Abdominal liposuction surgical removal of excess fat

Abdominal liposuction is a procedure involving the removal of excess fat from the lower and upper abdomen. In addition, the procedure is extended by the liposuction of “bacon”, to mark the waist and model the figure.

Abdominal obesity is a common problem in women after pregnancy, treating themselves hormonally, for example with the PCOS syndrome – polycystic ovaries and with the problems of second-degree diabetes and insulin resistance. This defect is very difficult to remove even when using a proper diet and exercise, especially for women after cesarean section, in which there is also a concussion of the scar. The effect of the treatment is the modeling of the treatment surface and permanent removal of fat cells from this area.

The treatment is often performed in combination with abdominoplasty or lipotransfer to the breasts.

Liposuction of the abdomen, or change your abdomen after delivery!

Pregnancy and childbirth change the woman’s body. Of course, the breasts, belly and hips are the most important place of these changes. Lots of young mothers complain that their belly after birth is bulging, gelatinous or flaccid.

Sometimes it never returns to its former form. No exercise or diet helps. A great solution may be treatments in the field of aesthetic medicine, dedicated to the problem – abdomen after delivery. They will help to reduce stretch marks, unsightly discolorations, and also effectively and permanently improve its firmness.

Indications

Abdominal liposuction is recommended for women whose fat tissue is accumulated in the lower, upper or lateral part of the abdomen. In the case of a lot of weight loss or after pregnancy, liposuction is often supported by abdominoplasty, involving the excision of excess skin in the bikini line. The final effect is visible after 2-3 months after the procedure.

Contraindications

  • Cardiological problems
  • Unregulated pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Coagulation disorders
  • Pregnancy and lactation
  • Purulent skin infections
  • Non-stabilized chronic diseases
  • Autoimmune diseases

How to prepare for surgery?

The operation is preceded by a consultation visit.
Before the procedure, the following tests should be performed: (it is also possible in our Clinic)

  • blood group
  • morphology
  • urinalysis
  • coagulogram – APTT, INR, PT
  • ECG after the age of 40
  • HBS antigen
  • electrolytes
  • sugar level

Two weeks before the planned treatment, you must not take the following medicines: aspirin or its derivatives (eg Acard), Vit.E and antitussive and anti-influenza drugs. These measures adversely affect the prolongation of bleeding during surgery.

You should limit smoking to 3-4 cigarettes a day for 3 days before surgery.

Inform the operator about the infection, if any, within 2 weeks before the planned surgery.

6 hours should be left on an empty stomach (without food or drink) before surgery.

Course of operation

In the Medifem Women’s Clinic, all liposuction procedures are carried out using the classic wet method. The treatment begins with the injection into the subcutaneous layer of a special liquid, breaking up fat cells, allowing their easy and precise removal with minimal bleeding. Anesthetic drugs contained in the preparation act anesthetically and analgesically during and after surgery and help to minimize the amount of exudate after surgery. It is the most popular method used in both liposuction treatments and fat cell transplants to selected parts of the body.

Liposuction course

The areas of the liposuction are marked on the skin of the patient before surgery in such a way as to ensure the best possible modeling effect. In the case of liposuction of the abdominal integuments, the waist line is additionally determined, the modeling of which is to ensure the aesthetic indentation characteristic of the female body structure. During surgery, a small incision is made, about 2mm in size, through which a probe connected to the suction device – a cannula is inserted into the patient’s fat tissue. With the use of a special apparatus, a negative negative pressure is created, which enables the extracted adipose tissue to be broken down by the previously administered preparation. A 1.0-1.5 liter of fat is usually removed at once, however the volume should never exceed 4l.

Liposuction procedures usually involve general anesthesia or aortic anesthesia. The choice of the form of anesthesia is made by the physician, anesthesiologist in consultation with the patient, after conducting a medical interview and analysis of current research results.

Postoperative period

Immediately after the procedure, the patient is dressed in a special compression corset, which aims to accelerate the shrinking of the skin in the areas undergoing surgery and to minimize bruising and swelling. Corset should be worn constantly for a period of 6 – 8 weeks.

During the stay in the clinic, the patient after the liposuction is administered intravenously antibiotic, analgesics and irrigation.
From the second week after the treatment, specialized massages, lymphatic drainage – responsible for clearing lymphatic systems, reducing swelling and bruising are indicated. Properly conducted, rehabilitation guarantees equal skin shrinkage and the best results. Especially in the case of abdominal coatings, we advise against the use of mechanical drainages that do not work well during the rehabilitation phase.

After the procedure, the patient leaves the clinic the following day in the morning hours.

The physical effort and lifting should be avoided within 3 weeks of the procedure. Liposuction scars should be protected from the sun and protected with a cream with a high UV filter.

After liposuction, most patients experience pulling, pain and burning on their stomach and in the area. Immediately after the operation, residual fluid may leak from the wound, which should resolve itself after about 8 hours. In the case where the surface of the liposuction is large, small drainage tubs are left in the wounds, removed before leaving the clinic. Within two to three days of surgery, large bruises may appear, also in areas not covered by liposuction. Bruises disappear after about 10 days, and edema gradually descend to 6 weeks after surgery. Sutures are removed after 7 days of surgery.

The final effect is visible after about 3 months after the procedure. A full convalescence lasts from 4 to 8 weeks.

Fat cells are removed permanently during liposuction. However, if the patient does not follow a healthy lifestyle and an optimal diet, especially in people with insulin resistance, the adipose tissue will accumulate in other parts of the body. Maintaining a constant weight, avoiding excessive exposure to the sun, giving up alcohol and cigarettes, will contribute to lasting effects of the operation.

FAQ

Is it necessary to take analgesics within the first week?

The issue of pain sensation after the procedure is individual, patients usually take analgesics temporarily for no more than 7 days.

What is the hygiene of the liposuction area?

The mists created in places after insertion of the cannula should be washed until they are healed and secured with sterile dressings. The skin in the area subjected to liposuction can be lubricated with moisturizing creams.

How long is hospitalization?

Staying at the hospital ward in the Clinic, with this kind of surgery is usually one day. If there are no complications after the procedure, the patient leaves the clinic by 12 o clock the next day.

Do you have to somehow prepare for the surgery?

It is required to perform a series of blood tests, on the basis of which we assess the patient’s state of health. You can undergo several treatments lymphatic drainage which may accelerate the recovery process.

Best medical team

Michał Barwijuk Plastic gynecologist

Andrzej Barwijuk założyciel Kliniki Medifem

Tadeusz Issat Specialist in obstetrics and gynecology

Marta Andziak Specjalista położnictwa i ginekologii

Ewa Juchnicka Specjalista położnictwa i ginekologii, endokrynolog

Anna Kasielska-Trojan Specjalista chirurgii plastycznej

Tomasz Zawadzki Specjalista chirurgii plastycznej

Antonina Lisowska Specialist of Radiology

Maciej Łapoć Specjalista anestezjologii i intensywnej terapii.

Monika Jusińska Fizjoterapeutka

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