Achieving Smoother, More Attractive Contours through Abdominal Liposuction By Stuart Baker on June 17, 2014

A woman with a toned abdomen, measuring her stomach with measuring tapeThroughout the years, liposuction has proven to be one of the safest and most effective forms of aesthetic plastic surgery, particularly when performed by a surgeon with the skill and experience of Dr. Stuart Baker. Liposuction offers a potentially ideal solution for people who are struggling to eliminate isolated deposits of fat that have accumulated on their otherwise basically healthy frames. These fatty deposits tend to be highly stubborn, resisting even the healthiest diets and most stringent exercise routines. Liposuction targets these tissues without harming surrounding healthy tissues, resulting in smoother, more attractive body contours.

Although liposuction can be performed on nearly any area of the body where fat tends to accumulate, it is most commonly requested to address the abdominal region, including the stomach area and the flanks, otherwise known as the “love handles.” For qualified candidates at our plastic surgery practice in Decatur, abdominal liposuction can be a wonderfully transformative treatment, giving patients the fit, trim figures they desire.

What Is Abdominal Liposuction?

Liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure in which targeted fatty tissues are broken up and gently suctioned out through carefully placed incisions using a device called a cannula. In the case of abdominal liposuction, these incisions are made in the abdominal region, where any resulting scars will easily be concealed by most clothing. Because Dr. Baker is a master of the subtle incision, the scars will scarcely be noticeable even when the abdominal region is exposed.

Benefits of Abdominal Liposuction

Abdominal liposuction offers a wealth of benefits to patients:

  • It is safe with minimal risk of serious complications.
  • The fat cells removed during liposuction will not regenerate, making the results of the procedure permanent.
  • The procedure is especially well suited to those who are at or near their ideal weight, as it will bring the abdomen into better proportion with the rest of the body and complete a fit, toned appearance.
  • Side effects such as bruising, swelling, and discomfort are generally mild and subside relatively quickly.
  • Because the procedure is performed through very small incisions, scarring is minimal.

For patients who wish to achieve more comprehensive results, abdominal liposuction can be combined with other procedures, including tummy tuck surgery and breast lift or augmentation.

Candidates for Abdominal Liposuction

Chances are that if you are in basically good health and at or near your ideal weight, yet you have isolated deposits of fat around your abdominal area, you are a good candidate for abdominal liposuction. It is also important that you have realistic expectations of the results that you can accomplish through liposuction. Liposuction is not intended as a weight loss procedure, though as much as ten pounds of fat can be extracted via liposuction. It is intended as a method of refining the body contours, making them smoother and more attractive.

Learn More about Abdominal Liposuction

If you would like to learn more about abdominal liposuction and how you might benefit from the procedure, we would be pleased to hear from you. Please contact the Center for Cosmetic Medicine today to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Stuart Baker.

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Dr. Stuart Baker

The Center for Cosmetic Medicine

Dr. Stuart Baker is a board-certified plastic surgeon with decades of experience. He has been recognized as a "master injector" by Allergan, the maker of BOTOX® Cosmetic and JUVÉDERM® products, for excellent patient outcomes. In addition to being a skilled plastic surgeon, he is also an orthopedic hand surgery specialist. His prestigious affiliations include:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons — ASPS 
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery — ASAPS 
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery — AACS 
  • American Medical Association — AMA 

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