The abdomen is the most popular area we treat by liposuction.
It is the area most likely to be most prominently disproportionally full in those who are otherwise fit and eating well. It is an area that sometimes stubbornly refuses to reduce despite reasonable efforts at exercise and healthy food intake.
Some people are born to be thin. They eat what they want, and never seem to put on weight. Good luck to them.
Others find their bodies almost demanding to put on weight, and staying slim is either a perennial struggle or a perennial impossibility. Others still can achieve the weight they want, yet find they have simultaneously a gaunt face with a fatty belly. They discover, sooner or later, that more sit-ups is not the answer.
Abdomen - plus your medical garments cost (around $150 to $220)
Abdomen & love handles - plus your medical garments cost (around $150 to $220)
Am I a suitable candidate for a liposuction?
If you are happy with your weight but not your shape, liposuction is for you. If you are not sure, come in for a medical consultation with Dr Mahony and he will tell you whether liposuction is for you. If you are fit, but cannot shift the fat from your belly or " love handles", no matter how hard you try, liposuction is for you. If you are slim all over, except for a wide bottom then, liposuction is for you.
How long is the downtime?
It is about 1 to 2 weeks, you can go back to work in 2 to 4 days (if your work is not physical), depending on how you are feeling. At first, it will be some bruising and swelling. Some of the anaesthetic fluid used to keep you pain free during the procedure will continue to drain for a day or 2 afterwards. You should wear a medical compressive garment over the treated area for 2 weeks, if treatment was performed on the body, on the neck. Just 2 to 5 days .This garment will help to reduce the swelling and help bring about the most even result.
Am I awake during the procedure?
We perform liposuction under local anaesthesia, you will be relaxed, but awake. Local anaesthesia is safer than general and also means a fast recover.