Liposuction 360 is a popular term and one of the most sought-after sculpting fat removal procedures. The outpatient liposuction procedure involves removing fat all-around your midsection to give you an hourglass shape. This cosmetic surgery uses tumescent liposuction (under the skin) in 4 specific areas. The doctor removes subcutaneous fat from the abdomen, lower back, flanks (love handles), and waist.
Local anesthesia is injected directly into the target area, avoiding costly hospitalization. The contouring procedure uses the SmartLipo Triplex Laser offering better results than traditional liposuction. The added contour procedure helps to restore a more youthful and sexy appearance to the female body.
Women concerned about their body shape and who want to remove excess fat are excellent candidates for 360-degree liposuction.
Mommy makeovers often include 360-degree lipo as part of a body contour procedure.
If you have a large amount of visceral fat (intrabdominal fat around your internal organs), you may not be a good candidate for this procedure. You should be in good health. This procedure is not a weight loss surgery. It is a body contouring procedure that helps redefine your body shape.
Louis D. Cole, M.D., is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, the American Society of Liposuction Surgery. Dr. Cole has been trained and is certified to perform SmartLipo, tumescent liposuction, power-assisted liposuction, and fat transfer to the breast and buttocks (Brazilian Butt Lift). Dr. Cole has performed hundreds of successful 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.
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 may choose to draw on your body the areas on which he will perform lipo.
You will receive mild sedation 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 areas of your procedure.
The doctor will then insert a cannula to access the fat deposits:
If you choose to have a fat transfer to other areas like the popular Brazilian butt lift, the fat cells will be extracted, cleaned, and immediately reinjected to increase their survival chance.
If you do not avail yourself of a fat transfer, the cannula is equipped with a laser fiber that will liquefy the fat and remove the fat cells. They will be sucked out, and the body will expel the remaining tissue over time. The surgeon can utilize the SmartLipo Triplex laser during the surgery so he 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 may perform some liposculpture to give you precisely the look 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
Most patients experience some discomfort after the fat removal procedure for 2-5 days. The pain usually decreases after the second or third day. We recommend that you rest for 1-2 days after the procedure. You will be wearing a compression garment that will help with the discomfort. Most patients can return to work in 3-4 days. You will have some drainage for the first 24-48 hours after the procedure, which is normal. The tiny incisions will heal and disappear in a few days.
Most of our patients are very pleased after this procedure. It allows you to wear flattering clothing. From form-fitting dresses to beachwear, it makes you feel more confident about your appearance. It usually can decrease your waistline by 4-5 inches and create noticeable curves. There might be some loose skin after the procedure, but new collagen will tighten the skin over time. It is then up to you to eat properly and exercise to keep the new you in shape.
We highly recommend that you discuss a fat transfer procedure in conjunction with your liposuction surgery. Trendy cosmetic procedures include BBL (Brazilian Butt Lift), Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation, and gluteus augmentation.
The procedure costs vary depending on the amount of fat that needs to be removed and the patient’s size. The procedure cost starts at $5500. Larger patients that require more work and contouring are more expensive. Fat transfer to the buttocks (BBL) or breast augmentation can also be added to this procedure for even greater body enhancing results! Additional costs will apply.
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. Still, at Atlanta Liposuction, we strive to obtain excellent results for our patients. The SmartLipo Triplex laser enhances our contouring results and sets us apart from most other facilities.
Does having a prior C-Section matter?
A lot of our patients have had prior C-sections. We can make the C-section scar smoother and remove the fatty pouch that sometimes accumulates above the scar. It is not a contraindication for having Lipo 360.
Is there an age limit for this procedure?
Young and old patients alike can benefit from this procedure. If you are in good general health and don’t have any of the contraindications discussed above, you may qualify for this procedure. At Atlanta Liposuction Specialty Clinic, your safety is our main concern, and we do everything pre-operatively to make sure you are an appropriate candidate.
What is the difference between Lipo 360 and a tummy tuck?
Both are considered cosmetic surgery. Lipo 360 is the removal of fat around your midsection. A Tummy tuck is the removal of fat and skin.
If you are interested in improving the shape of your abdomen, waist, and love handles, this may be an ideal procedure for you. We offer a complimentary initial consultation and would be happy to help you start on a journey to your new and improved figure. Please contact our office for more information, pricing, and financing options.