The abdomen and waist are problem areas for many women, particularly after childbirth.
Unwanted accumulations of fat can make clothes difficult to fit. It may be impossible to buy clothes "off the rack". Liposuction to the tummy and waist is often extremely helpful in these situations, and skin laxity is rarely a problem after the procedure. In fact, it is possible to remove quite large overhangs of skin without the need to resort to a "tummy tuck" (where the skin is cut and an ugly scar remains). Abdomen liposuction performed under "tumescent anaesthetic" is called liposculpture.
The tummy can be sculptured much better because you are awake during the procedure and can be moved around to achieve 3D body contouring. I commonly include the hips when I perform tummy liposuction. Usually the upper and lower sections of the abdomen are treated at the same time. This helps get rid of the midriff area just below the rib cage which bulges when sitting. Any size of abdomen can be treated with liposuction, small abdomens can be flattened for a "washboard stomach" and pot bellies removed.
Often liposculpture of the abdomen can be combined with treatment of the hips and waist and the size of the whole torso is reduced, creating a narrow waist, getting rid of that square, matronly look and giving the whole central section a real rejuvenation. Even if the skin and tissue appears loose with extra skin in folds over the abdomen, liposculpture can vastly reduce the excess skin with no cuts and thus minimum disruption to a busy schedule. Whether a lot or a little needs to be removed, a dramatic aesthetic improvement can be achieved. More genuine before and after photo's of liposuction of the abdomen can be viewed in our before & after image gallery.
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My confidence and youth is back!
After having put on alot of weight in my pregnancies I was left with a bad "muffin top" and a large amount of excess fat on my hips which I could not shift with either weight loss or exercise. All clothes which I bought were always a size to two sizes bigger than what I actually needed to try and disguise the fat around my stomach and hips and I had taken to wearing a tight lycra singlet everyday to try to hide the rolls.
After I came to see John and spoke to him about having liposuction on both my abdomen and hips I was very excited at the thought of being able to have my pre-children figure back and being able to finally buy clothes that fitted me properly!
Now here I am 5 months later and I feel fantastic and the results are even better than I could have imagined!
The team at the Palm Clinic were friendly and professional and I felt confident every step of the way. A huge thank you to John and the Palm Clinic team for giving me back my confidence and youth!!!
Tummy and hips Liposuction
"I had liposculpture on my abdomen and hips earlier this year and the results were truly amazing. They say that the truth is in the pudding, in my case it was with my clothes. I was a size 14 - 16 and now I am a size 10 - 12 and I am really enjoying purchasing my new clothes for the new me. John Barrett and his team were absolutely wonderful too."