Abdominal liposuction belongs to the most frequently performed surgical procedures in both women and men. The result is directly proportional to the amount of fat and its distribution in the abdomen.
An important factor is the placement of abdominal fat tissue, as only subcutaneous fat deposits may be successfully removed by liposuction but not the fat deposited inside of the abdominal cavity, i.e. below the muscles - in that case it is only possible to recommend weight loss by dieting and regular exercise.
However, when even exercising and dieting does not help, abdomen liposuction can be the only solution.
What influences the result of abdomen liposuction?
- body weight
- significant weight losses
- previous pregnancy
- age and gender
Clients, who have given birth by caesarean section, usually have a horizontal scar in the lower part of the abdomen (Pfannenstiel section), above which a bulge of fat tissue forms. Liposuction of the abdomen or abdominoplasty may remove this deformity very effectively with a very satisfactory cosmetic result.
What you should consider
In some cases, the treatment of the upper abdomen area by liposuction may result in tiny wrinkles. When may wrinkles form?
- in clients over 50 years of age (lower skin elasticity)
- when skin and subcutaneous tissue are thinned (atrophy)
- in places with scars after previous surgeries
Tumescent liposuction can be used here with advantage, due to both persisting effect of the local anaesthetic, a component of the tumescent solution, and minimum tissue damage thanks to the use of microcannulas or, eventually, vibration microcannulas, which limit the trauma to the minimum.
After abdominal liposuction
Postoperative pain after abdominal liposuction is usually not strong and requires no analgesic treatment or only minimum analgesic doses. The swelling occurring after tumescent abdominal liposuction, within the first 24 hours after the surgery, is due to the presence of the tumescent solution in the abdominal area treated by liposuction. The solution leaks from tiny skin incisions thanks to the pressure of the compression garment.
Approximately one week to 10 days after abdominal liposuction, when the drainage through the tiny wounds is completely finished, the process of “inflammatory” healing starts, with another swelling of the treated area, its hardening and tenderness. This process lasts usually for 12 weeks and lasts longer than in other areas.
The abdominal area may stay tender for up to 4 months after the abdominal liposuction. It is recommended to wear the compression garment for 4-8 weeks, as agreed upon with the surgeon.