Excess fat around your middle is the number one researched term for liposuction.
Are you tired of spending months of dieting and long hours in the gym to get that elusive chiseled abdomen look?
Abdominal liposuction could be the answer you are looking for to lose that last five pounds around your abdominal fat and show your abdominal muscles.
Abdominal liposuction can help you eliminate those stubborn fat deposits that do not respond to the hours you have spent in the gym.
If your current diet and food restrictions have not given give you the slimmer, fitter, more defined look you have been dreaming of, you should consider abdominal liposuction.
Abdominal liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure that targets the localized fat deposits around your stomach through suction. It is a surgical procedure performed using a local anesthetic in the doctor’s office in less than two hours.
It’s the perfect choice for you if you have fat around your abdominal area. It is not a replacement for weight loss.
Since the procedure uses LaserLipo to physically remove the fat cells from your abdomen, it’s ideal for body contouring and giving you a well-defined core.
At Atlanta Liposuction, we use the Awake Lipo method. This means that instead of general anesthesia and its increased risks, we use only local anesthesia and mild sedation.
With SmartLipo, the surgeons use a laser to loosen the fat, minimize bleeding by cauterizing the blood vessels. The procedure is extremely rapid and is completed within an hour or two with minimal discomfort.
The laser procedure will promote the production of collagen during the weeks following surgery. This is very important as it will help to tighten the skin and give it a youthful appearance.
Louis D. Cole, M.D., is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, the American Society of Liposuction Surgery. Dr. Cole is certified to perform all different forms of power-assisted tumescent liposuction procedures. Dr. Cole has a reputation for his excellent work with BBLs (Brazilian Butt Lift) and FTBA (Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation). Dr. Cole has performed hundreds of successful liposuction surgeries.
Robert Ball, M.D. has over 20 years’ experience as a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Laser Medicine & Surgery. Dr. Ball received the Patients’ Choice Award in 2017 & 2018 and the Compassionate Doctor Certification Award in 2015, 2017, & 2018. Due to Dr. Ball’s years of training in general surgery and plastic surgery, he has been sought out for his abilities to repair and revise cosmetic surgery problems and complications.
We hear a lot about these two procedures, but they are entirely different:
The abdominal liposuction procedure eliminates fat using a powered sucking device called a cannula that removes fat cells and tissue. It is done under local anesthesia. It is recommended for patients with good skin elasticity. It works best for men and women with a BMI of 30 or less. Abdominal liposuction is an outpatient cosmetic surgery procedure done generally in less than two hours. It does not leave any scars.
A Tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure performed on the lower abdomen. It involves general anesthesia. The plastic surgeon will perform two cuts to remove loose skin. He will sew the muscles in your abdominal wall together if they have become stretched out. He will then pull the skin tight over your stomach. It is recommended for patients who have lost elasticity due to pregnancy and have excess skin that cannot resorb itself with exercise and diet in their midsection. There will be visible scars where the doctor has performed the incisions to remove the excess skin.
We also look for patients who have good skin elasticity to resorb lower abdomen loose skin.
To determine if you’re an excellent candidate to get rid of your abdomen fat using liposuction, ask yourself these questions:
If you responded yes to all these questions, you are the right candidate for the surgery.
To get ready for the day itself, you’ll want to:
You have come in having organized a lift to take you home.
You will be meeting with your surgeon to review your pre-op tests, discuss the procedure, and answer any last-minute questions you may have.
The cosmetic surgeon might draw on your body the areas on which he will perform lipo.
You will receive a mild sedative to make it a more pleasant experience.
Tumescent liposuction does not require general anesthesia, which allows you to talk to your surgeon during the whole procedure.
The surgeon will start with small incisions. He injects a combination of lidocaine, sodium bicarbonate, and epinephrine mixed in a Saline solution to numb the area.
The doctor will then use a cannula to access the fat deposits:
Fat transfer to other areas of your body is currently very popular. You may combine your stomach liposuction with a Brazilian butt lift. The extracted fat cells are immediately cleaned and reinjected high up in your buttocks to give them a lifted bubble butt lock.
If you do not avail yourself of a fat transfer, the cannula is equipped with a laser fiber that will liquefy the fat cells. They will be sucked out, and the body will expel the remaining dead tissue over time. The surgeon can utilize the SmartLipo Triplex laser during the surgery so we can achieve superior skin tightening. The body will create new collagen, and the skin will tighten a few weeks after the surgery.
As part of the surgery, the doctor will perform body contouring. These liposuction techniques are different for men and women. Men may go for six-pack abdominal muscles, and women prefer rounder and fitting curves. Sculpting is an art whether you are Michelangelo or a cosmetic liposuction surgeon. We know you are in good hands because our surgeons are experts in tummy liposuction and will give you precisely what you want.
After your surgery, you will receive a follow-up appointment and contact info.
Make sure you have a ride home.
A few days later, you will have a post-op check-up to see your progress.
Abdominal liposuction is fantastic for getting rid of stubborn fat deposits in your stomach area. But, will you see a 6-pack ab after the procedure?
The answer is maybe.
Some patients do see those abs pop out once the fat layer covering them is gone, but not always. What you can count on, though, is a tighter, flatter stomach, improved muscle definition, and an overall slimmer look in the treated areas.
The recovery time for abdominal liposuction can be anywhere from 4-12 weeks. The first 36-72 hours after treatment is the most uncomfortable part of recovery. Patients often experience a combination of numbness and soreness as the anesthetic wears off. Avoid activities that involve twisting, turning in the first three days after surgery to minimize soreness. During this time, patients may take medication prescribed or recommended by our surgeons to help them manage discomfort.
All patients should observe the following guidelines for recovery after an abdomen/tummy liposuction procedure:
We highly recommend that you discuss a fat transfer procedure in conjunction with your fat removal surgery. Trendy cosmetic procedures include BBL, Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation, and gluteus augmentation.
Like all operative procedures, there is a risk of infection. But at our facility, we have a very low infection rate well below 1%. Contour irregularities can also occur when doing the procedure. A signed consent form is required stating that the patient is aware of the benefits and associated risks of the process.
In extremely rare cases, blood clots and fat embolism have been reported as risk factors that patients should be aware of.
Liposuction of the abdomen is one of our most requested procedure at Atlanta Liposuction. We feel confident that we can minimize all risks as your safety and satisfaction is our primary concern.
You can rest assured that our quote is the final price you will pay for your surgery.
Elective Liposuction procedures are generally not covered by insurance. We offer several financing options to make paying for your liposuction procedure with reasonable monthly payments.
We are committed to making your whole experience at Atlanta Liposuction Specialty Clinic as pleasant and painless as possible.
Your safety is our primary concern. Call us at 770-416-0000 to schedule your Norcross visit or start right here with our free Virtual Consultation. The next step is yours!