There are a number of options for surgically removing excess fat. A surgeon will choose the best technique for you depending on the amount and location of the fat and whether you also have excess skin.
Common fat-removal methods include:
- Ultrasound-assisted liposuction
- Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)
As the name implies, liposuction uses suction to remove fat deposits. The suction is provided by a high-pressure vacuum pump or sometimes by a large syringe (needle). The suction pump is attached to a tube that the surgeon inserts into a small
Nice To Know:
Liposuction is the preferred surgery for removing unwanted
Liposuction is also useful in treating other problem areas, such as:
A new liposuction technique uses
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
Abdominoplasty, commonly called a "tummy tuck," is a method of removing fat from the abdomen (stomach region). If your abdomen has an excessive amount of skin and fat, a tummy tuck may be a better option for you than liposuction. Sometimes abdominoplasty is done in addition to liposuction.
This operation involves surgically removing excess skin and fat from the belly, and it may involve tightening the abdominal wall muscles as well. The end result is a flatter stomach.
For details about this procedure, go to Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty).