Good candidates for abdominal lipostructure:
A good candidate for abdominal etching has to have a small amount of abdominal fat which the body refuses to burn off, regardless of regular diet and exercise. The procedure is not destined for the overweight, patients having more than 2 cm of abdominal skin fold (measured by pinching the abdomen skin using the thumb and the forefinger), or those who regularly practise sports.
Abdominal lipostructure can be destined to candidates who do not practise sports if combined with a liposuction of other fatty areas such as the abdomen, the hips, the lower back and the flanks. Ideal candidates, however, are those who already possess underlying high-definition abs, which can be further accentuated with grafting.
Other ideal candidates are ex-patients of abdominal liposuction or abdominoplasty
who wish to achieve a more chiseled abdominal effect. The procedure is also destined for women upon request and provided that they fulfill the requirements.
Once all examinations have been underwent, the procedure day can be scheduled. Abdominal liposuction is performed under general anesthesia and can last from 1h30 to 3 hours depending on treated areas. The surgeon sculpts the abdomen starting from the under-chest area to the lower umbilicus by targeting the present lines of the abdominal wall.
Like any other liposuction, post-operative incisions do not engender scars as fine cannulles of suctioning are used. The surgeon then proceeds by placing special bandages on liposuctioned areas to optimize results.
The latter bandages can be only removed 10 days after the procedure. Following that, it is recommended to wear a contention garment for a month. Resuming work is only considered after 5 to 10 days and sports after 2 to 4 weeks.
When will results be visible?
Final results are only visible after 3 to 6 months. During that period of time, a special diet will be prescribed by your doctor to strengthen abdominal muscles.
It is important to follow an appropriate diet as well as exercise regularly when you undergo an abdominal lipostructure to ensure long-lasting results. It is more likely that ex-patients of abdominal lipostructure who are not used to practising sports become sport enthusiasts after their procedure.