Lipectomy, also known as abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure performed to remove excess fat and skin in the abdomen and to restore weakened or separated abdominal muscles.
There are different types of lipectomy depending on the excess fat and loose skin of each patient. At Obesity not 4 me, we perform anterior, circular, and Flor de Lis lipectomy surgeries. The doctor will help evaluate your case and indicate which is the best option for you.
Are you tired of struggling with excess abdominal skin and fat? Lipectomy can help you achieve the body you've always wanted.
The procedure involves making an incision in the lower abdominal area, from hip to hip, and removing excess fat and skin in the abdominal area. In addition, weakened or separated abdominal muscles can be repaired to improve the appearance of the abdomen and muscular strength.
Lipectomy is commonly used in individuals who have lost a significant amount of weight or in women who have given birth and have excess skin and fat in the abdomen. It can also be an option for those who have loose skin and excess fat in the abdominal area due to aging or genetics.
The doctor will provide specific instructions for caring for the incisions and sutures, to keep the area clean and dry, as well as instructions on physical activity after surgery. Recovery can take approximately 3 weeks depending on the extent of the procedure.
The recovery after a lipectomy can vary depending on the patient and the extent of the surgery. However, there are some general aspects of recovery that patients can expect after the surgery.
During the first few days after surgery, it is normal to experience pain and discomfort. The doctor will prescribe pain medication to help with the pain and inflammation. It will be important to use compression bandages or garments to help reduce swelling and discomfort.