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Abdominal Procedures

Abdominal Liposuction

Abdominal Liposuction improves body shape by removing fat deposits which are resistant to exercise. The procedure is usually performed on an out-patient basis and can use an ultrasonic technique which liquefies the fat before it is suctioned away. Patients may experience temporary bruising, swelling, numbness or burning, or drainage from incision sites. Potential complications include bleeding, infection, asymmetry, skin rippling or discoloration, fluid retention, or excessive fluid loss which may lead to shock (only with large volume liposuction). Patients generally return to work and to strenuous activity within two weeks. Swelling and bruising generally subside within one to three months and that may be reduced through use of tumescent or ultrasonic techniques.

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Body Lift

Body Lift is a term which incorporates several different surgical approaches to recontouring the area around the waist. The Body Lift is performed as an in-patient procedure. Patients may experience temporary swelling, soreness, bruising or numbness. Potential complications include blood clots to the lungs, asymmetry, bleeding, infection, fluid retention, excessive scarring or necrosis of the skin around the belly button. Patients generally return to work and to strenuous activity within a month to six weeks. Scars fade within three months to two years. Results vary by age and weight, but are usually dramatic.

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Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck is a term applied to a variety of procedures which remove tissue and recontour the body from the belly button to the pubic bone. Some approaches remove excess skin and fat; others tighten the muscle or use these surgical techniques in combination. The procedure may be conducted either on an out-patient or in-patient basis. Patients might experience temporary swelling, soreness or bruising. Potential complications include blood clots to the lungs, bleeding, infection, asymmetry, fluid retention, excessive scarring or necrosis of the skin around the belly button. Patients generally return to work within a month and to strenuous activity within six weeks. Results vary by age and weight gain, but offer especially significant results after pregnancies.

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