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Male Abdominal Lipolisis

What is abdominal liposuction?

Liposuction is a surgical technique used to remove fat deposits from certain areas of the body. The abdomen is the area most commonly treated by liposuction by men. Abdominal liposuction or abdominal lipolysis allows the removal of fat deposits resistant to diet, exercise and other treatments. It is an innovative treatment that, through cannulas and ultrasound (VASER Lipo®), allows us to selectively destroy fat without damaging adjacent structures.
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Who is a good candidate for liposuction?

The ideal candidates to undergo liposuction are those people who have a relatively normal weight according to their constitution, with accumulations of fat in the abdomen and who seek to stylize their figure and improve their appearance either for health, self-esteem or to feel better with himself. Those who should not undergo this type of surgery are those who have already had another surgery in the abdominal area and have a weak blood supply, or those who suffer from lung or heart disease.


The liposuction operation / What is liposuction?

The location of abdominal fat is an important factor in predicting the success of abdominal liposuction, since we find it distributed on two levels: superficial fat (located just below the skin) and deep fat (inside the abdominal cavity, where there are the intestines). The latter cannot be removed by liposuction because it would be too dangerous, it can only be reduced through weight loss through diet and sports.
It is also important to remember that liposuction is not a cellulite treatment.

In most cases, abdominal liposuction can be performed without having to be admitted to the hospital, although depending on the extent of the liposuction it may be necessary to stay overnight. Local anesthesia and sedation can be used if liposuction is not very extensive. The duration is usually between one and three hours, but the time varies depending on the amount of fat to be removed and the surface to be treated.

Initially, a small incision is made, less than 1 cm, to be able to introduce serum with local anesthesia that helps liposuction to be less traumatic and painful. Once the area to be treated has been infiltrated, a cannula is inserted that emits ultrasound. VASER Lipo® technology; it allows to emulsify the fat facilitating its extraction and improving the retraction of the skin. Finally, a series of hollow cannulas connected to a vacuum system are introduced. The surgeon moves the cannula between the fatty deposits under the skin, breaking the fat and sucking it out. After reducing volumes and defining muscle contours such as the rectus abdominis and obliques, the incisions are closed with a stitch.
The bandage consists of a compression garment with different padded areas, with the aim of reducing posterior edema and possible bruising.



And after liposuction, what?

After abdominal liposuction, the use of an abdominal pressotherapy belt is recommended, which will take approximately one month, to help the skin adapt to the new contour and control swelling. The surgeon may prescribe antibiotics to prevent infection, as well as anti-inflammatories for pain and edema. The incision points will be removed a week after surgery.
Postoperative bruising is possible, but will disappear in a maximum of 15 days depending on each person.

During the first weeks the surgeon may recommend performing lymphatic drains that speed up the recovery process and improve subsequent definition.

The treated areas may be insensitive for a few weeks, recovering progressively as the edema and inflammation resolve.

It is also recommended to limit efforts during the first weeks. As for sports, physical activity can be restarted, starting with walks during the first week and progressing until the end of the month of the intervention, when any sports activity can be carried out. The return to work life is usually a postoperative week, although it depends on the effort that it requires.


The results

The goal of abdominal liposuction is to achieve a well-defined body contour, removing unwanted fat that cannot be removed with diet and exercise. Depending on the needs and preferences of the patient, an athletic torso can be achieved, marking the muscular contours of the abdominal area: straight abdominal muscles, transition with oblique muscles, “six-pack” …

The results can be permanent, as long as healthy lifestyle habits are maintained and there are no major changes in weight. Liposuction scars are imperceptible since they are very small and are strategically placed so that they are hidden.