Many patients who are already fit desire additional contouring of their physiques to look their absolute best in outdoor, athletic, beach, and intimate situations. For patients in this category, liposculpture, or abdominal liposuction for refinement of the six-pack can be an excellent option.
Depending on your unique anatomic concerns, surgery takes approximately 1 hour, and anywhere from 1 to 5 Liters of fat lipoaspirate can be removed. Incisions (including the main incision, which is hidden inside the belly button) are intentionally camouflaged, and typical incisions are no more than half a centimeter long.
After surgery, you wear an abdominal binder (a tight garment that keeps firm pressure on your midsection) and resume your normal activities when you feel ready. Many patients are able to go back to work in 1-3 days. Swelling takes time to resolve, but by 2-3 weeks after surgery, you will already begin to see your results. Every week thereafter, you will note additional improvement, until about 6 months, when all of the swelling is gone.
For attractive abs in time for summer beach season, I advise patients to plan 6 to 8 weeks in advance for their surgeries. For inquiries, please call 212-452-2400, or email info@LaraDevganMD.com.