Abdominal liposuction is the removal of excess fat deposits from the upper and lower abdominal regions by the same suction technique in general liposuction.
What is it?
Liposuction of the abdomen is the process of suctioning out excess fat to improve one’s body figure.This excess fat is taken from the upper and lower abdominal regions. This procedure is typically performed for aesthetic purposes to obtain a smoother, flatter abdomen.
What should I do to prepare?
To prepare for liposuction, patients should discuss medications with their doctor before surgery. Patients should refrain from eating or drinking after midnight the night before surgery as well. Patients should plan for someone to take them to and from the hospital. Patients should shower the morning of the procedure, but should refrain from using lotions, deodorants, powders, or creams before the surgery.
What happens during the process?
An anesthetic is given before the procedure, and general anesthetics for larger liposuction procedures will cause you to be “asleep” during the procedure. The surgeon will then make small incisions in the abdominal region and insert a suctioning device inside this incision. The suction pump will then remove the excess fat, and the length of the procedure depends on how much fat is being removed. The amount of fat being removed will determine whether you go home the same day or the next.
What are the risks and potential complications?
Common risks and complications associated with abdominal liposuction include irritation, minor scarring, temporary swelling, bruising, soreness, and numbness around the abdominal region. In rare cases, infection, uneven skin contours, and skin discoloration can occur. After the procedure, weight gain can still occur, and fat may accumulate if a healthy diet and exercise plan is not implemented.
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