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Get Rid of Stomach Fat with Abdominal Liposuction

Updated on January 9, 2012

In case you've tried one of the thousands of weight-loss plans advertised on TV or in retail stores, which involve working out 6 days a week, and eating like a deer but you still have a potbelly, What is the solution? Should one stick with it for 2 or 3 months when exercising is not getting you to your goal?  The answer is "Yes" and "No". Some people are believers in that different body types need different solutions. One such solution is liposuction for the abdominal area.

If abdominal liposuction is something you've actually thought about, the information that follows can provide you with a better concept of what the procedure involves and what you can expect to pay.

Unfortunately, where we keep fatty tissue in our anatomy is decided by our genes. Because of this, it might be harder than you thought to lose fat around the abdominal section. As an example, when a woman manages to achieve her ideal weight, she could still have an undesirable layer of fat around her tummy. Once the fat accumulates, even the most difficult crunches everyday for your stomach is not going to get rid of that stubborn fat. What's more the fat in the mid-section is usually thicker or more fibrous. For these reasons, the only alternative left for getting a narrower waist area is abdominal liposuction.

Advantages of Abdominal Liposuction

The most evident advantage is a smooth tummy versus a round protruding one. In addition, a flatter appearance may probably help you from a surge in confidence of your body's new silhouette.

Research has revealed that:
-- Women tend to feel a lot better about themselves once they've gotten a better shape
-- It makes men more confident as they don't feel or appear older than they actually are
-- Both men and women lead a healthier way of life due to becoming more inspired with their new physique
-- Many individuals wear clothing that previously didn’t fit right on them are now making it part of their weekly wardrobe
-- With aggressive job markets, employers want workers who're youthful looking and energetic

How Abdominal Liposuction Procedure Works

Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty or body contouring depending on the country, usually has procedures that demand the usage of a local anesthetic. The anesthetic is used to numb the skin in the area of the small incision or incisions. These incisions are often made close to the stomach's belly button or in the lower portion of the stomach.

A small tube is then inserted by means of the incision, which is used to suck out the fat cells by breaking up the fatty tissue in the targeted area. Typically, a laser or tumescent injection fluid is utilized to break up the fat. This makes the fatty tissue a lot simpler to remove. In some methods, ultrasonic sound waves are used to liquefy the fat. A slim and superbly sculpted abdomen can be a reality with these state-of-the-art procedures such as Smart Lipo.

Men and women who are age thirty and over have a slower metabolic pace than their younger counterparts, which makes it more difficult to lose excess fatty tissue in their abdomen areas. Smart Lipo is an excellent form of laser liposuction to easily diminish the fatty deposits within the abdomen section.

Once the stubborn fat is eliminated, the incisions (unless "Smart Lipo" is used) are closed with either surgical glue or sutures.

Long-term Effects: Lots of former patients who undergo the procedure do not have excess fat in their abdomens after having abdominal liposuction since the majority of the fat cells in the stomach area are removed. Nevertheless, this is applicable only to the target area and never the rest of the body.

Of course the prospect for some for some fats cells to remain or return is possible as the body tends to regulate itself. This means should you put on excess weight, you can redevelop those fatty patches in your abdominal area that give your stomach an uneven appearance.

abdominal liposuction before and after
abdominal liposuction before and after
male abdominal liposuction
male abdominal liposuction

Cost of Abdominal Liposuction

Since it pertains to one's body, the price by itself shouldn't be the number one item for which you make your choice to choose one liposuction method or doctor over another. Evaluate the physician’s credentials and patient recommendations first, to put yourself with top-of-the-line surgeons in your area. In any event, the price for abdominal liposuction ranges from $9,000 to $10,000 with the average cost of abdominal liposuction being $7,500. It's worth noting however, that since women have much less fibrous fatty tissue in comparison to men, fat elimination with liposuction is far more simpler and can achieved at a lower cost.

Stomach Liposuction Recovery Period
After the surgical procedure, the patient will usually feel tenderness and puffiness across the abdominal region. The degrees of discomfort and pain depend on the quantity of fatty tissue which has been removed. Certain medicines to treat the associated pain such as acetaminophen, are more than sufficient to help in your recovery.

NOTE: Smart Lipo has a significantly reduced recovery time than traditional lipoplasty. However to be absolutely certain, it is recommended to seek the advice of a liposuction specialist for information.

So far as swelling coming into play, it could take as much as twelve weeks for the treated person to finally get back to normal. As much as 90 days out past the procedure, there may still be firmness and lumpiness in the abdominal area. In some patients it might take as much as 4 months to be alleviated from the swelling, firmness and lumpiness.

Because loss of blood is minimal by the way of tumescent liposuction method, the bruising can be significantly decreased. A lot of the scars and bruises on average become healed in as little as 24 hours to as far out as 30 days.

To get a better idea of recovery for your body type consult with a board certified liposuction surgeon in your local area to lose that pesky fat around the stomach and achieve the figure you want.


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    • johncimble profile image

      johncimble 6 years ago from Bangkok

      that mite be pretty hurt ehh but thinks the result will be good with skinny belly :D

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      ocbill 6 years ago from hopefully somewhere peaceful and nice

      well, that is old-style liposuction. With laser liposuction on the sides of the stomach, the fat is melted and it comes out of your body naturally and there is the new body jet liposuction which uses water. Everything nowadays is more safe but there are still the fractions of very bad outcomes that do happen like everything in life.

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      Jason Menayan 6 years ago from San Francisco

      Really interesting. I did not know that's how it worked. Like Tony, I think I'll keep my abdominal fat, but given those before & after pics, I can understand why some have opted for this procedure.

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      Tony McGregor 6 years ago from South Africa

      I think I'll keep my abdominal fat! LOL!

      Thanks for sharing this interesting Hub.

      Love and peace