Women with bell shaped body proportions, small at the shoulders and wide at the tummy and hips, find abdominal liposuction, or liposuction of the abdomen area, to be a good starting point for removal of excess fat deposits and restoring the proper body proportion in the abdominal area.
Fat cells in and around the tummy area are targeted and safely removed with the use of a small canula, a hollow tube attached to a suction machine inserted just beneath the skin to brake up the fat. When used in conjunction with other liposuction procedures, such as, liposuction of the flanks & hips and liposuction of the thighs, patients are able to see dramatic improvement in the overall shape of their body. While excellent results can be achieved with the help of a skilled surgeon utilizing the latest liposuction procedures.
Liposuction is not a substitute for maintaining a healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet and exercise program. The goal should be to enhance an existing exercise program or “jumpstart” a new program and to maintain your liposuction results with a new commitment to lifestyle changes.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING ABDOMINAL LIPOSUCTION SURGERY?
A small incision is made in a natural crease of the skin or some other inconspicuous place. A hollow, pen-like device, called a canula, is inserted into the skin. The canula is used to take out the fat.
If using VASER® Lipo, the canula helps to dissolve the fat before the excess is taken out. Patients are sent home wearing a compression garment to help with the swelling.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECOVER FROM ABDOMINAL LIPOSUCTION SURGERY?
Patients return the following day and incisions are checked. A new garment is put on and patients are taught how to wear it.
A week later, patients return and stitches are removed. You will then be given instructions on how long to wear your garment.
Liposuction patients will experience some swelling and bruising, but overall the liposuction recovery is not difficult.
HOW MUCH DOES ABDOMINAL LIPOSUCTION COST?
The cost of liposuction surgery in Reston, VA, at Austin-Weston is around $5,600 – $26,050. The price includes the cost of surgeon fees, anesthesia fees, OR fees, postop garments and all post-op appointments.