Ab Liposuction

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Abdomen liposuction

Losing tummy fat is difficult and the abdomen often seems impossible to slim down.

If you are feeling discouraged from not seeing improvements from workouts and dieting, it is time to consider cosmetic improvement. Abdomen lipo surgery is an effective way to obtain the slender, toned tummy you want.

If you are feeling discouraged from not seeing improvements from workouts and dieting, it is time to consider cosmetic improvement. Abdomen lipo surgery is an effective way to obtain the slender, toned tummy you want.

About Abdominal Liposuction

Ab liposuction is a cosmetic surgery that removes unnecessary and often times bothersome fat from the abdomen. Liposuction was developed decades ago and has since been perfected to give you the safe techniques we have today. A liposuction treatment includes small incisions through which a thin tube is inserted. At the tip of the tube is a suction device.

With gentle movements, the tube is used to break up fat cells and suction them from the body. The result is a slimmer, more proportional body.

Liposuction treatment areas include love handles, upper arms, below the chin, the back, chest, thighs, banana roll, buttocks, and abdomen. The abdomen is one of the more popular locations to receive liposuction since it often contains the most exercise-resistant fat deposits. It is called subcutaneous fat and is saved by the body to only use as an energy source in extreme situations. This fat is resilient and often resistant to workouts and dieting. Liposuction can quickly remove this fat and allow the muscle definition and sensual contours of the abdomen to show through.

Tumescent Liposuction 

Dr. Azarfocuses on tried-and-true methods of liposuction that provide the most beautiful, natural results. We do not use more recent developments such as laser liposuction or ultrasound liposuction because there is not enough information available on the long-term effects these practices have on the body. Instead, we use tumescent fluid alongside our lipo surgery.

Tumescent liposuction has an excellent safety record and consistently delivers high-quality results.

Tumescent fluid is composed of saline solution, local anesthesia, and adrenaline. When this fluid is administered to the treatment area, it causes the blood vessels to constrict and the whole area to swell. Fat cells become more accessible and because the blood vessels are constricted, there is much less blood loss. Less blood loss allows there to be less bruising and therefore a shorter, more comfortable recovery. 

Tumescent liposuction is your best, safest liposuction treatment.

Benefits

Liposuction will help you achieve your body goals! One of the primary advantages we like liposuction is it allows our patients to receive the results they want quickly. This treatment is perfect for men and women who are bothered by exercise-resistant fat deposits along their bodies. With liposuction, these bumps and bulges will be slimmed down to help your body appear slim and attractive.

Candidates

Healthy men and women who are within the range of their ideal BMI are good candidates for abdomen liposuction.

These individuals should have healthy, taut skin and either not smoke or be able to take a break from smoking for a few weeks.

If you have been bothered for some time about the appearance of your abdomen and are interested in liposuction, schedule a consultation with Dr. Azar. He will answer your questions and help you determine if lipo surgery is the right choice for you.

Personal Consultation

During your meeting with Dr. Azar, you will learn all about ab liposuction and how this surgery will achieve your desired aesthetic. Dr. Azar will ask about your medical history and current health to determine if you are a healthy candidate for liposuction. The goal of this consultation is for us to learn about you and for you to understand what liposuction is and how it will impact your appearance.

Preparation

Abdomen liposuction preparation

The best way to prepare for your abdominal lipo surgery is to follow the instructions laid out by Dr. Azar.

These instructions will help you navigate the preparation, surgery, and recovery after liposuction treatment. You’ll be advised to fill prescriptions ahead of time, arrange rides, and find someone to stay with you after surgery.

Further instructions will detail what to do 24-hours before your surgery. Follow these instructions carefully to ensure a healthy, positive experience.

Liposuction Procedure

Your abdomen will be cleaned and prepped for surgery. Tumescent fluid will then be administered. The fluid will act as a local anesthesia and prepare the fat cells for removal. A thin cannula will then be inserted to break up and remove the undesired fat cells. Dr. Azar will meticulously sculpt the abdomen and enhance its contours. When he is pleased with the results, the incisions will be closed and bandaged. You will be taken to a recovery room and monitored until you wake up.

Ab Liposuction Recovery

Swelling and bruising are common symptoms after surgery and may prove uncomfortable. However, prescription medications will control this discomfort and help you rest well. 

You will need to sleeponyourback for a few weeks and avoid lifting and strenuous activities. Most patients are able to return to sedentary work after about a week. More physical jobs will require extended downtime.

One of the best ways to ensure you have a healthy recovery is to attend any follow-up appointments with Dr. Azar. These are important to attend because they inform you how you are doing and what to expect for the rest of your recovery.

Results

You will notice an improvement in the contour of your abdomen right away. These results will get better over the next few months as swelling decreases. The outcome accomplished by Dr. Azar will last you years! The best way for your abdomen to continue appearing its best is to eat healthily and exercise often.

Complementary Procedures

Liposuction is often added to many procedures. It is a simple way to enhance the results of cosmetic surgery and help you look that much better. The most common plastic surgeries that liposuction is performed alongside include:

Mommy Makeover

Mothers deserve pampering and the Mommy Makeover can be just what they need to look and feel their best. Giving birth can take a physical toll on the body. A Mommy Makeover is a combination of cosmetic surgeries that seek to restore a young, healthy appearance. Mommy Makeovers typically include Breast Augmentation and a Tummy Tuck. Liposuction is also often included with these procedures or performed separately to slim down stubborn fat pockets. To truly transform your body, a Mommy Makeover with liposuction a great option!

Tummy Tuck

A Tummy Tuck is a surgical procedure that removes sagging, stretched skin from the abdomen. The surgery is popular among mothers and people who have lost significant weight. In a Tummy Tuck, an incision is made from hip to hip just above the pubic hairline. Through this incision, Dr. Azar is able to trim away unnecessary skin and repair the underlying abdominal muscles. Liposuction is frequently used to remove excess fat stores so as to enhance your end result.

Liposuction is a great body contouring tool to combine with either of these procedures. For your best slimming results, ask Dr. Azar about combining liposuction with a Mommy Makeover or Tummy Tuck.

Liposuction Price

Liposuction prices are based on your personalized treatment plan. Everyone’s body is unique and we will customize your procedure to produce your best results. Schedule a consultation with us today or give us a call at (805) 373-7073 to learn more about liposuction.

FAQs

How dangerous is liposuction?

Liposuction is not considered dangerous, especially when it is performed by a highly-skilled surgeon like Dr. Azar. We take precautions at our office to ensure you receive care and treatment that is designed to your body. A meeting will be held to learn all about you and whether you are a healthy candidate for liposuction. We want the best outcome for you and will take the time to ensure it is accomplished.

Can I get rid of belly fat?

Liposuction can slim down subcutaneous fat found just under the skin. However, belly fat may also be caused by visceral fat. This form of fat develops around internal organs and cannot be removed surgically. The best way to lose this fat is with exercise. Fortunately, the body burns off visceral fat fairly quickly, it is subcutaneous fat that is more difficult to remove. Subcutaneous fat is an emergency source of energy for the body. This fat can be stubborn and patients often have it diminished with liposuction so they can achieve their body goals.

Can liposuction give you abs?

Yes. Liposuction can be used to remove and redistribute fat so that your abdominal muscles are more noticeable.

How much does it cost to get liposuction on your stomach?

The cost of your liposuction procedure will relate to the details of your procedure. We have a customized approach that ensures each of our patients get the attention and care they deserve. If you are interested in abdominal liposuction and how it will dramatically impact your appearance, schedule a consultation with Dr. Azar.

Is tummy tuck better than liposuction?

A tummy tuck is one of our more common procedures. It is frequently performed on mothers who are looking to get their pre-baby body back. A tummy tuck and liposuction can be used in one procedure to truly enhance results. The primary difference between liposuction and a tummy tuck is simple. Liposuction is used to remove bulges and small areas of fat. A tummy tuck is used to remove unnecessary skin that is stretched and may sag. Both treatments are great but the treatment that is best for you will relate to your body goals.

How can I lose tummy fat fast?

The best way to lose weight is by changing your lifestyle. Weekly activities, exercise, and wholesome eating will improve your health and help you lose weight. If you do not see the improvements you want and feel you have “hit a wall”, liposuction is a good solution. Lipo surgery will help you remove that last bit of difficult fat that is hiding muscle definition.

How long does it take to recover from liposuction?

The average recovery time is about a week. People with sedentary jobs are able to return to work at this point but people with a physically demanding job may need more rest. Although you can return to work after a week, you will need to avoid strenuous activities for at least three to six weeks. Attending a follow-up appointment with Dr. Azar will help you navigate the last part of your recovery and keep you informed of what to expect.

How much can you lose with liposuction?

The amount of weight you lose with liposuction will depend on how much fat needs to be removed. The main thing to remember is that liposuction is not a weight-loss tool. Lipo surgery is used to sculpt the body and enhance the definition of muscles and natural curves. Dr. Azar will inform you how much fat you can expect to lose in the procedure.