Excess belly fat is a common aesthetic concern among women. When diet and exercise fail to resolve it, many women turn to cosmetic surgery for the solution. Abdominal liposuction removes excess fat and skin around the abdomen area to result a slimmer, well-shaped abdomen. In AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery practices in NYC, the procedure is performed using the minimally-invasive, laser-assisted Smartlipo Triplex device. Plastic surgeons who perform female abdomen laser liposuction in NYC provide tailored solutions to meet each patient’s needs. Here are the answers to frequently asked questions asked about the procedure:
What is female abdomen laser liposuction?
Factors such as aging, genetics, hormonal imbalances, pregnancy, weight gain, poor diet, and stress can contribute to a “belly pooch” or a protruding tummy in women. Stubborn fat in the abdominal area is not easy to get rid of with even stringent diets and rigorous exercise. Female abdomen laser liposuction in NYC is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure to address this concern. The procedure removes subcutaneous fat that lies beneath the skin and on top of the abdominal muscle wall, while simultaneously tightening the overlying skin to provide a tighter, flatter, and well-toned tummy.
How is this procedure performed?
NYC plastic surgeons perform abdominal liposuction on an outpatient basis using With the FDA approved Smartlipo Triplex workstation. The surgeon will first mark the area to be treated and numb it with local anesthesia. The small cannula of the device is then inserted under the skin through a small incision and laser energy will be delivered to target the unwanted fat cells, causing them to liquefy. This liquefied fat is then gently suctioned out.
What type of anesthesia is used for this treatment?
Minimally-invasive female abdominal liposuction is performed using local anesthesia on an outpatient basis, reducing the risk of post-operative complications. Patients remain awake throughout the procedure and can usually go home the same day.
What are the benefits of using Smartlipo technology?
The Smartlipo Triplex workstation utilizes an optimal blend of three laser wavelengths (1440nm, 1320 nm, and 1064 nm) to liquefy the fat cells and tighten the skin simultaneously safely and effectively. Its three intelligent delivery systems SmartSense™, ThermaView™ and ThermaGuide™, deliver the laser energy in the right proportion. This prevents over treatment and provides optimal body contouring and skin tightening effects.
One of the major advantages of Smartlipo is that the laser coagulates the small blood vessels to minimize bleeding, swelling and bruising. Compared to traditional liposuction, patients experience only minimal pain and scarring. The use of local anesthesia reduces treatment time and patient downtime and promotes faster healing and quick recovery.
Who is a good candidate for this procedure?
The treatment is an ideal option for a candidate who meets the following criteria:
- Is over 18 years of age
- Has localized fat deposits in the abdomen/tummy region that are resistant to diet and regular exercise
- Has healthy skin with good elasticity
- Is in good general health, without any underlying medical conditions
- Has a healthy body weight
- Does not smoke
- Has realistic expectations about the outcome
It is important to note that the success of female abdomen liposuction depends on certain factors including age, location of the fat, and weight fluctuations.
How long does it take to recover?
Because Smartlipo abdomen liposuction is minimally invasive, recovery is much quicker than with traditional liposuction. Most patients are back to their normal activities in 24-48 hours. After the procedure, there may be some minor swelling which is normal. It is possible to speed up the recovery process if the patient takes extra care and follows the surgeon’s instructions diligently. You may be asked to wear a compression garment 24×7 for the first 3 weeks post-op and after that, at night for another 3 weeks.
Why is it important to wear a compression garment after the procedure?
Wearing the compression garment will help reduce bleeding and swelling, and minimize the risk of seroma (fluid accumulation that can occur in the body after surgery).
Are there any side effects?
Smartlipo Triplex liposuction on abdomen can cause some swelling, bruising, soreness, and numbness in and around the treated areas. But these effects are temporary and subside soon.
When can I expect to see the results and how long will they last?
Final results will become visible within six months after the procedure or after the body has completely healed. As results may vary based on individual considerations, you should have realistic expectations.
AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery practices provide female abdomen laser liposuction in NYC. If you are considering the treatment, find a reliable facility that offers the service of surgeons who are experts in performing the procedure. A reliable surgeon will evaluate your aesthetic goals and considerations, and provide individualized treatment to help you achieve your goals.