Discover Everything You Need To Know About Stomach Liposuction!
Stomach liposuction, better known under the name abdominal liposuction, is one of the most common liposuction procedures for both men and women. Stomach liposuction also has become a lot less invasive, especially since the arrival of the tumescent liposuction techniques. Do you want to know what you can expect from stomach liposuction and how it is performed? Find out everything you need to know below!
What Is The Difference Between Liposuction and Tummy Tuck?
When you want a more defined abdomen, liposuction or tummy tuck are going to be the procedures you will consider. However, there are some crucial differences between both techniques patients should be aware of before they choose one procedure over the other.
A stomach liposuction is usually performed when there is a certain amount of localised fat tissue in a certain area of the abdomen. The most common way to remove this fat is via tumescent liposuction, which is far less invasive than the old-fashioned liposuction procedures with wide cannulae.
Tumescent liposuction of the abdomen is executed with a series of micro-instruments, including a small tube or cannula used to remove the excess fat from the abdominal region. 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.
Abdominal liposuction will be used for patients that have a reasonably good muscle tone and elastic skin. If you have a fairly good skin and a good amount of muscle in the abdomen, you will get better results from a liposuction procedure.
The tummy tuck works slightly different than the abdominal liposuction, since it is not necessarily used to remove excess fat, but to remove excess skin and to tighten your abdominal muscles.
During the tummy tuck procedure, the surgeon will make an incision across the lower abdomen. The incision made in the abdomen will allow the surgeon to remove any excess skin and tighten the abdominal muscles.
Contrary to liposuction, tummy tuck procedures are mainly implemented for patients who do not have a serious amount of fatty tissue, but lack the muscle tone or skin elasticity for a toned abdomen. The tummy tuck procedure can also be combined with an abdominal liposuction in patients who have a lot of weight to lose and could be left with excess skin after the initial liposuction procedure.
Should I Choose Tummy Tuck Or Stomach Liposuction?
The procedure you choose will heavily depend on the issues you wish to tackle. As we mentioned before, both stomach liposuction and tummy tuck have a very specific goal. The liposuction procedure is usually used to kick-start weight loss, while the tummy tuck will provide the patient with a more defined muscle tone in the abdominal region.
What Can I Expect After A Stomach Liposuction?
Since the arrival of tumescent techniques in the world of cosmetic surgery, recovery has become a lot quicker. Most patients who leave the clinic after an abdominal liposuction will not need any strong painkillers and can usually get by with over-the-counter pain medication. However, Dr Lanzer can prescribe some painkillers or antibiotics to prevent infection after the procedure has taken place.
Most patients who have a stomach liposuction will experience some slight discomfort after the procedure. The discomfort most patients experience can be compared to a light sunburn and is usually noticeable when flexing or touching the affected area.
Given the fact that the tumescent fluid used in abdominal liposuction can stay in the body for a maximum of 18 hours, most patients will not have to take any additional strong pain medication. Most of the discomfort will occur in the first two days after the surgery and will not need any strong medication. However, if you experience pain that is out of the ordinary for this procedure, we recommend contacting the clinic right away for advice.
The majority of patients will also experience some minor swelling after the liposuction procedure, this is quite normal and usually subsides pretty quickly for patients who chose the tumescent liposuction. Any swelling as a result from the procedure usually starts to subside on the fourth week after the procedure.
Most patients can resume their normal activities almost right away, although it is recommended to be careful until your body has healed. It is not recommended to do strong activity for 2 weeks.
Good hygiene is also essential after the liposuction procedure, considering that bad hygiene can lead to infection and cause complications. Patients should shower at least once a day starting the day after the liposuction procedure and use the antisceptic wash prescribed before surgery.
The aftercare can depend somewhat on the specific procedure a patient had or how their body is responding to the procedure. Dr Lanzer and his medical team will provide you with plenty of information about aftercare and ensure you have all the information you need when you leave the clinic.
Dr Lanzer is a very HANDS ON SURGEON and will like to see you frequently after surgery. You will have direct access to him if you have any concerns. All the aftercare is included in the initial costs.
Patients should arrange a ride home after the procedure, considering the fact that the anaesthetic can remain in the body for some hours. It is not recommended to take public transport, considering some patients may feel a little disorientated after the procedure.
Are There Certain Denominators That Can Affect The Success Of Stomach Liposuction?
All patients coming to the Dr Lanzer clinic will have to undergo thorough evaluation before Dr Lanzer recommends a course of action, this to provide each patient with a good success rate. The success rate of a liposuction procedure can depend on many different things, this includes your history of weight loss and weight gain, age, sex, the amount of abdominal fat and the area where the majority of the fat is localised.
How Do I Book An Appointment For Stomach Liposuction?
Are you considering stomach liposuction and do you want to find out if you are a good candidate for this procedure? Would you like to discuss your options with Dr Lanzer? Call the Dr Lanzer clinic for an appointment on 1800 444 333. Our medical staff will be more than happy to provide you with a suitable appointment.
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