Cosmetic procedures heavily depend on the issues patients wish to address. One of the most common cosmetic procedures performed today is abdominal liposuction. This procedure has a specific goal. It aims to kick-start weight loss or get rid of stubborn fat deposits in the abdominal region.
What Is Liposuction?
This surgical cosmetic procedure involves a suction technique meant to remove fat deposits from various areas of the body. The areas include the belly, neck, arms, buttocks, thighs, and hips. Liposuction can also help shape these areas of the body.
However, you should not consider this cosmetic procedure an overall weight-loss alternative or method. Are you overweight? If so, you are likely to lose more weight through exercise and diet. That said, you may be a good candidate for liposuction if you have too much stubborn fat in certain areas of your body but otherwise have a healthy weight.
Are you looking to get rid of fat from your abdominal area? If this is the case, you need to know what to expect. You also need to understand certain important factors. Some of these include:
Not All Abdominal Fat Is Equal
When it comes to abdominal or stomach liposuction, there are two types of fat. These are visceral and subcutaneous fat. Contained inside the abdominal cavity, visceral fat is what most people visually identify as a beer belly or skinny fat. It is hard and firm and quite harmful to your overall health.
Subcutaneous fat, on the other hand, is a pinchable, jingly fat deposit located just beneath the skin. Generally, it is not as harmful to health as visceral fat. Nevertheless, it can be just as undesirable.
Still, all fat cells release certain hormones. However, visceral fall cells are more likely to interfere with organ function, which can lead to several complications. These include higher blood pressure, greater insulin resistance, increased risk of stroke or heart disease, and higher bad cholesterol.
Abdominal Liposuction Does Not Require General Anesthesia
Some surgeons still prefer using general anesthesia while performing abdominal liposuction. But nowadays, this type of surgical procedure does not require general anesthesia. Your surgeon will consider certain factors to determine the best course of action to make the procedure safer for you overall.
Belly Hang And Loose Skin
The amount of collagen the body produces tends to decrease as you age, which can cause less skin elasticity. There is no wrong age to undergo an abdominal lipo. However, you need to understand that skin elasticity may be an issue.
You Can Still Gain Weight, Even If Fat Does Not Move Around
Stomach liposuction is an investment in your body. Just like any other type of investment you make, maintenance is essential. Abdominal liposuction will not prevent you from gaining more weight in your abdominal area. It will not prevent you from gaining more weight overall. But following the procedure, you will have a slimmer stomach than you would have otherwise.
Tips To Speed Up Your Recovery After An Abdominal Liposuction
As with any other form of surgery, patients must play their part to ensure a quick and successful recovery. Some of the things you can do to ensure quick recovery after abdominal liposuction include:
- Follow the doctor’s instructions
- Quit smoking
- Hydrate your body and eat well
- Wear loose clothing
Consider VASER Liposuction Over Classic Liposuction
Both techniques can help improve your abdomen and trim your waist. However, there is a difference between the two procedures. Compared to VASER (vibration amplification of sound energy at resonance) liposuction, classic (traditional) liposuction is more invasive and can result in irregularities under the skin and a lengthy recovery period.
On the other hand, VASER liposuction involves advanced ultrasound technology to break down fat cells. It is a better alternative to classic liposuction because it is minimally invasive, resulting in a shorter recovery time with less scarring.
To learn more about abdominal liposuction, contact Just Go Lipo at our office in Scottsdale, Arizona. You can call (480) 405-5200 today to schedule an appointment.