About Stomach Liposuction in Philadelphia, PA
Despite being dedicated to a strict workout routine and a healthy diet, there are many people who cannot seem to trim down their midsection. We all know that excess stress and too much sugar play a huge role in belly fat. Certain medical conditions, hormonal changes, and aging can also contribute to too much fat in your stomach. Center for SmartLipo and Plastic Surgery offers stomach liposuction in Philadelphia, PA for patients who want a slimmer waist line and flatter stomach.
Does SmartLipo™ Work on the Stomach?
SmartLipo™ is a safe and effective method to remove small pockets of unwanted fat from many parts of the body especially the stomach area. Stomach liposuction with laser lipo can remove the fat on your belly to make you look slimmed down and skinnier. If you are having issues with “love handles”, or too much fat in your flanks or your lower back, we can also address those areas along with your stomach. Addressing the excess fat around the whole midsection will give you a balanced, trimmed down look. However, stomach liposuction should never be used as a way to lose weight or replace a healthy diet.
Abdominoplasty vs Stomach Liposuction
Liposuction on stomach and abdominoplasty are two different cosmetic procedures that will help you look slimmed down and improve your overall appearance. An abdominoplasty, as called a tummy tuck, is a major surgical procedure where the excess skin and fat are cut away. This will tighten the stomach area and slim down your waistline. It is usually suggested for people who have lost a lot of weight or who have excess skin from pregnancy. It must be performed under general anesthesia and will require a longer healing period.
Stomach liposuction with SmartLipo™, on the other hand, is a much less invasive procedure. Dr. Patel can perform it using local anesthetic only. While you will need a small incision where the cannula will be inserted, it does not require cutting away at your skin. Instead, the cannula contains a laser fiber that will melt and remove excess fat from the body. This procedure is typically suggested for patients who have suborn pockets of fat that will not go away despite regular diet and exercise. It also requires a much shorter recovery time.
Do I Qualify for Stomach Liposuction?
Patients who have loose skin that is generally inelastic may not benefit from stomach lipo. These patients may benefit from abdominoplasty. However, if you are near your set weight and have firm, elastic skin, stomach liposuction will work for you. You should also be in good health. This includes being a non-smoker and being in a good metal state. It is important to have realistic expectations with this procedure. It should only be used to remove excess fat in the stomach area when diet and exercise are not working.
Talk to one of our physicians about stomach liposuction using SmartLipo™ fat removal today. After examining your body and reviewing your medical history, we can determine if you qualify for liposuction stomach. Contact Center for SmartLipo and Plastic Surgery today to start on your stomach liposuction journey. To learn more about all of our SmartLipo services, see SmartLipo.