Create definition and reveal your six-pack with liposuction
Struggling with stomach fat? Get a smooth, toned tummy with fat-removing liposuction.
If you’re struggling with stomach fat, you’re not alone. Many people struggle to achieve a smooth, toned tummy, despite diet and exercise. Fortunately, there is a way to get the results you want: abdominal liposuction.
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes unwanted fat deposits from different areas of the body, including the abdomen. Abdominal liposuction can be performed as an outpatient procedure, and most people return to their normal activities within a few days. Best of all, it can provide long-lasting results.
Before considering tummy tucks or any other surgical procedure to achieve your desired look, you may wish to consider minimally invasive tummy liposuction from our friendly and highly-skilled team.
Abdomen / Stomach
The Abdomen Liposuction Process
To remove the excess fat in a larger abdomen or “muffin top”, we use tumescent liposuction to produce amazing results. Tumescent liposuction involves using an infusion of saline local anesthesia prior to fat removal to numb and swells the area. This liquid is then removed during fat removal resulting in a faster and safer procedure.
When removing a large number of fat cells in this area, a common concern can be sagging skin. Our cosmetic doctors will use your initial consultation to determine your skin retraction ability and give you an honest appraisal of the effectiveness of this treatment in your case. If you are more suitable for a surgical or invasive procedure, you will be advised and referred to a reputable plastic surgeon.
For those with smaller abdomens, strategically targeted traditional liposuction procedures can help to contour the area to highlight muscle definition. Although only small amounts of fat are removed, the difference post-recovery is nothing short of amazing!
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Stomach Liposuction Before & After
If you are considering stomach liposuction, viewing before and after pictures is a great way to get an idea of what to expect. Check out our before and after photos below.
Abdominal Liposuction Recovery
How long it will take you to recover from abdominal liposuction depends on a few factors, including the extent of the surgery, your age and health, and how well you follow your post-operative instructions. Most people feel well enough to return to work and do everyday activities within a week. However, avoiding strenuous activity for at least four to six weeks is important to allow your body to heal correctly. You will also need to wear a compression garment for several weeks to help reduce swelling. It usually takes about two months to fully recover from abdominal liposuction. Of course, every patient is different, so follow your cosmetic doctor’s specific instructions.
Abdominal Liposuction Cost in Melbourne
Abdominal liposuction is a highly-effective procedure for those looking to get rid of stubborn pockets of fat around their waistline. The average cost of abdominal liposuction in Melbourne is $4,000 – $5,000 though this will vary depending on the practitioner you choose and the extent of the procedure. However, it’s important to note that the upper and lower abdomen is broken up into two separate areas and is often combined into the same procedure – this can also increase the cost.
Generally, the surgery will take between three and four hours to complete, and you can expect to see results within a few weeks. The recovery process is usually relatively smooth, with most patients able to return to work and their normal activities within a week or so. If you’re considering abdominal liposuction, talk to our team about your options today.
Upper Abdominal Liposuction
Upper abdominal liposuction is one of many cosmetic surgery procedures that can help to sculpt and contour the waistline. It’s also one of the most effective. The procedure involves the removal of excess fat and tissue from the upper abdomen and the sides of the rib cage, which can help to create a more youthful and slim silhouette. Upper abdominal liposuction is typically performed using a small, blunt cannula. The cannula is inserted through a small incision in the skin, and the excess fat and tissue are suctioned out. Upper abdominal liposuction can be an excellent way to improve your appearance and boost your confidence.
Lower Abdominal Liposuction
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your lower abdomen, you might like to consider lower abdominal liposuction. This procedure can help to sculpt and contour the area, giving you a more toned and shapely look. Lower abdominal liposuction can be performed independently or in conjunction with other procedures, such as upper abdominal liposuction. The exact technique will depend on your individual goals and preferences.
Male Abdominal Liposuction
For men who are unhappy with the appearance of their abdomen, male abdominal liposuction may be the ideal solution. This minimally invasive procedure removes excess fat from the abdomen, providing a more sculpted appearance. In addition, liposuction can also help to improve the overall contours of the body and give you a more athletic build. Best of all, the results of male abdominal liposuction are permanent, so you can enjoy your new look for years to come.
During your consultation, our appropriately qualified health practitioner will assess whether the fat deposits in your stomach are under the muscles. If so, they can’t be treated with fat removal liposuction, and we’ll refer you to a plastic surgeon in that instance. If the fat is above the muscle then liposuction is a viable option.
As every invasive procedure carries risks, it’s essential to thoroughly investigate all your options to establish if they can address your issues and help you achieve your tummy goals. Chat with our experts to find out if liposuction is the best course of action for your body sculpting goals.
Unfortunately, the lower abdomen can resist the changes usually brought about by a healthy diet and exercise. While the rest of your shape may slim down and tone up, the body fat in the abdomen may stubbornly refuse to respond to your efforts, making even the fittest and active individuals insecure about the appearance of this area. You may think a tummy tuck is your only course of action. However, there are other options available to you that are just as effective and avoid the need for costly surgical procedures.
Liposuction is less invasive than a tummy tuck and can target the fat deposits above your muscles. Not all types of fat can be treated with liposuction though we can help assess the best course of action in your initial appointment.
Our abdominal liposuction procedure starts from $3,950. This price includes the procedure, all review appointments, aftercare garments and the theatre costs. To get an accurate quote on how much your stomach liposuction procedure will cost, talk to our team about your goals with an initial consultation.
After abdominal liposuction, compression garments are typically worn for 3-6 weeks. These garments help to reduce swelling and support the tissues as they heal. It is important to wear the garment as directed by our team.
Wearing it for less time than recommended may not allow for proper healing while wearing it for too long can lead to discomfort. During the first week after surgery, the compression garment should be worn at all times, except when showering. After the first week, you may be able to remove the garment for short periods, but be sure to put it back on as soon as possible. It’s always important to follow your cosmetic doctor’s instructions regarding compression garments.
One of the things you’ll need to do after having abdominal liposuction is get plenty of rest. During recovery, you should lie down as much as possible and avoid strenuous activity. You may find it difficult to sleep in your usual position, so try lying on your back with a few pillows under your knees. Lying on pillows can help take the pressure off your lower back and make it easier to drift off to sleep.
If you’re still struggling to get comfortable, try lying on your side with a pillow between your legs. This position can also help to alleviate any pain or discomfort you’re feeling. Whichever position you choose, wear loose-fitting clothing so that you don’t put unnecessary pressure on your incisions. With a little trial and error, you should be able to find a position that allows you to get the rest you need.
There’s no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as the amount of swelling you experience after liposuction will depend on several factors, including the type of procedure you had, the amount of fat removed, and your healing response. However, most people should expect to see some swelling for at least a few weeks after their procedure. In some cases, it may take several months for the swelling to resolve completely. As the swelling goes down, you should see your results revealed. If you have any concerns about the amount of swelling you’re experiencing, be sure to talk to your doctor.
Although liposuction results are typically long-lasting, stomach fat can return after the procedure. It’s important to note that fat cells are permanently removed meaning that the proportions obtained during lipo should be maintained despite weight gain. Eating a balanced diet and exercising regularly are important post-liposuction to avoid stomach fat returning.
including the type of procedure you had, the amount of fat removed, and your healing response. However, most people should expect to see some swelling for at least a few weeks after their procedure. In some cases, it may take several months for the swelling to resolve completely. As the swelling goes down, you should see your results revealed. If you have any concerns about the amount of swelling you’re experiencing, be sure to talk to your doctor.
The tumescent technique involves injecting a large volume of saline solution and local anaesthetic into the treatment area which then becomes numb. This solution helps to swell the fat cells and make them easier to remove. The cosmetic doctor will then make small incisions in the skin and insert a thin tube, known as a cannula, into the fat tissue. The cannula is connected to a suction device, which is used to suck out the fat cells. Tumescent liposuction is considered a safe, effective and minimally-invasive way to achieve long-lasting results.