Fat in the waist area is something that is a constant worry to many. Many people do not suffer from obesity but rather are overweight with fat deposition concentrated in the abdomen and waist area. Some people are absolutely fit, leading a very healthy lifestyle but often complain of stubborn fat in their abdomen area that just would not go. Liposuction of the abdomen and waist area is a great option for these individuals. How and what happens in abdomen and waist area liposuction? Let us explore.
Women and Waist area Fat
Childbirth and aging can bring about that extra hang in women’s abdomen. The fat accumulated as a result is stubborn in nature and they simply do not go away for many women. Blame it on genetics and hormones. The subcutaneous fat is mostly resistant to diet and workouts, and hence the stubbornness. Subcutaneous fat is those fats that lie beneath the skin. These fats can be removed using liposuction of the abdomen.
Men and Waist area Fat
Most overweight men are pear-shaped. The anatomy and genetic makeup of men allow fat deposition largely in the abdomen area only. For many with normal BMI there is a stubborn layer of fat in the abdomen that would simply not go away despite diet and exercises. Liposuction of the abdomen or waist area can offer a solution to the fat deposited there.
So it can be safely assumed that if you are looking to seriously reduce your waistline but diet and exercise has not yielded the desired result, then abdomen liposuction can provide you the needed solution.
Liposuction of the abdomen – What is done!
The cosmetic surgeon first evaluates if you are a suitable candidate for abdomen liposuction. Generally, people who are not severely or very severely obese and have stubborn or accumulated body fat are suitable candidates for liposuction of the abdomen. The cosmetic surgeon would then determine the area of the abdomen where the fat needs to be removed and would proceed to mark the area.
The patient is administered “tumescent anaesthesia” before the abdomen liposuction procedure. In this type of anaesthesia, a dose of anaesthesia along with a large amount of saline is administered on the skin layer. This type of anaesthesia is very helpful in reducing the blood loss during liposuction surgical procedure. An extensive regional anaesthesia of the intended skin and subcutaneous area is achieved in tumescent anaesthesia. At Dr Kalas Clinic, in addition to tumescent anaesthesia, the patient is also administered general anaesthesia. This helps in reducing post-surgery pain and can also help the patient recover faster.
After the patient responds to the regional anaesthesia, a steel tube called cannula is gently inserted into the intended area. The cannula connects to a tube which in turn is connected to a vacuum. The cannula has a stiff wand like area on the front with which the cosmetic surgeon would move after it is inserted into the intended abdomen area. Then the cosmetic surgeon would move the cannula back and front rapidly, loosen the fat and suck out the excess fat. The entire surgical procedure may last up to 45 minutes to 1.5 hours depending on the case.
At Dr Kalas Clinic, Dr Kalanidhi, the cosmetic and plastic surgeon prefers to use power liposuction. Here the tip of the cannula vibrates at a very high speed which helps in loosening the fat. The additional benefits of using power liposuction are they give less pain and they loosen the fat much faster.
After Liposuction of the Abdomen
Covering the inserted areas (holes) with bandages is done after the liposuction surgical procedure. Most of the liposuction procedures are day care procedures. For some, depending on the body conditions, a hospital stay of one day might be recommended by the cosmetic surgeon. The entire recovery might take two weeks of time. Dr. Kalanidhi, one of the top cosmetic surgeons, having many years of doing liposuction of the abdomen says that it might take six to ten weeks to see the desired result because of the healing process.