Repetitive pregnancies, series of diets or even heredity are all causes of the appearance of a small unsightly fat on your belly. It is resistant to dieting or sports and you can not get rid of it. A cosmetic surgery procedure is then necessary to eliminate it effectively.
What is belly liposuction?
Belly liposuction of the is procedure that allows the aspiration of excess fat from the abdomen. This cosmetic surgery procedure treats the excess of the fat cells without excess skin. Thus it is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in the world.
In case of a small tummy with little fat to remove, gentle liposuction is an alternative to surgery.
However, this procedure is not be suitable for people who want to get rid of the visceral fat. Thus, it is not a treatment for obesity, but a procedure to regain a harmonious silhouette.
Belly liposuction: how the procedure works.
When you want to resort to a belly liposuction, it is necessary to see your surgeon during a first consultation. During this consultation, they will examine your belly and also your entire body.
During the procedure, the surgeon practices liposuction in several stages:
- With a surgical marker, defines the area to be treated
- Then, after disinfecting the area of the abdomen, injects a solution that liquefies the fat cells and facilitates their aspiration
- Then makes hidden incisions in the crease of the groin, the pubis or the navel
- A foam cannula with a rounded foam tip connected to an aspiratory system, is ten introduced. It will suck the fat deposits through the back and forth movements performed by your surgeon.
- Once the fat is sucked, the surgeon closes the incisions and applies a dressing on your scars
Belly liposuction: anaesthesia, duration, hospitalisation
The belly liposuction lasts between one and two hours depending on the amount of fat sucked by the practitioner.
Generally, general anaesthesia is performed during this procedure. Nevertheless, it is possible to resort to local anaesthesia. The type of anaesthesia for a belly liposuction will be decided by mutual agreement between you, the surgeon and the anaesthesiologist.
Hospitalization for belly liposuction is, most often, not required. Nevertheless, it is possible if other interventions are performed at the same time as liposuction, to stay a night in the clinic.
Results: Have a flat belly
The first results will be visible immediately after belly liposuction. Your silhouette is visibly more harmonious. It is necessary to wait three months to see the final results. This is when the oedema and the bruises disappear. The skin adapts to the new volume of the abdomen and then retracts gradually.
You will have to see the surgeon again for regular check-ups that will allow them to assess the progress of the result of your belly liposuction. If they find a result which is not desired, they can then make some corrections that require only simple interventions. A period of about three months between your belly liposuction and the correction procedure must however be respected.
It will take about 12 months for your scars to fade and for you to enjoy the result as a whole. Today, belly liposuction offers optimal results where the belly is flatter and remodelled.
Belly liposuction allows durable and permanent results. Indeed, the fat cells or adipocytes cannot be reproduced by themselves. The result is then entirely satisfactory and radical. It is necessary to follow a healthy lifestyle. The fat cells can move to other areas of your body and therefore the weight gain after liposuction can become unpleasant.
The quality of the result of liposuction depends on the elasticity and tone of your skin. If the quality is optimal, the skin will naturally retract after the intervention.
Price of belly liposuction
The price of belly liposuction varies according to the amount of fat that has to be removed by your surgeon and the type of anaesthesia and hospitalization.
*Prices are only for information purposes, the fees may vary from one practitioner to another.