Whether you are suffering from post-pregnancy laxity or extra weight on your abdomen, stomach lipo could be the answer. More people in the United States are choosing to have cosmetic surgery to achieve their body contouring goals. So, could cosmetic surgery be the solution for you?
Lots of patients who want a smoother, sleeker abdomen opt for liposuction. Yet, this form of treatment isn’t the right option for everyone. Some patients cannot benefit from lipo and would require a different procedure to achieve their goals. However, the only way to know for sure whether it is right for you is to seek professional advice. A cosmetic surgeon can advise you about whether lipo could help you achieve the results you seek.
There are three factors that your surgeon will consider when deciding whether stomach liposuction could work for you:
- Muscle unity or tightness
- Skin quality
- Any protruding, excess fat on the abdomen
Depending on the genetics, diet, exercise level, and lifestyle of the patient, these can vary widely. Also, previous pregnancies may have had a negative physical effect on the abdominal area. A cosmetic surgeon will weigh these elements before advising on a procedure.
Will Lipo Work for Me?
Lipo is very effective for many people who are dissatisfied with the appearance of their stomachs. It reduces stubborn fat pockets for a slimmer contour. However, when there is too much lax, excess skin or the abdominal muscles are too stretched, lipo probably won’t help. An abdominoplasty or tummy tuck could be a better solution.
If someone has lost a lot of weight or has been through a pregnancy, the abdominal muscles may weaken. They may even become separated from each other. No workout can help to put them back in position. If the abdominal wall muscles have separated, thin connective tissues are the only things holding the organs in place. The result is a bulging abdomen, as well as other problems, such as back pain, incontinence or constipation. Liposuction cannot help with this problem. However, a tummy tuck tightens the muscles and strengthens the abdominal wall. It also removes the excess skin while tightening the rest. On the other hand, if you have localized pockets of fat on your abdomen, stomach lipo is appropriate.
Can A Tummy Tuck Work in Conjunction with Lipo?
If you have muscle separation, skin laxity, and excess stomach fat, you may need both lipo and a tummy tuck. Your cosmetic surgeon will evaluate your case. Depending on your needs, he or she may recommend performing the procedures together or in separate stages.
For younger and healthily patients, it is often best to carry out both procedures simultaneously. This minimizes healing time. However, for other patients, taking a staged approach could be a better choice. It will reduce bleeding and surgical trauma. The order that the surgeon carries out the procedures will depend on the aesthetic goals and physical traits of the patient.
Improving the Midsection
If you are keen to improve the way your midsection looks, then you should arrange a consultation with a cosmetic surgeon. Contact Artistic Lipo and Plastic Surgery today to find out which procedure could be the right one for you. When you attend your appointment, your case will be thoroughly evaluated, and your goals considered. Your cosmetic surgeon will then advise you whether you require a tummy tuck, stomach lipo or both. You can depend on our highly skilled team to produce the very best results. You will soon be enjoying the beautifully contoured physique you have been dreaming of.
Dr. Thomas Su, is the owner and cosmetic surgeon of Artistic Lipo. He has led our full-time clinic specializing in awake-only liposuction since 2007. Dr. Su began his medical career in internal medicine, practicing that until 2005, when he began to provide a full spectrum of non-invasive cosmetic procedures.