The abdomen is one of or the most common area of the body to be treated by liposuction among both men and women.
For women especially, it is one of the most difficult areas to correct after childbirth, as pregnancy tends to stretch the abdominal muscles and cause the lower abdomen to bulge to a certain degree.
The procedure is also suitable for removing areas of unwanted fat that are resistant to diet and exercise, as it is usually difficult to remove fat in this area of the body.
During the procedure, the surgeon carefully and precisely removes excess fat through a small tube. Suction is applied as the surgeon moves this small tube called a cannula through the fat deposit, removing excess fat cells and sculpting the area.
Occasionally, patients choose to combine this procedure and work on the pubic area to remove unwanted fat deposits in this area.
And even if this area is not so visible, excess fat can be uncomfortable to wear the clothes you want and can even affect your self-consciousness.
Recovery from this procedure varies depending on the technique used by the surgeon, the amount and location of abdominal fat, and the characteristics of each patient, such as weight and age.
With liposuction under local anesthesia, patients usually do not need any medication, and discomfort and pain occur 36 to 72 hours after the procedure.
When general anesthesia is used, there is usually slightly more pain after the procedure.
When smaller liposuction cannulas (microcannulas) are used, patients are associated with less postoperative pain and allow for smoother results.
Recovery from these procedures also changes according to the incisions. When the incisions are smaller, the patient recovers and heals faster.
The results of liposuction are visible after the swelling goes down and the area heals. The final result is not visible for 6 months.
This procedure offers more dramatic and long-lasting results, as well as some skin reduction.