might not lose all the weight you want to lose. On average, a person loses 60 percent of their excess weight. So if you’re 100 pounds overweight, you could expect to lose 60 pounds.
Many people wonder if they need a tummy tuck instead of stomach liposuction. A tummy tuck is an invasive procedure and carries a much higher risk than minimally invasive liposuction. The risk of death from a tummy tuck procedure is real; whereas, there have been no deaths and very few complications reported in liposuction using local anesthesia only