Abdominal liposuction

If your tummy is moderately fatty without excess skin and supported by an undistended abdominal wall, you can consider liposuction.

How does the operation work?

It is performed on an outpatient basis, usually under general anaesthetic.

The scars left by liposuction of the stomach are virtually invisible after 6 months.

They are hidden in the groin fold, in the hairy area of the pubis and the umbilicus. Swelling and bruising disappear in no more than 4 weeks. You can resume your active life after 2 to 5 days, depending on your type of activity. But this period of rest is essential to ensure a good result from your tummy tuck.

The final result will be visible about 3 months after your abdominal liposuction, once the residual oedema has subsided.

This type of operation is performed under general anaesthetic on an outpatient basis.


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Every surgical procedure can involve risks and complications that the patient must accept; your plastic surgeon will make it his duty to reduce the rate of these by choosing the technique best suited to your medical situation. Complications such as haemorrhage, wound or prosthesis infections and poor healing, although relatively rare, can occur with any type of surgery. This document has been drawn up to supplement the information received during the consultations. This text is not exhaustive, and cannot replace a specialist consultation; it may answer certain questions or raise others. Each patient will receive full and detailed information, in line with their own medical status and the procedure of their choice.

For more information, please consider a consultation or visit the website of the official body of the Royal Belgian Society of Plastic Surgery : www.rbsps.org

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