One of our most requested procedures is liposuction of the abdomen (tummy, belly). Today more than ever a slim abdomen and waist plays an important role in looking and feeling attractive. The Abdomen is divided into two surgical areas, Upper and Lower Abdomen. This area is commonly resistant to diet and exercise and bothers patients who are seeking a sculpted shape. Even in the fittest person, sit-ups and crunches just cannot shape this area as well as permanent fat removal. All the sit-ups in the world can’t shape the area well enough if genetics have determined this area should store stubborn fat.
Abdominal or tummy liposuction is comfortable, as the very first thing done is to numb the area to be treated with a local anesthetic in our office based surgical suite in the St. Louis/St. Charles area. Dr. Wright infuses the abdomen with a solution containing local anesthetic, epinephrine, and saline. The epinephrine works to constrict blood vessels. That works well to minimize any bruising or blood loss that might otherwise have resulted. After the area is infused, Dr. Wright uses very small needle like punctures to insert a sterile probe and through this, he removes the fat permanently.
The abdomen and flanks are very important to the shape of the body, so the local anesthetic is wonderful for enabling patients to move naturally, showing Dr. Wright their form so he can sculpt precisely and effectively. The results of fat loss are apparent right away, in the days following the procedure.
Recovery is rapid, as any bruising was minimized before the procedure. Patients can be at work after a day of slightly decreased activity for the purposes of healing. Aftercare for abdominal liposuction consists of wearing a Lycra or elastic garment to help squeeze stretched skin to its new shape.
Abdominal liposuction often means treating several anatomical areas for best result. This may mean the upper and lower abdomen as well as flanks. If only the lower abdomen is treated, this sometimes can lead to an unattractive ‘shelf’ appearance. Sculpting of this area means being skilled with medical aesthetics, which Dr. Wright approaches with expertise and talent.
Liposuction of the abdomen seems to reshape the entire body.
Though only a few pounds of fat may be removed during the procedure, the overall effect is that of overall weight loss of many more pounds. To lose 5 lbs. of fat in the stomach, someone might have to lose 25 or 30 lbs overall.
A sculpted tummy adds dramatically to a fit appearance. Many garments and fashions are geared toward a flat abdomen and a toned core. When liposuction removes fat covering this area, the result is beautifully rewarding.Contact Dr. Wright for your appointment today!
My experience with Dr. Wright and his staff was exceptional. I have had two liposuction procedures performed by Dr. Wright and both were very successful. I would recommend Dr. Wright and his staff highly. The staff was professional and helpful with after care and follow-up appointments. If I had any other needs they would be on the top of my list.