Undergoing an abdominal liposuction procedure can have profound effects. Clothing will fit better, you’ll have a more defined waistline, and who doesn’t want that?
There are many people who seek that flat stomach, but it seems no amount of diet and exercise are producing the results they want. Often these people turn to abdominal liposuction to give them that sleeker look.
When looking at the procedures, the satisfaction of the patient is paramount. There are many factors that can affect the success of liposuction including:
Tumescent liposuction is a very successful and safe liposuction procedure. This procedure uses a diluted lidocaine solution that acts as a local anesthetic, and epinephrine that will shrink the capillaries temporarily to reduce bruising and bleeding. This solution is injected through tiny incisions. The fat is then removed using micro-cannulas and gentle suction to remove the fat.
After the procedure, you will wear compression garments that will help create the your new shape and reduce swelling. These garments will also help skin tighten around the treatment area.
You may experience some minor discomfort that is generally treated with over-the-counter medication. Most patients are able to return to their normal routines the next day.
You will be evaluated prior to the procedure to see if you are at risk for complications due to health issues. These can include:
Your physician will go over all of the risks with you during your pre-op consultation. This consultation will also allow you to discuss the benefits of liposuction, as well as determine your desired results.