Can Stomach Liposuction Give You the Results You Want?

Are you concerned that stomach liposuction might not give you the results that you want? Cosmetic Surgery is as much an art as a science and you need to make sure you and your doctor discuss what your expectations are. Stomach liposuction has many benefits but it isn’t necessarily going to give you Linda Hamilton’s abs, think Terminator 2.

Stomach liposuction is the most commonly performed type of liposuction. This procedure not only reduces fats in the abdomen, it also improves the muscles in your abs. Sometimes confused with a tummy tuck procedure, stomach liposuction is performed just like the traditional liposuction. Recovery time may be longer than tummy tucks because swelling usually occurs after the procedure.

Abdominal fat can be located under your skin (subcutaneous) or internally near your intestinal loops (intra-abdominal). A stomach liposuction works by removing the subcutaneous abdominal fat. Fat deposits from your abdomen are hard to get rid of which is why stomach liposuction can help even when exercise is a normal part of your routine.

A typical stomach liposuction could take around one to two hours. Patients with small areas to be treated can be performed as an outpatient basis, either in an outpatient surgery clinic or at the surgeon’s facility. These kinds of procedures are usually performed under local anesthesia with only mild sedation.

However, for patients who require several stomach liposuction procedures, it is recommended to stay overnight at the hospital for surveillance. These procedures usually include general anesthesia or local anesthesia with deep sedation.

What to Expect

After the procedure, most patients will experience swelling and bruising, which should subside within two weeks. In order to boost your healing process, the surgeon will probably recommend you to perform mild activities.

Typically all stomach liposuction patients are able to return to normal daily living within a few days. However, it is important to avoid strenuous and intense activities to allow your body to heal completely. The surgeon will probably provide you with a compression garment, which should be worn as long as your doctor advises.

Results can be visible around two to three weeks after surgery. However, the full effects of stomach liposuction will only show after several months or a year. This is a procedure where you definitely have to be patient. While the majority of stomach liposuction patients are pleased with the results, some are unhappy since you may lose muscle tone and the skin quality itself may be changed.

Through stomach liposuction, fat cells are removed permanently. Therefore the stomach will not regain the unwanted extra weight in that particular area. This does not guarantee that you will not be able to gain it in another part of the abdomen where the procedure was not performed.

In some ways the result is up to you because you need to be sure to follow the doctors recovery guidelines. If you want to keep or enhance the look your received with the stomach liposuction procedure you should also work with your doctor on an exercise plan and nutritional plan that will help get the results you want.

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