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What is Stomach Fat?

There are two kinds of fat present in the stomach area of the body:

How Can I Get Rid of Stomach Fat?

If your BMI is under 30, in good health, you can benefit from stomach liposuction. The fat removal procedure is done under local anesthesia. It is an outpatient procedure that can be done in under two hours. To prevent fat from returning, you must be willing to follow a proper diet and exercise.

Who is a Good Candidate for a Stomach Liposuction Houston Procedure?

Who is Going to Perform my Lipo Surgery in Houston, Texas?

Our doctors are members of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Society of Liposuction Surgery. They have performed many liposuction surgeries and are recognized as one of the best in Texas. All are board certified plastic surgeons in Central Texas with additional aesthetic fellowship training. They specialize in Aesthetic Surgery of the breast and body.

The doctors will be able to answer all your questions concerning this procedure and will personally handle your case from your preliminary consult and the post-op. His dedication and expertise are unsurpassed in this precise procedure.

Whether you are looking at a statue of Rodin or the work of a renowned cosmetic liposuction surgeon, the pleasing result will be mainly dependent on the skills of the artist and the care taken to maintain the art piece. We know you are in good hands because our surgeons are specialists in all liposuction procedures. You can expect to look your best after surgery with a total natural look. It is up to you after to keep up the good work!

Many patients are convinced that a Lipo 360 gave them a much more natural look than just stomach liposuction. You should discuss if the all around the waist procedure will give the results you want.

What is the Main Difference Between Stomach Liposuction and a Tummy Tuck?

If you have a little bit fat in your middle section, tumescent liposuction of your stomach fat is best for people with good skin elasticity and adequate muscle tone.

A tummy tuck is more concerned with removing skin excess skin and tighten the abdominal muscles.

In Some instances both procedures can be done simultaneously if the patient has a lot of weight to remove.

What Happens on the Day of Your Surgery?

You have come in having organized a lift to take you home. You will be meeting with your surgeon to review your pre-op tests, discuss the procedure, and answer any last-minute questions you may have. The cosmetic surgeon might draw on your body the areas on which he will perform lipo. You will receive a mild sedative to make it a more pleasant experience. Tumescent liposuction does not require general anesthesia, which allows you to talk to your surgeon during the whole procedure.

Tumescent Liposuction:

The surgeon will start with small incisions. He injects a combination of lidocaine, sodium bicarbonate, and epinephrine mixed in a Saline solution to numb the area.

The doctor will then use a cannula (sort of a powered straw) to access the fat deposits:

If you choose to have a fat transfer to other areas like the popular Brazilian butt lift, the fat cells will be extracted, cleaned, and immediately reinjected to increase their survival chance.

If you do not avail yourself of a fat transfer, the cannula is equipped with a laser fiber that will liquefy the fat. The fat tissue will be sucked out. The body will expel the remaining dead tissue over time. The surgeon can utilize the SmartLipo Triplex laser during the surgery so he can achieve superior skin tightening. The body will create new collagen, and the skin will tighten a few weeks after the surgery.

As part of the surgery, the doctor may choose to perform body contouring so the results look natural without bumps. These liposuction techniques are different for men and women. Men may go for six-pack abdominal muscles, and women prefer rounder and fitting curves. Body Sculpting is an art form.

After your surgery, you will receive a follow-up appointment and contact info.

Make sure you have a ride home.

A few days later, you will have a post-op check-up to see your progress.

What Kind of Results Can I Expect After the Procedure?

Most of our patients are very pleased after this procedure. It allows them to wear form fitting. It is kind of fun to be able to tie your shoes or bend over a counter. It makes you feel more confident and positive about your appearance. The fat removed is usually between 2-5 pounds per surgery.

Patients should have reasonable expectations from their stomach liposuction. It should be considered a first step to remove fat that could not be done with hours in the gym or a very strict diet. To keep the results post-surgery, patients should establish a healthy routine that prevents the fat from returning as deep fat.

Full results, including skin tightening, will be visible within 90 days.

Recovery / Downtime

The recovery time for stomach liposuction can be anywhere from 4-12 weeks. The first 36-72 hours after treatment is the most uncomfortable part of recovery since patients often experience a combination of numbness, swelling and soreness. Avoid activities that involve twisting, turning in the first three days after surgery to minimize soreness. During this time, patients may take medication prescribed or recommended by our surgeons to help them manage discomfort.

All patients should observe the following guidelines for recovery after an abdomen/tummy liposuction procedure:

Liposuction Cost and Financing

Liposuction procedures start at $4,500. Depending on the amount of fat to be removed, and the patient’s final goals for the cosmetic surgery, the cost for tumescent liposuction can vary. We offer discounts to patients who decide to target more than one body area during the same surgical procedure. During a pre-op consultation with an experienced surgeon, the patient can discuss the possibility of targeting more than one body area during the first surgery session.

The total cost of abdominal liposuction surgery varies from patient-to-patient depending on several different factors, including:

Our office has partnered with multiple lending providers that offer convenient and tailored plans.

Recycle the Fat!

We highly recommend that you discuss a fat transfer procedure in conjunction with your liposuction surgery. Trendy cosmetic procedures include BBL, Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation, and gluteus augmentation.

What are the Risks Associated with the Procedure?

Like all operative procedures, there is a risk of infection. At our facility, we have a very low infection rate well below 1%. Contour irregularities can also occur when doing the procedure. A signed consent form is required stating that the patient is aware of the benefits and associated risks of the process.

Abdominal Liposuction Recovery

Many of our patients are surprised by the minimal downtime necessary after abdominal liposuction. In fact, you’re able to return to your normal activities the following day. We do however recommend that you plan to take up to three days off from work or school (including the day of surgery) to give your body time to heal.

Slim, Sleek, and Toned

Liposuction is the perfect choice if you want to contour and shape your abdomen, get a slimmer, fitter, more toned core and reveal your sexy curves.

So, if you’re ready to transform your abdomen, don’t forget to schedule your complimentary consultation today for your Abdominal Liposuction in Houston by calling (713) 401-9090. Your new body is waiting.