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Liposuction is popular as Lipoplasty, Lipectomy or Lipo which is one of the most common cosmetic surgery that includes the removal of the unwanted and stubborn fats from the body. Liposuction is effective for all those people whose stubborn fats are almost impossible to remove with just dieting and exercises.  A liposuction can effectively remove these stubborn localized fat pockets from areas like abdomen, thighs, buttocks, neck, and chin, an upper and back portion of the arms.

Factors that Determine the Tummy Liposuction Results

Liposuction is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures that can safely remove the extra fats from the body. Liposuction can be beneficial in:

  • Improving the health associated issues that are related to fat loss.
  • Helps to improve the overall appearance and also the reduction in the appearance of cellulite.
  • Boost up the self-esteem and confidence with the change in appearance.

The Location of Abdominal Fat

Adults with near to their ideal weight with firm and elastic skin and a good muscle tone can be considered ideal for the procedure. The candidates must be in a good health and they must not be suffering from any life threatening diseases. Another most important point is the candidates must necessarily be a non-smoker to avoid the complications. They must always keep a positive outlook and realistic expectations from the procedure.

The Abdominal Liposuction Procedure

Surgeons usually perform the procedure under local anesthesia to provide comfort to the candidates undergoing it. The areas where liposuction is to be performed are marked down before beginning with the final procedure. The small incisions are made on those marked spots.
A diluted local Anesthesia is injected into those areas to reduce the bleeding and trauma. A thin hollow tube which is called cannula is inserted through the incisions to loosen the extra fat cells. The cannula is moved in a controlled back and forth motion to dislodge and loosen the fat. This fat is then sucked out from the body by using a surgical syringe attached to that cannula.
The results are visible immediately after the procedure but the final results may be visible after the swelling and fluid retention subsidies. Often the surgeon prefers in combing the liposuction procedures with other procedures like tummy tuck, thigh lift, breast reduction, etc.

Candidates for Abdominal Liposuction

  • Tumescent or traditional liposuction – In this liposuction procedure, a dilute local anesthesia is injected in the area of treatment. This medical solution makes the fat swollen and firm which makes it easy to remove. The medical solution also helps in reducing the blood loss during the surgery. Finally, the fat is sucked out with minimum loss of blood and least bruising.
  • Vaser or advanced ultrasound – This liposuction technique is aided with an ultrasound wave it consists of small probes that are inserted into the skin. The high potential ultrasound restores under the skin and helps to loosen the fat cells without hampering the associated fat cells which sucked out including almost no blood loss or bruising.
  • Mega liposuction – The procedure is used to remove large amounts of fats in one shot. 10 to 15 liters of fat can be removed in a single session. For large sized people, this procedure is perfect for them. It involves a 10 days recovery.

Post-op Healing

Since liposuction is not intended as a weight loss treatment it is found most effective and beneficial on areas like abdomen, flanks, hips, thighs, buttocks, arms, breasts, etc. liposuction is very useful in overall contouring the figure by removing the fat pockets in specific areas.

The Associated Risks and Complications Involved

After undergoing the procedure a compression garment is provided by the surgeon that covers up the treatment areas once the procedure is complete. This help to control the swelling, bruising and compress the skin to achieve the new body contour.
However, it may take several months for the swelling to totally dissipate and enhance the new contour and develop a self-image. After few weeks most of the patients feel comfortable enough to remove their compression garment. In less than a week the candidates are free to walk and move normally. Though a minimal discomfort still persists.