Abdominal liposuction is the procedure of removing the excess fat from around the abdominal or stomach. This can make the abdominal area slimmer and more in proportion, giving a nices shape to the waistline and stomach. Abdominal liposuction is suitable for any man or woman over the age of 18 who has excess fat on their abdominals that they would like to banish.

How do I prepare for Abdominal Liposuction?

Even though abdominal liposuction is a straightforward surgical procedure, it is still a surgical procedure. Therefore you must prepare in the same way. You shouldn't consume any alcoholic beverages during the week prior to abdominal liposuction, and you should stop taking a medication which thins the blood, as this could cause severe blood loss during the abdominal liposuction surgery. Prior to any liposuction you should talk to your consultant about how to prepare for the abdominal liposuction procedure properly.

During Abdominal Liposuction

Abdominal liposuction is performed under local, or general anesthetic depending on how extreme the liposuction is. Once the area is numb the liposuction surgeon will normally inject the abdominal area with a formula which will turn the fat into liquid. An incision will then be made for the hollow tube which will vacuum out the liquefied fat. After all the unwanted fat from the abdominal area is removed a compression garment, i.e a bandage will be applied to the abdominals to aid the healing process. Because the area has been numbed you cannot drive after abdominal liposuction surgery.

After Abdominal Liposuction

Even though all the unwanted fat from the abdominals has been removed, there will be swelling and bruising which might make you look bigger than you actually are. But once the swelling has gone down then you will see a noticeable difference. With the bruising and swelling will come some discomfort and pain, so you may need to painkillers for the first few days after the abdominal lipo. For a full list of side effects from abdominal liposuction it is best to talk to your abdominal liposuction consultant. Abdominal liposuction is a great way of contouring your stomach, so your abdominals are more defined.