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Liposuction - Abdomen

Have you lost count of the number of sets of sit ups you have been doing at the gym with hardly any change in the layers of fat in your abdomen? Has pregnancy left you with an unappealing abdominal shape? Most men and women across the globe are dissatisfied with one particular part of their body: the abdomen. Easy to put on weight but difficult to lose, thousands of people wake up every day wondering when they will win their battle against the abdominal bulge. Abdominal liposuction provides a way to lose that excess weight in your upper and lower abdomen and allows you to gain a more flattering and appealing body shape.

Both men and women have a tendency to put on weight on their abdomen. While the fat in the male abdomen is more fibrous it requires more effort to remove. In contrast abdominal liposuction for women is easier. Often women find the need for an abdominal liposuction after a pregnancy that has left their abdomen out of shape and flabby. Pregnancy stretches the abdominal muscles and leaves a slight bulge in the lower abdomen. This can be altered with abdominal liposuction as can the bulge left after a cesarean section. Liposuction can be done on men and women of all ages without any risk. In individuals who are quite old and the skin has lost its elasticity there may be some amount of wrinkling after the abdominal liposuction. It is important that you ask your surgeon regarding all aspects of this surgical technique.

Abdominal liposuction is available in Honolulu, Hawaii, which is a popular destination amongst people looking to have liposuction done. Hawaii is home to talented surgeons such as Dr. Michael Pasquale who has completed his entire residency in plastic surgery and also done a 2-year training certificate in cosmetic surgery from NYU Downtown, Manhattan. At his clinic in Honolulu it is ensured that all clients have a clear picture of what to expect of the liposuction surgery so as to ensure that they have realistic expectations of it.

Abdominal Liposuction in Honolulu, Hawaii
There are two types of fat in the abdomen: superficial abdominal fat that lies between the skin and the muscles and deep abdominal fat in the abdominal cavity of the intestines. Of the two only superficial fat can be removed by liposuction of the abdomen while deep fat can be reduced by exercise and diet.

Abdominal liposuction is performed under anesthesia by a cosmetic or plastic surgeon. The amount of time required for the surgery would depend on the amount of fat that is to be removed and its nature. Liposuction of the abdomen under local anesthesia is done in Honolulu, Hawaii and the effect of the anesthesia remains for more than 12 hours after the surgery. Tiny incisions are made and cannulas are inserted into the region from where fat is to be removed. They displace the fat and it is vacuumed out. Abdominal liposuction done with microcannulas has many advantages such open drainage, less soreness and pain, no requirement for sutures, etc.

Honolulu, Hawaii is a great place to have abdominal liposuction done as it offers the very best in surgical and medical care and is also a great place to recover from the procedure. Patients are usually asked to take it easy for a day or two before gradually returning to their normal routine. It would take a few weeks to completely recover from the procedure.