The mid-section of the body is one of the hardest areas of the human body for one to lose weight. The legs just like the abdomen are perfect areas for fat deposits to accumulate.
It takes ages before those sit-ups you’ve been doing for months yield significant results. You have tried cutting your food portions, become a vegetarian, and stuck to liquid meals for particular durations of time all in a bid to do away with belly fat. But you can only try for so long before it is time to find another viable alternative.
Liposuction procedure, how it is done
The procedure is performed by a board-certified professional who is qualified and experienced to give you the best results. He or she works with care, attention, and skill. Using modern liposuction equipment the surgeon after placing the patient under general anesthesia and making several incisions starts to remove excess fat from the upper abdomen and slowly moves downwards to cover the waist and the lower parts of the abdomen. After 1 hour to about 3 hours, the procedure is done. The surgeon closes the incisions using self-dissolvable sutures or surgical tape.
There are several methods of liposuction – “classic”, “laser”, “ultrasound”. The classic method is to use a hollow tube (cannula) to remove fat, while laser and ultrasound use laser radiation or ultrasound, respectively, to destroy fat cells before removing them.
In our clinics for fat removal from large areas as abdomen, thighs or flanks surgeon use Laser Lipolysis with aspiration which provide an immediate visible results like up to 4 litres of fat lose in one go.
The major numbers of procedures are done on an outpatient basis, where the patient heads home some hours after the surgery. He or she is given medicine to help minimize the side effects and keep the patient safe from infection. With more than 8 zones of Liposuction done at a time or when Liposuction is combined with other cosmetic surgery procedures, a patient will need to stay at a clinic overnight.
Expect side effects such as swelling, soreness, and numbness. In 2 weeks or 3 weeks, the patient is able to fully return to his or her routine. Note however that recovery is still in progress. It will take you three to six months before you can see the final results of the liposuction procedure. This as will see in the pictures that were taken before and after the procedure.
Other procedures that can be done in combination with abdomen liposuction include:
Tummy tuck surgery is scientifically known as abdominoplasty. This is mainly a cosmetic procedure aimed at making the patient’s abdomen firmer and thinner. The surgeon uses various techniques to remove excess skin and fat from both the lower and upper abdomen. Patients who have given birth, have gained a significant amount of weight, or patients who have lost a lot of weight and have excess skin make perfect candidates for the tummy tuck surgery.
After intricate consultations with the surgeon, he or she will pick one out of three ways he or she can perform the tummy tuck surgery. These include:
Full tummy tuck or abdominoplasty
This is meant for those patients with excess skin and fat in areas throughout the upper and lower abdomen. Here the surgeon places an incision on the patient’s lower abdomen starting from the right side all the way to left side. The surgeon will thereafter, remove excess fat, remove excess skin, tighten the muscles, move the belly button if necessary and then seal the incision.
Partial or mini tummy tuck
If a patient has most of the excess fat and excess in his or her lower abdomen below the belly button. Here, the surgeon will not move your belly button but instead, will cut smaller incisions to remove excess fat and tighten the abdominal muscles.
Low-traumatic, performed through small incisions, can be combined with Liposuction. It is performed only in the lower abdomen and in the absence of hernias. Her goal – to remove the divergence of the rectus abdominis muscles, and not to remove excess tissue.
The above tummy tuck procedures take anywhere from 1 hour to 5 hours depending on the patient’s situation. It is done under general anesthesia and the patient is asked to stay in the clinic for recovery from 1 to 3 nights.
After 2 weeks to 3 weeks, you will notice that all the swelling, soreness, numbness, bruising and pain will have faded away.
It is important to remember that Abdominoplasty, as well as Liposuction, cannot be used to treat obesity because it does not eliminate the cause of the problems. The result of the operation is long-term if there is no weight gain and pregnancy does not occur.
It should also be kept in mind that this surgical intervention leads to extensive tissue trauma and is quite complex. After it, a high-quality rehabilitation period and rigorous implementation of the doctor’s recommendations are crucial.
Costs differ and prices are set on a case to case basis. Factors such as combination surgical procedures or complexity of a certain case play a great role in pricing differences.
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