You would like to have a flatter lean stomach but exercise and diet are just not working for you.
Perhaps you would like to consider getting a tummy tuck liposuction done to achieve a slimmer looking you?
You are not alone. Each day, thousands of men and women across the country get liposuction done on their abdominal region. It is a relatively painless procedure these days and your recovery time is usually less than a week.
To start, you should book an appointment with a reputable plastic surgeon and consult with him or her about what you would like to have done. The doctor will explain (We are talking about tummy tuck liposuction surgeon here, not a house call doctor) the types of procedures they can do and the pros and cons of each. Once you are comfortable with the decision, you can go ahead and book the surgery.
Stomach liposuction normally lasts about an hour. In that time, a large quantity of fat will be removed from your belly region through 4 to 7 small incisions. With tumescent liposuction, an anesthetic liquid will be injected into the area, then small tubes call cannulas will be inserted back and forth breaking up the fat cells into small pieces that will be extracted by a vacuum.
After the procedure, you will be quite sore and swollen for a few days.
The liquid used in the procedure will drain out in few days following the surgery. You will need to wear a compression bandage for a number of days. It is also recommended that you remain active during this time (going for walks really helps) and not to remain in bed. You should avoid lifting heavy objects or bending over a lot in the days after the surgery too.
A couple of weeks later, your new flatter tummy will begin to take shape. It is around this time that your clothes are going to fit a lot better (and you might need to replace some of them). Many people are concerned that tummy tuck liposuction is not permanent but it actually is. If you maintain a healthy lifestyle afterward, the results should last.
The costs of the procedure will range anywhere from $2,500 to over $5,000 depending on the clinic you choose and the type of liposuction that is performed. And since this is not normally covered under insurance you will need to arrange for the payments yourself.
You should also note that depending on your skin condition (stretch marks, scars from other surgeries, etc), your doctor may recommend a tummy tuck in addition to the liposuction. Just be prepared in case that comes up during your consultation.