For many people, the stomach is a source of insecurity, which flat tummy liposuction can help. Most of us aren’t naturally gifted with a flat, taut stomach throughout our entire lives. When diet and exercise efforts fall short of helping us reach our physical goals, plastic surgery is a safe, effective alternative.
The first step to achieving a flatter tummy through plastic surgery is a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon such as Ary Krau. After an in-depth physical examination, Dr. Krau will create a customized plan based around your anatomy and goals.
Here are a few of your treatment options:
Liposuction is one of the most commonly recommended procedures to reduce unwanted abdominal fat and contour a flabby stomach. An instrument called a cannula is used to carefully remove fat from the front and sides of the stomach and improve the definition of the area.
In Dr. Krau’s opinion, liposuction is not about removing as much fat as possible — it’s about following the patient’s unique anatomy and removing an appropriate amount of fat from the right places. With his attention to detail and eye for artistry, Dr. Krau understands exactly where to remove fat and how much to remove to achieve the smoothest result. Also, he considers the body as a whole, and is a master at blending the transitions of the body for a natural looking outcome.
Liposuction is performed through tiny openings in the skin that usually heal quite nicely and do not leave any noticeable scarring.
Sometimes the problem is more than just stubborn fat — excess abdominal skin and weak or separated abdominal muscles can contribute to a lumpy, flabby stomach. And if that’s the case, simply removing fat through liposuction won’t produce an adequate cosmetic result. Tummy tuck (a.k.a., abdominoplasty) is the more comprehensive solution.
During tummy tuck, Dr. Krau uses liposuction techniques to remove pockets of localized fat from the front and sides of the stomach. Additionally, he “cinches” weakened or separated abdominal muscles back together, stitching them together in a corset-like fashion, and he also removes loose folds of skin. He makes all of these surgical modifications through incisions that are placed low enough on the abdomen to be concealed by a bikini bottom or pair of underwear.