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What to Expect After Abdominal Liposuction

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A “belly pooch” or a protruding tummy is a common aesthetic concern among both men and women. Factors such as aging, genetics, hormonal imbalances, pregnancy, weight gain, poor diet, and stress can contribute to stubborn fat pockets, which are not easy to get rid of with even stringent diets and rigorous exercise. Fortunately, liposuction can address this concern safely and effectively. Reliable plastic surgery practices offer minimally-invasive abdominal liposuction in Manhattan using the laser-assisted Smartlipo Triplex device. The procedure removes unwanted fat beneath the skin and on top of the abdominal muscle wall, while simultaneously tightening the overlying skin to provide a trimmer, well-shaped abdomen.

Abdominal laser liposuction is performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia. The Smartlipo Triplex workstation uses an optimal blend of three laser wavelengths (1440nm, 1320 nm, and 1064 nm) to liquefy the fat cells and tighten the abdomen skin simultaneously safely and effectively. Its three intelligent delivery systems SmartSense™, ThermaView™ and ThermaGuide™ deliver the laser energy in the right proportion and prevent overtreatment, providing optimal body contouring and skin tightening effects. One of the major benefits of Smartlipo abdominal liposuction is that laser coagulates the small blood vessels to minimize bleeding, swelling and bruising.

Though the safety and efficacy of Smartlipo abdominal liposuction is well-established, prospective patients should know what to expect post-procedure.

Recovery has become a lot quicker since local anesthesia was introduced in cosmetic surgery. Compared to traditional liposuction, patients experience only minimal pain and scarring with minimally-invasive lipolysis. The use of local anesthesia reduces treatment time and patient downtime and also promotes faster healing and quick recovery.

Patients remain awake throughout the procedure and can usually go home the same day. After abdominal liposuction, patients will not need any strong painkillers. Any slight discomfort after the procedure can usually be resolved with over-the-counter pain medications prescribed by the plastic surgeons.

Though healing time may vary from patient to patient, most patients are back to their normal activities in 24-48 hours. After the procedure, there may be some minor swelling, bruising, soreness, and numbness in and around the treated areas, which is normal and temporary. 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. This will help reduce bleeding and swelling, and minimize the risk of seroma (fluid accumulation that can occur in the body after surgery). Patients can speed up their recovery process by taking extra care and following the surgeon’s instructions diligently.

The final results of abdominal liposuction in Manhattan are usually visible within six months or after the body has completely healed. As results may vary based on individual considerations, you should have realistic expectations.

When abdominal liposuction is performed by an experienced and skilled laser liposuction surgeon in Manhattan, you can expect a safe and comfortable surgical experience and optimal results. Experts will evaluate your concerns thoroughly and provide customized treatment to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. At an AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery practice, you can expect excellent treatment and follow-up care until full recovery.

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