“Lipo 360” is a well-known procedure that describes circumferential liposuction of the midsection, including the front and back of the body. The specific areas targeted during Lipo 360 are the obliques and abdominals, which include the upper, lower, and the mid to lower back area.

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What is Lipo 360?

Lipo 360, or “liposuction 360,” is a cosmetic procedure that will help with the removal of excess fat. This outpatient liposuction procedure extracts fat from around your midsection to give you an “hourglass” figure. Lipo 360 uses tumescent liposuction combined with power-assisted liposuction, which can be an upgrade from traditional liposuction due to the ability to target many different regions at once. Not all patients are candidates for Lipo 360.

What are the Benefits of 360-Degree Liposuction?

Lipo 360 specifically includes removal of unwanted fat from the entire midsection in a 360-degree fashion. Potential benefits include:

Lipo 360 can be combined with a Mommy Makeover, a tummy tuck, fat transfer, or breast augmentation for a more sculpted appearance.

Am I a Good Candidate for Lipo 360?

Good candidates for Lipo 360 are patients who are wanting to remove excess fat from the body, but who are already near their ideal weight. It is important to understand that liposuction is not a weight loss procedure — it’s a body contouring surgery that can reshape your body. The goal is to remove stubborn fat and achieve a slimmer body shape. Patients should also be relatively healthy with no uncontrolled medical conditions that may interfere with the healing process.

How is Lipo 360 or Circumferential Liposuction Performed?

General anesthesia or local anesthesia is injected with sedation directly into the target area by our liposuction specialists, led by Houston board-certified plastic surgeon Eric Payne, MD. During the procedure, tumescent fluid is injected to help reduce pain and bleeding. At your initial consultation, our physicians will design a unique treatment plan to meet your aesthetic goals.

Liposuction 360 is a minimally invasive procedure that will leave you with small incisions. The incision is typically around 2mm and located in hidden areas. A long, thin tube known as a liposuction cannula is inserted to access and remove fat.

What is the Recovery Time After Lipo 360?

Most patients experience mild to moderate discomfort post-procedure. Numbness typically wears off after 48 hours. You will be placed in a compression garment right after surgery. Drainage in the first 24-48 hours is normal. Your small incisions generally heal within a few days. Post-op instructions and guidelines on how to take pain medications will be provided right after your fat removal procedure.

What Results Can I Expect From Lipo 360?

Results can be long-lasting and the removed fat cannot return if patients exercise regularly and maintain a healthy diet. Many patients gain more confidence after their Lipo 360 procedure. Excess skin may appear but once the new collagen forms, your skin should tighten over time. With a proper diet and exercise to maintain your weight, the results should endure over time.

How Much Does Lipo 360 Cost?

Texas Liposuction offers competitive pricing even when compared to other well-known locations such as Miami. The cost can vary depending on the area of the body and amount of fat that will need to be removed. Typically, Lipo 360 can cost anywhere from $7,000 to $9,000.

Is Non-Surgical Lipo 360 Possible?

Liposuction removes fat cells through a narrow surgical cannula and suction-assisted technology; therefore, the results of Lipo 360 cannot be replicated without surgery. Although non-surgical methods of fat removal exist, Lipo 360 uniquely resculpts the body circumferentially — this means the front, back, and sides of the midsection are also contoured for a slimmer look. Minimally invasive fat removal treatments typically only treat one area at a time, only revealing weight loss over a period of six months to one year. Plus, non-surgical technologies require multiple treatment sessions to achieve a noticeable improvement, and can only reduce fat by up to 30 percent.

In contrast, Lipo 360 and our other liposuction procedures — such as SmartLipo and HD liposuction — are capable of removing up to 80 percent of body fat at one time. Results are often noticeable immediately after swelling goes down. For these reasons, Lipo 360 typically offers more comprehensive contouring of the midsection to achieve an “hourglass” figure, or to simply slim the waistline.

Complements to Lipo 360

Lipo 360 results can often be accentuated when complementary procedures, such as abdominoplasty, breast augmentation, or a Mommy Makeover, are combined with liposuction. While the best treatment options for you depend on your goals and expectations for the outcome, a Mommy Makeover — as well as a Lipo 360 plus tummy tuck surgical plan — is commonly performed for women interested in regaining their pre-baby abdominal contours after having children. Those seeking a more voluptuous, sensual, or “hourglass” figure may benefit from getting breast implants at the same as their Lipo 360.

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