Liposuction to Abdomen Before and After
Liposuction aims to improve the body contours and proportion by removing excess fat deposits to slim and reshape an area of the body. If you are considering liposuction to rejuvenate the appearance of your abdominal region, take the time to look at our liposuction to abdomen before and after photos to see if Dr Norris’ work appeals to you.
The liposuction procedure
The length of a liposuction procedure can vary depending on the area treated and the amount of fat removed. This can be done under either a local or general anaesthetic.
Dr Norris will inject a liquid into the treated area to expand the fat components and reduce bleeding and trauma. A thin, hollow tube, known as a cannula, will then be inserted through the incisions to loosen excess fat from the abdomen using a controlled back and forth motion. This dislodged fat is then suctioned out of the body using a surgical vacuum attached to the cannula. Due to swelling, the end result of your procedure will not be immediately visible, and may take six months to fully appear.
Potential candidates for liposuction
At Form and Face clinic in Sydney, the first step to determining whether you are a candidate for liposuction is to have a consultation with Dr Norris. You are a potential candidate for liposuction if:
- You have bulges of stubborn fat that don’t respond to diet or exercise
- You have firm, elastic skin and good muscle tone
- You are within 30% of your ideal weight
- You are physically healthy
- You have realistic expectations
What to expect after liposuction
Dr Norris will apply dressings or bandages to your incisions after your procedure. A small, thin tube may also be placed under the skin to drain any excess blood or fluid in the days following. You may also be given a compression garment to help control swelling and compress the skin to your new body contours.
You will need to take some time off work to rest following liposuction to the abdomen, however most patients are able to return to all normal activities, with the exception of strenuous exercise, within two weeks.