If you are researching options to eliminate stubborn fat deposits you might have already heard about lipo 360. If you are unaware of this treatment, we’ve prepared an overview that will help you understand what it is, if it would fulfill your body contouring goals, and if you are an eligible candidate.
What Is Liposuction 360?
Liposuction 360 is the same well-known liposuction procedure, just done all around the midsection. This includes the abdomen, waist, flanks, hips, and/or back. The procedure not only removes fat but is also able to contour and shape the waistline.
It can be done through a variety of techniques such as vaser, laser, traditional, etc., and will depend on your preferences and availability in specific surgical clinics. The procedure is named for the treated area (around the circumference or 360 degrees) rather than the trademark or specific surgical technique.
Things to Consider While Evaluating Lipo 360
Most often, lipo 360 is done in one session however, if the size of the area to be treated is large, a surgeon might opt for a multi-treatment approach. Another thing to consider is that removing fat deposits may leave you with areas of loose skin which, if not severe, can be addressed later with non-invasive procedures such as Evolve TITE or BodyTite™.
Circumferential liposuction is often combined with other cosmetic procedures such as breast augmentation or a breast lift. The undisputed trend these days is lipo 360 done in tandem with a Brazilian butt lift (BBL). These two provide an hourglass body shape desired by so many women.
If you are looking for a way how to shape your body into an hourglass, book a consultation with Dr. Angelina Postoev to develop a surgical plan that is customized to your body, budget, and timeline.
Who Is a Candidate?
The majority of patients are women who desire an hourglass body shape with a small waist, substantial hips, and a generous butt. It is particularly good at delivering these results as it targets all these areas. Good candidates for 360-degree liposuction have:
- No underlying health conditions,
- Stable weight,
- Body mass index (BMI) that is within the normal range of 20-30,
- Good skin elasticity,
- Localized fat deposits resistant to dieting,
- Awareness of the procedure’s limitations, and
- Reasonable goals and expectations.
It is important to understand that liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure, it can remove only a relatively small amount of targeted fat to improve contours. If your BMI is higher than 30, consider losing weight first, e.g. with bariatric weight-loss surgery.
Is Recovery After 360 Liposuction Lengthy?
You may think that treating the entire midsection would make recovery longer and harder however, recovery is very short and most patients return to their routine within a few days. Following the surgeon’s post-op instructions will ensure a speedy recovery.
Patients usually experience soreness and swelling in the abdomen which can be controlled with post-op lymphatic massage. Wearing a special compression garment will help to reduce swelling as well as yield optimal results.
Some results will be seen immediately, however, it will take up to a month for the final results to appear.
If you are searching for a solution to rid unwanted fat from around your midsection, contact Dr. Angelina for a consultation. She will identify a safe, effective, and minimally invasive treatment to make a difference in your body shape.
Angelina Postoev, MD, FACS, a triple board-certified cosmetic surgeon, and Christopher Ibikunle, MD, FACS, offer liposuction 360 to patients in Lawrenceville, Suwanee, Johns Creek, Buckhead, and other surrounding areas of Atlanta, Georgia.