Stomach Liposuction

Liposuction over the stomach area is very commonly requested. The stomach is one of the most common areas to be sculpted by liposuction, and liposuction can produce excellent results using the minimally invasive technique. 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.

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.

Liposuction is serious surgery. It requires anesthetics and can have complications. A newly trim abdomen can provide a psychological lift and an extra lure to exercise regularly and maintain fitness. Many patients even find physical activity more enjoyable after shedding extra fat, and they also find that clothes watch to fit better. Some drainage of fluids from the stomach liposuction incisions may occur, and is normal. The drainage after stomach liposuction will actually allow the results of the treatment to be seen sooner. However, once the drainage slows, stomach liposuction patients may notice an augment in abdominal swelling, which takes longer to decrease. Due to swelling, stomach liposuction patients may have to wait a few weeks or months to see the results of their stomach liposuction procedure.