VASER Liposuction of the abdomen
Unwanted accumulations of fat can make clothes difficult to fit. With unwanted fat hanging around the stomach area, it may be impossible to buy clothes “off the rack”. Liposuction to the tummy and waist is often helpful in these situations. Aging brings on a general redistribution of body fat, especially around the middle. For women, childbirth can leave behind a roll of stubborn and unsightly belly fat. And, of course, genetics count for a lot, too.
When it comes to liposuction, not all fat is created equal. Fat that is resistant to diet and exercise usually lies beneath the skin and on top of the abdominal muscle wall. Great abdominal liposuction results are seen in patients that have a reasonably good muscle tone and firm elastic skin. If you have a good skin and a good amount of muscle in the abdomen, you will get better results.
Often liposuction of the abdomen can be combined with treatment of the love handles and muffin tops and the size of the whole waistline is reduced, creating a cinched waist, diminishing that square, plump look and giving the whole central section hour-glass curves. The procedure is meant to shape the abdomen and is also very suitable to remove stubborn fats that are hard to remove through diet and exercise.
People worry about loose skin after liposuction. The degree of skin retraction is determined by the pre-operative quality of the skin. Are there stretch marks, cellulite, or an overhanging-fold? Skin tightening is helped greatly with VASER liposuction (see last photo) compared to traditional or non-energy-based removal. The ultrasound energy transmitted by the VASER platform promote profound skin retraction forgoing the need for a tummy tuck and abdominoplasty scars.
Stomach liposuction with VASER is a lot less invasive than traditional liposuction. Fat removal of the abdomen by VASER liposuction is associated with minimal disruption to a busy schedule. The VASER Lipo procedure remove unwanted fat via tumescent local anaesthetic numbing, which is far less invasive than the old-fashioned liposuction procedures. Whether a lot or a little need to be removed, a dramatic aesthetic improvement can be achieved and return to normal daily activity within days.
The abdomen is a problem area for many women, particularly after childbirth and responds very well to liposuction.
If you are unhappy about fat deposits around your stomach that will not surrender to diet or exercise, you have plenty of company. Liposuction is now the most popular form of cosmetic surgery in the 25-50-year olds. While there is no magic wand to make jiggly belly fat go away, liposuction may offer a solution for love handles and other unwanted forms of flab.
Although liposuction is used to get rid of fat, it is not a weight-loss solution. Liposuction works best on deposits of fat that are concentrated areas and resistant to exercise, particularly around the stomach, love handles and muffin tops. You might lose a little weight, but it is not likely to be significant. Liposuction also will not fix a bulging stomach that is caused by weakness in the abdominal wall, and it will not tighten loose skin that has significant stretch marks. For toning and flattening large overhang in the abdominal area, abdominoplasty is preferred, a tummy tuck, in which fat is removed from the belly, the muscle wall repaired, and excess skin removed.
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VASER liposuction is a safe technique most common for removing fat around the abdomen, flanks, and sides. “Tumescent” means that large amounts of buffered salt water are injected into fatty tissue beneath the skin. Our surgeon then targets the fat with VASER ultrasonic energy which emulsify the fat. This makes it ready to remove with a straw like tube called a cannula that is attached to a suction. The doctor moves it back and forth in gentle and calculated motion to uniformly suction out the fat. The procedure takes a couple of hours.
Results & Recovery
With VASER Lipo, we can produce significant results in just one session, without the pain and long downtime of typical liposuction treatments. Most patients report superior results in one session, and faster recovery than traditional liposuction.
After the procedure, the area is bandaged, and the patient must wear a compression garment for one to two weeks. Mild discomfort and bruising may last up to two weeks and swelling may last for two weeks to four weeks. Patients are advised to mobilise early and return to normal daily activity within a couple of days. In general the full effect of liposuction gets better over-time and is seen four months after the procedure is performed.