Achieve a Firmer, More Defined Stomach with Liposuction
By The Landings Surgical Centre on August 21, 2015
If you desire a flatter, toned stomach, you may feel very frustrated. Despite exercise and a healthy diet, many patients still struggle with unwanted fat deposits in this area. Liposuction can be a highly effective way to eliminate excess fat cells. Although Dr. Bendor-Samuel or Dr. Boileau can perform this procedure on almost any part of your body, the stomach is an especially popular and successful treatment area. Using one of our advanced techniques, your plastic surgeon will separate and remove fat cells, suctioning them out through a small tube. Thanks to our doctors’ skill and state-of-the-art methods, you should enjoy outstanding results with minimal discomfort. However, while liposuction can be a great choice, it is not appropriate for all patients. Our surgeons will evaluate your health and cosmetic goals to make sure it is the optimal solution for you. To learn more about liposuction for the stomach, contact our Nova Scotia practice today.
What to Expect during Liposuction
In most cases, our doctors use tumescent liposuction to treat the stomach. We will inject a special saline solution in the treatment area. This mixture will loosen the unwanted fat cells. Because the solution also contains anesthetic, it will minimize discomfort before and after surgery. Then your surgeon will create tiny incisions, inserting a small tube, or cannula, into the openings. With this tube, he will suction out the loosened fat cells. Throughout the entire process, he will work carefully and gently to avoid disturbing the surrounding cells.
Location of Abdominal Fat Can Affect Liposuction Results
The success of your liposuction will partially depend on the location of the unwanted fat. These cells could be located on two levels of your stomach. Subcutaneous fat cells are found between your skin and abdominal muscles. Typically, liposuction can remove these fat deposits successfully. Most fat cells are located on the superficial level. However, you could also have deeper fat deposits on your intestines. Doctors cannot perform liposuction to remove these cells because it would involve too many risks. Weight loss, through diet and exercise, is the only way to eliminate intestinal fat deposits.
Are You a Candidate for Liposuction?
Before recommending liposuction, your surgeon will conduct a complete exam and consultation. Evaluating your health and desired outcomes, he can determine whether liposuction is right for you. Among other things, he will consider:
- Current weight: Liposuction is intended for patients at a healthy weight who simply want to remove isolated deposits of fat. If you are overweight, you should not receive liposuction until you have achieved your health goals.
- The amount of tissue that you want to remove: Liposuction will not remove stretched or excess skin. You may be better suited for a tummy tuck if you have recently lost a large amount of weight or you have sagging skin due to age.
- Other health conditions: Liposuction is a safe procedure with negligible risks. Nevertheless, like all elective procedures, it is not a good option for patients with a compromised immune system. If you have diabetes, HIV/AIDS, or some other condition that could affect your healing, our doctors will be extra cautious when recommending liposuction.
Schedule a Liposuction Consultation Today
To find out if liposuction is the right way to enhance your figure, contact The Landings Surgical Centre today.
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