Abdominal Liposuction also known as abdominal lipoplasty, or “lipo” eliminates, through suction, excess fat from specific areas in the abdomen. The goal of this procedure is to give the best possible “natural” body contouring.
Abdominal liposuction is probably the most common type of lipoplasty surgeries. And although it may be performed separately, an abdominal liposuction is often combined with other surgeries as part of a body lift treatment.
An abdominal liposuction consists of a three-step process mainly:
-Separation: which is when the unwanted fat cells are emulsified and loosened.
– Aspiration: which is when these loosened fat cells get sucked into the surgeon’s liposuction cannula.
– Fat equalization: the remaining fat in the abdomen is equally smoothed out and surfaced, in order to prevent contour deformities and to maintain a nice body contour.
Because they are very small, incisions that are done during the abdominal lipoplasty barely remain visible after scarring. Generally, your surgeon will try to make the proper incisions in hidden areas
The results of liposuction will be long lasting, provided you maintain a stable weight and general fitness. Your improved body contour will be apparent when the swelling and fluid retention commonly experienced following liposuction subside.
Who can have this surgery?
The best candidates for liposuction have localized deposits of fat in their abdomen. Ideally, liposuction candidates should healthy, physically fit and not more than 10 kg overweight.