The procedure of liposuction, also known as liposculpture, lipoplasty or suction lipectomy, is a type of surgical procedure which is being used worldwide for cosmetic purposes. The process of liposuction is becoming popular for fat removal from the thighs, buttocks, calves, upper and lower portions of the arms and other parts that contain excessive fat content.
Stomach liposuction, one of the most common procedures practiced worldwide, helps in breaking up and sucking out the fat from the belly, making it look flatter and more appealing.
The Increasing Popularity of Stomach Liposuction
The fat accumulation which takes place in the stomach after childbirth or due to obesity can be effectively removed to enhance the appearance and physical beauty of the patient. Patients going in for stomach liposuction usually have stable body weights but they desire to remove the unwanted body fat deposits in the region of lower abdomen and stomach. The growing popularity of stomach liposuction has made the procedure accessible in private clinics and nursing homes and experts in the field vouch for the safety of the procedure as well.
Not an Overall Weight loss Method
Stomach liposuction procedures should not be confused with programs which help in the reduction of weight loss. The procedure should not be considered as an alternative for weight reduction as it does not reduce the dimples, cellulite content and the stretch marks that appear on the stomach.
It however helps in the alteration of the shape of the body by permanent removal of fat cells in the stomach. However, the patient has to lead a healthy lifestyle and take care of his/her dietary habits to avoid regeneration of these fat cells again.
Risks of Stomach Liposuction
- Inflammation – the swelling in some cases may take up to 6 months to settle. Sometimes fluid may continue to ooze from the incisions.
- Thrombophlebitis – a blood clot forms in a vein, causing inflammation of that vein.
- Contour irregularities – if the patient has poor skin elasticity, has healed in an unusual way, or fat removal has been uneven, the skin may appear withered, wavy, or bumpy.
- Numbness – the area that was worked on may feel numb for a while; this is usually only temporary.
- Infections – although rare, skin infections may occur after liposuction surgery. Sometimes this needs to be treated surgically, with the risk of scarring.
- Internal organ punctures – this is very rare.
- Death – anesthesia carries with it a small risk of death.
- Scarring, Infection, Dents in the Skin
- Nerve damages, Infections, Bleeding
- Bruising, Swelling and Numbness