How much weight can I lose from liposuction on the stomach?
Liposuction is not meant to be used for weight loss. Liposuction helps recontour and reshape the stomach and waist area by removing excess fat deposits that are unresponsive to diet and exercise. If you would like to reduce your larger amounts of weight it can either be done through diet and exercise.
More commonly, we see patients post having weight loss surgery. Stubborn pockets of fat may persist post-surgery, and excessive skin can be a concern. Surgical options exist for both and our Specialist Plastic Surgeons are experts in guiding you towards the options best suited to your own unique situation.
Are the results from stomach liposuction permanent?
Once you reach your late teenage years your body has the total amount of fat cells it will ever have. These fat cells can then only expand or shrink in size.
As the liposuction procedure removes fat cells in the area once they are removed, they will never return. However, in order to maintain your results it is recommended to follow a healthy diet and exercise plan.
Will I have scarring?
Liposuction involves making incisions in the skin, which means small marks that fade overtime will be left post procedure. However significant scarring is rare. The incisions made for the procedure are always small and in discreet locations.
At Contour Surgical we offer best in class laser treatments to reduce any scarring after the procedure.
We provide a complimentary scar removal treatment for all our liposuction patients. We find that with a combination of expert placement of liposuction entry sites, skilful management of the sites post-operatively and complimentary skin resurfacing laser most scarring is removed or fades to become hardly noticeable.
When do I see my results?
You will notice an improvement immediately after your liposuction procedure. However, over the next 48 hours you will have swelling and it will take up to 4-6 weeks for the swelling to subside and the skin to tighten and retract.
From 6 weeks onwards you can expect your results to gradually improve with full results being seen at around 3-6 months post-surgery.