A popular cosmetic surgical procedure, abdominal liposuction helps men and women of all ages to achieve a trimmer, attractive tummy, when diet and exercises fail to provide the desired results. Factors such as heredity, aging, pregnancy, weight gain or hormonal changes, and stress cause excess fat to accumulate in the abdominal area. Performed using advanced technology, abdomen laser liposuction in Manhattan, NYC addresses those distressing fat deposits and provides a flat, toned midsection.
NYC plastic surgeons perform the procedure using the FDA approved Smartlipo Triplex workstation. This minimally-invasive treatment involves using advanced laser technology to melt away stubborn fat in the abdominal area. This device utilizes an optimal blend of three laser wavelengths to liquefy the fat cells and tighten the skin simultaneously. Along with women, this treatment is also an ideal option for men who want to get rid of stubborn fat and achieve a lean, masculine physique. The procedure removes subcutaneous fat that lies beneath the skin and on top of the abdominal muscle wall, while simultaneously tightening overlying skin.
The benefits of laser liposuction on abdomen are:
- Effectively addresses unwanted fat in the tummy area
- High-definition sculpting capabilities
- Tightens the underlying tissue
- Reduced treatment time
- Reduced discomfort and pain
- Involves bleeding and bruising
- Less downtime
- Minimal scarring
- Quicker healing and recovery than conventional lipo
- Can be performed as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia
The FDA approved Smartlipo Triplex workstation uses an optimal blend of three laser wavelengths 1064 nm, 1320 nm and 1440 nm to melt the excess fat before removing it from the body. The system also comes with intelligent delivery systems – SmartSense™, ThermaGuide™ and ThermaView™ – that monitor and regulate temperature to maintain safe levels of treatment.
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.
The procedure usually is completed in an hour, though this depends on individual considerations. There is less bleeding, swelling and bruising than in traditional liposuction. The procedure is performed using local anesthesia and most patients return home on the same day. It reduces treatment time and patient downtime and offers faster healing and quick recovery. It is possible to speed up the recovery process if the patient takes extra care and follows the surgeon’s instructions diligently.
Most patients are back to their normal activities in 24-48 hours. After the procedure, there may be some minor swelling which is normal and will subside soon. 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.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).
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.
To be a good candidate for abdomen liposuction, you need to meet 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
- Are close to their ideal body weight
- Does not smoke
- Has realistic expectations about the outcome
However, the success of the abdomen liposuction depends on the factors such as age, history of weight gain and weight loss, history of pregnancy, amount and location of abdominal fat and sex of the patient.
Leading AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery facilities offer abdominal laser liposuction in Manhattan, NYC. In a reliable practice, the surgeon will evaluate your anatomical considerations and provide individualized treatment to help you achieve your goals