Abdominal liposuction is used to completely and permanently remove excess fat from the stomach area.
The most common reasons for the procedure
Excess abdominal fat that won’t go away despite dieting and physical exercise.
Before the procedure
A pre-surgery assessment is done in line with prescriptions. There is also a meeting with the anaesthesiologist at least 48 hours before the procedure.
D DAY – 30: It is highly recommended that patients quit smoking.
D DAY – 10: No medicines containing aspirin can be taken.
Some types of anaesthesia require fasting six hours prior to surgery.
Average duration: between 20 minutes and 1.5 hours
The incisions are short and discrete because they are usually hidden in a natural fold. The fat is suctioned using small tubes. The amount of fat removed will be in line with the quality of the underlying skin. At the end of the surgery, a shaped bandage is put in place and covered with a compression garment.
After the procedure
The period following surgery can sometimes be painful and swelling and bruising may appear. There may also be a feeling of skin numbness for a few weeks. The compression garment must be worn day and night for a month. The patient’s profession will determine when they can return to work, but they normally can on the third day for light work. Sports can be taken up again around the fourth week.
It takes six months to see the results, although a change will already be apparent after six weeks.
Patients receive a complete information sheet about the procedure during their first consultation. It must be read carefully to enable a decision with all relevant information in hand.