Stomach Liposuction in Atlanta, GA
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As we age, there is a natural reallocation of fat in our bodies, particularly around the midsection or abdominal area. Pregnancy can also add unwanted body fat that is resistant to diet and exercise. This fat is called subcutaneous fat and is located on top of the abdominal wall and under the skin. Many men and women are self conscientious about extra fat in their stomach area. Fortunately, there is a way to eliminate this fat permanently and enhance the contour of your stomach and midsection.
What is Stomach Liposuction?
Stomach liposuction is a procedure that permanently removes fat cells from the abdominal region and re-shapes the abdomen through the removal of subcutaneous fat cells. Often, liposuction on the stomach is performed in tandem with a tummy tuck to eliminate excess skin resulting from pregnancy or drastic weight loss.
What Are the Benefits of Stomach Liposuction?
Liposuction on the stomach provides the following benefits to patients:
- Smoother and slimmer abdominal contours;
- Flatter stomach;
- Removal of approximately 70% of the fat cells in your abdomen;
- Permanent results.
Although patients manage to lose a significant amount of weight, they still have those stubborn areas of the body where the fat just seems to stick. In such situations when patients are struggling with their body image, they could be at high risk of developing eating disorders. This would make the situation worse, jeopardizing the patient’s health. Under these circumstances, liposuction on belly can be a great solution which can make people closer to their ideal body and keep away from issues like eating disorders and mental health problems.
For many of our patients liposuction on the belly was a game changer because it was not just about removing fat, it was about boosting their confidence and transforming their self-image. After the procedure, both men and women reported feeling more comfortable wearing tight clothes and socializing with their peers. Yet, recent research shows that abdominal liposuction helps to improve body satisfaction, which has been shown to be very important to patients’ quality of life.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
Ideal candidates for stomach liposuction are:
- Healthy adults free from medical conditions/illness that would inhibit the healing process;
- Individuals within 30% of their ideal body weight;
- People with firm, elastic skin, and good muscle tone;
- Non-smoking individuals;
- People for whom diet and exercise were unsuccessful.
Stomach Liposuction for Men
Cosmetic surgery is becoming more popular among men and one of the top procedures they are having performed to achieve their ideal physique is liposuction. It is popular with men because it can focus on a problem area that they have been unsuccessful in addressing through diet and exercise. Liposuction on the stomach performed on a man can help achieve a more toned and defined abdominal area. The procedure does not change based on gender and the recovery/aftercare is the same.
What Should I Expect from My Stomach Liposuction?
Abdominal liposuction is one of the most popular lipo procedures performed on both men and women. There are different techniques used to slim and reshape the abdominal area. The procedure is performed using a hollow tube cannula which is inserted through small incisions into areas with excess fat. The fat is loosened through one of several techniques and suctioned out of the abdomen.
General or local anesthesia can be used depending on the liposuction technique. Patients wear a compression garment for about 4 weeks to alleviate swelling and hold the new contoured shape of the stomach area. Many patients can return to work or light duties a few days after stomach lipo with a full recovery of approximately 2-6 weeks.
How Long Do the Results Last?
The longevity of the procedure is up to the patient. Once the fat cells are removed, the results are permanent. The fat cells will not come back. However, the fat cells that remain can grow larger. A new contoured stomach and mid-section should be maintained through diet and exercise.
How Much Does Stomach Liposuction Cost in Atlanta, GA?
The cost of surgery varies by patient based on several factors. During your initial consultation, our team will discuss the cost of your procedure and share information about our financing options.
To determine which procedure is right for you please contact our offices to set up a consultation. We would value the opportunity to assist you in achieving your aesthetic vision.
Angelina Postoev, MD, FACS, a triple board-certified cosmetic surgeon, and Christopher Ibikunle, MD, FACS, offer liposuction for men and women in Atlanta, Suwanee, Johns Creek, and the surrounding areas of Atlanta, Georgia.