Using Lipoabdominoplasty to Add Definition to Your Abdomen
Who doesn’t wish they had washboard abs? No matter how hard you exercise or how strict a diet you follow, excess belly fat just doesn’t seem to go away. But what if there were a way to get rid of that flab without the need for any nerve-wracking dieting or exercise regimens? With a lipoabdominoplasty, you can get the defined abs you’ve been dreaming of.
What Is a Lipoabdominoplasty?
A lipoabdominoplasty is a procedure to make your abdomen look fitter and better defined. In this procedure, excess fat is removed from the middle and lower abdomen to show off the definition and tone of the abdominal muscles. The muscles themselves are tightened, creating a stronger abdominal wall. Excess skin is also removed to eliminate sagging.
Who Is a Good Candidate for This Procedure?
A lipoabdominoplasty is for anyone who wants a leaner and fitter abdomen. People who once suffered from obesity and have lost weight sometimes still have substantial fat deposits and loose skin on their abdomen; these people benefit from a lipoabdominoplasty. Women who have given birth may also want to tighten their abdominal muscles and skin with this procedure.
How Is a Lipoabdominoplasty Performed?
The operation is usually done under general anesthesia. Dr. Kaye makes an incision near the pubic hairline from one hip to the other. Another incision may be made around the bellybutton. The skin and fatty tissues are separated from the underlying tissues.
Dr. Kaye then corrects loose or separate abdominal muscles by stitching them together with internal sutures. Excess fat is carefully removed using liposuction in order to etch out the abdominal muscles more effectively, and then excess skin is trimmed away. Finally, the navel is repositioned and the incisions are closed.
Recovery from Surgery
Like any other surgery, this procedure requires some time for the incisions and tissues to heal. It is a major operation and requires time to heal, so trying to rush to a normal life immediately after the surgery is not advised. It can also negatively affect results.
During the recovery period, you will be advised by Dr. Kaye not to sit or lie in certain positions that might strain your abdomen. People can usually go back to work after about a month. In addition, any physical activity has to be severely limited for at least four to six weeks after the surgery.
Is There an Ideal Age for a Lipoabdominoplasty?
Anyone above the age of 18 can opt for this procedure. Age is not the only factor that doctors consider when determining the suitability of a patient for this treatment. The person must be in good health in order to be able to handle the surgery.
Women who are planning a pregnancy or deciding to lose a lot of weight must not come in for this surgery until after the pregnancy or weight-loss program.
Arrange Your Consultation
If you want well-defined abs you can be proud to show off, contact the office of skilled surgeon Dr. Mitchell D. Kaye and set up a consultation. Dr. Kaye can deliver effective and impressive results.