No matter how diligent you are about exercise and diet, your abdomen can still be a trouble spot. This especially holds true if you have been pregnant and as you get older. It’s difficult to get rid of excess fat in this area that often will not respond to your efforts. If you have reached your ideal weight and need a little help for your stomach, lipoabdominoplasty could be the answer that you need.
What is Lipoabdominoplasty?
Lipoabdominoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that can shape your abdomen to give you a tighter, thinner stomach. It uses a combination of liposuction and a tummy tuck to provide you with the best results. The first step is using liposuction to remove stores of excess fat that have built up in your abdomen, giving you that unsightly bulge that just won’t go away. Liposuction is helpful to get rid of love handles and that extra layer of fat that can appear in your upper abdomen. Once liposuction has been performed, a tummy tuck procedure will remove excess skin and the muscles are tightened. In the end, your stomach will have the contours that you want and you won’t need to hide under loose clothing anymore.
What to Expect During Lipoabdominoplasty
For the liposuction portion of the procedure, small incisions will be made to allow the cannula, a thin, narrow tube, to be inserted into your abdomen. Fat will be suctioned out and incisions will be closed. A horizontal incision will be made at a point between your belly button and your pubic area, low enough to be hidden by a bikini or your underwear. Muscles will be tightened, the upper skin of your abdomen will be pulled down for a tighter appearance, and your incisions will be closed.
Recovery from Lipoabdominoplasty
Once your procedure is over and you have been monitored during the recovery period, you will be sent home. Compression garments are often used to reduce swelling and minimize your discomfort. Medication will be prescribed to manage pain. Be sure to follow instructions in order to keep yourself as comfortable as possible. Expect to have restrictions for work and exercise until you have adequately healed.
Learn More About Lipoabdominoplasty Today
To find out if lipoabdominoplasty is the best solution for you when it comes to shaping your stomach, contact Georgia Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery today. Together, we can discuss the procedure and plan the next step in looking your best. Get started today by scheduling your consultation.