Liposuction of the Abdomen is a very different procedure when compared to an abdominoplasty. Liposuction is the surgical removal of localized fat deposits in the abdomen. It does not remove any excess skin at all.
Traditional liposuction involves suctioning out localized fat deposits through a cannulae (narrow hollowed out metal shaft). These fat deposits should be disproportionately large in an otherwise balanced figure. It is important that the patient have firm abdominal skin and good muscle tone.
Liposuction of the abdomen does not reduce or eliminate stretch marks on the abdomen. If an abdominoplasty patient has stretch marks on her abdomen and they happen to be in the area that is removed, then the patient receives a secondary benefit from the abdominoplasty.*
Our surgeons, Dr. Jones and Dr. Loffredo, have both completed cosmetic surgery fellowships in body contouring and have a very special interest in liposuction and abdominoplasty. Liposuction alone is often an ideal surgery for recontouring the abdomen, other times it is combined with a full abdominoplasty. *
Liposuction of the abdomen surgery does not usually result in much post-operative discomfort, although Dr. Loffredo and Dr. Jones will still provide these patients with a strong narcotic post-operatively.*
Our surgeons require that all liposuction of the abdomen patients take two weeks week off from work.*
*Individual results may vary from person to person.